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Black businesses are booming
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Black businesses are booming
The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis a year ago put a spotlight on racial inequality in all forms — including business. The resulting conversation about race has changed where many consumers have been spending their cash. Searches on Yelp for Black-owned businesses across the country jumped 3,085% from February of 2020 to February 2021, according to a data analysis by Yelp.
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Haley House, Roxbury Main Streets launch 1st Roxbury Restaurant Week
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Haley House, Roxbury Main Streets launch 1st Roxbury Restaurant Week
The inaugural Roxbury Restaurant Week will infuse the community with savory smells and drool-worthy cuisine June 13-19.
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Jae’da Turner means business
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Jae’da Turner means business
Jae’da Turner is in the business of spreading the word. The Boston native and entrepreneur runs Black Owned Bos., a platform dedicated to highlighting and supporting Black-owned businesses in Boston.
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Wanted: equitable credit access  to build wealth
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Wanted: equitable credit access to build wealth
Although many officials have called for a “return to normal,” millions of small businesses and communities need something new instead. In Black America especially, the “old normal” never delivered equitable access to wealth-building opportunities that served much of white America. Instead, a lengthy history of public policies designed to create and sustain a burgeoning middle class systemically excluded Blacks and other people of color. 
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Blacks getting slim share of city dollars
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Blacks getting slim share of city dollars
The numbers, which confirm previous studies, show just a handful of businesses owned by people of color did business with Boston over the last four years, despite the Walsh administration officials’ professed commitment to expanding opportunities.
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Black Economic Council receives $1.5 million in donations
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Black Economic Council receives $1.5 million in donations
BECMA launched its Greenwood Initiative in the spring, aimed at raising $1 million to help black-owned businesses in the state not only survive a tough time, but grow.
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GK! Market connects minority businesses
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GK! Market connects minority businesses
Since the coronavirus hit, some 40% of Black businesses have gone under, victims of a strained economy, plummeting demand for professional and retail services and customers wary of venturing out into the COVID climate. Sensing the need to connect customers with companies, regardless of the motivation, social entrepreneur Colette Phillips has launched GK! Market as an outgrowth of her groundbreaking Get Konnected! networking events.
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House leaders demand details on PPP program
As the remaining days dwindle for small businesses to apply for loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), both banks and federal officials are being challenged by several House leaders to explain how the $670 billion program intended to aid the nation’s small businesses has actually been operating.
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