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After 2020, Nubian Square’s Frugal Bookstore reminds customers, ‘We’re here’
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Business
After 2020, Nubian Square’s Frugal Bookstore reminds customers, ‘We’re here’
In 2020, the Boston Business Journal profiled several small businesses that were struggling to survive the pandemic. Four years later, we’re checking back in with some of them to find out what’s happened since.
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Business
Closing the wealth gap means ensuring Black-owned businesses benefit from Boston’s biggest events
When the NAACP National Convention came to Boston last summer, it coincided with a time of controversy for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, as there were concerns around a lack of diversity and unequal treatment of Black staff and vendors.
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Business
Community lending changes offer hope of expanded credit
Upcoming changes to federal community-lending regulations hold out the promise of expanding access to credit for Black businesses and potential homeowners, according to local bankers and lending experts.
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Diversity advocates concerned new federal ruling will affect minority-focused business efforts
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Business
Diversity advocates concerned new federal ruling will affect minority-focused business efforts
A federal judge’s ruling in Texas that an agency created to help minority-owned businesses must extend its services to every race has New England business equity advocates concerned about the decision’s potential to impede their work.
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Why ‘Buy Black’ for  the holidays matters
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Editorial
Why ‘Buy Black’ for the holidays matters
As the holiday season approaches, I want to take the time to remind our Black community to buy products made by people of color, and to buy them from stores owned by Black people in your community.
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Opinion
Why Black businesses should receive reparations
mong many proposed initiatives to address the wealth gap, the idea of reparations generates significant interest and debate. The goal of reparations shouldn’t be just to compensate for slavery but also to mitigate ongoing discrimination. Here are the major reasons Black businesses, specifically, deserve reparations.
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Hate groups target Black businesses on Martha's Vineyard
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Local News
Hate groups target Black businesses on Martha's Vineyard
Authorities are on high alert after signs bearing the website of the white supremacist group Patriot Front were discovered outside two Black-owned businesses in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Opinion
Increasing the number of Black tech founders in Boston
To encourage more Black entrepreneurs to found businesses in Boston, we need a plan, a champion and a coalition of stakeholders.
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Opinion
Support Boston’s small businesses
Small businesses are what make Boston the city we know and love, and my administration is working tirelessly to make sure they are front and center in our economic recovery.
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Janey pushes for more equity in city contracts
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Local News
Janey pushes for more equity in city contracts
Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced a $2 million supplier diversity plan, following up on the lack of city contracts for Black-owned and women-owned businesses revealed in the city’s disparity study.
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COVID, police reforms top Pressley’s agenda
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Local News
COVID, police reforms top Pressley’s agenda
Pressley says that when COVID-19 cases first began growing in the U.S., she knew it could have a devastating effect in the 8th Congressional District, which she represents in Congress.
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Opinion
It’s time for America to address systemic racism
Today, black people are fighting battles seemingly on every front. From ensuring we can survive the health and economic stresses that COVID-19 has put on our businesses and communities, to fighting that other virus that this nation has long given up finding the vaccine for: systemic racism.
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