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Boston small businesses of color face a $600 million funding gap
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Business
Boston small businesses of color face a $600 million funding gap
Capital is the lifeblood of any business, as every businessperson knows. But for many small-business owners of color, access to capital can be a challenge.
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Black business ownership numbers are booming
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Business
Black business ownership numbers are booming
Black business ownership is growing at the fastest pace in 30 years, and the share of Black households owning a business has more than doubled, from 5% to 11% between 2019 and 2022, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Nubian Markets serves up Afro-diasporic eats and community connection in Roxbury
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Local News
Nubian Markets serves up Afro-diasporic eats and community connection in Roxbury
Nubian Markets, a café, halal butchery and grocery store that opened in Nubian Square in May, is a business built to reflect and serve the Roxbury community. The café serves a menu inspired by the flavors of the African diaspora, the grocery shelves are lined with products from Black- and brown-owned businesses and the café dining room transforms into a community meeting space.
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Black Market in Nubian Sq. hosts 3rd annual Buy the Block Party
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Local News
Black Market in Nubian Sq. hosts 3rd annual Buy the Block Party
Traffic was shut down along Washington Street between Palmer and Eustis Streets in Roxbury Saturday afternoon to make way for Black Market Nubian’s third annual Buy the Block Party — an event that celebrated Black Music Appreciation Month and the area’s creative contributions to hip-hop over the past 50 years.
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Minority-owned firms see big jump in Mass. state contracts
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Business
Minority-owned firms see big jump in Mass. state contracts
Minority-owned businesses won contracts worth $217 million from Massachusetts state agencies last year, a jump of more than $50 million from the year before, according to new data from the state’s Supplier Diversity Office.
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Black-owned Grace by Nia brings food, music and much needed diversity to Seaport
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Local News
Black-owned Grace by Nia brings food, music and much needed diversity to Seaport
Nia Grace, owner of Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen in Roxbury, opens a vibrant, glamorous jazz club and restaurant in the Seaport this week in collaboration with Big Night.
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Black-owned business Holiday Shopping Guide
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Lifestyle
Black-owned business Holiday Shopping Guide
Though there’s still the Thanksgiving meal to prepare and fall foliage lingering around Boston, it’s officially November, which means holiday shopping season has begun. Get a head start on your loved ones’ wish lists with these products from local Black-owned businesses. 
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