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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Not even a week into business, a Black-owned juice bar was burglarized in south Minneapolis. The Dripping Root posted on social media that it will not be open Friday, which would have marked the juice bar’s sixth day in business at the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and 40th Street. “Everyone is okay. Everything is okay,” owner Catiesha...
    Robb Recommends: Tom Ford’s Intensive Treatment Lotion and Emulsion Gives You Refreshed, Energized Skin President of baseball ops Chris Antonetti: Renaming Indians is a complex process Kurt Cobain A slew of items once owned by industry icons nabbed a total of nearly $5 million during a three-day auction organized by Julien’s Auctions, including Kurt Cobain’s self-portrait caricature, Elton John’s...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – More than 100 years ago, what was known as Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, became the site of a race massacre. People were killed and homes and businesses were destroyed — but not the resolve of those affected. One North Texas church showed the area that Black-owned businesses are thriving. READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot Inside...
    New York (CNN Business)An estimated $150 million in equity capital has been invested in Black-owned banks since George Floyd was murdered last year, according to the National Bankers Association, a trade group that represents 24 of the country's minority-owned financial institutions. Those funds have put the nation's Black banking community in a stronger position today than it was a year...
    When Rose Ingleton launched her own namesake skincare line two years ago, she couldn't get her products into big retailers and was forced to use her own funds or get help from family and friends. But things changed after the Black Lives Matter protests last year. Ingleton, a New York dermatologist, who's Black, reconnected with beauty chain Sephora and now...
    Courtney Subramanian/White House pool Republicans attacked Vice President Kamala Harris after she gave reporters cookies — featuring her own likeness and that of Air Force Two — that were given to her by a Black-owned Washington, DC bakery. USA Today White House correspondent Courtney Subramanian is a pool reporter on VP Harris’ current overseas trip, and tweeted a photo of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Black Restaurant Week started in Northeastern states last week on June 4. READ MORE: Police Still Considering Filing Charges Against Man Accused Of Abusing Dog In Ross Township Pittsburgh is joining the “No Crumb Left Behind” campaign. READ MORE: Record Number Of Passengers Travel Through Arnold Palmer Regional Airport In May The...
    Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC.Win McNamee Last June, social media feeds became flooded with corporate statements about how companies would promote racial equity within and beyond their workforce. The commitments came after the police murder of George Floyd sparked protests around the country. One...
    More On: vandalism It’s the Wild West Village! Neighborhood overrun with graffiti, garbage: locals Black-owned Soho gallery vandalized — again ‘Deeply disgusted’: NYC Vietnam memorial vandalized with swastikas, veteran insults Say it ain’t Soho! NYC nabe taken under siege by graffiti vandals The NYPD released footage of a man defacing the outside of a black-owned Soho art gallery —...
    Campsites used by voting rights marchers in 1965 need immediate attention or risk being lost, according to the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation. The landmark voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 didn't happen in just one day: Participants spent four nights camping along the roughly 55-mile...
    More On: vandalism ‘Deeply disgusted’: NYC Vietnam memorial vandalized with swastikas, veteran insults Say it ain’t Soho! NYC nabe taken under siege by graffiti vandals Rep. Nancy Mace says home vandalized by ‘Antifa symbols and profanity’ Queens vandal who tagged dozens of cars given appearance ticket: cops Vandals have targeted a black-owned art gallery in Soho for the third...
    (CNN) — It’s an effort to expand access to coronavirus vaccines: provide shots at the barbershop. As part of a White House initiative, the National Association of County and City Health Officials is planning to help train Black-owned barbershops and hair salons to provide accurate vaccination information and even provide vaccines where possible, Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive officer of...
    By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — It’s an effort to expand access to coronavirus vaccines: provide shots at the barber shop. As part of a White House initiative, the National Association of County and City Health Officials is is planning to help train Black-owned barber shops and hair salons to provide accurate vaccination information and even provide vaccines where...
    (CNN)It's an effort to expand access to coronavirus vaccines: provide shots at the barber shop. As part of a White House initiative, the National Association of County and City Health Officials is is planning to help train Black-owned barber shops and hair salons to provide accurate vaccination information and even provide vaccines where possible, Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive officer...
    Loading the player... “I really want to shop Black-owned, but don’t know where to find business,” many people said following the events of 2020 that included Black lives being lost in large numbers at the hands of a pandemic, and then again in police shootings. Luckily for us, Spelman and Harvard Law graduate Khadijah Robinson created a list...
    President Joe Biden argued that black entrepreneurs needed more assistance from the federal government because many did not have accountants or lawyers. “The data shows young black entrepreneurs are just as capable of succeeding, given the chance, as white entrepreneurs are, but they don’t have lawyers, they don’t have accountants, but they have great ideas,” Biden said. The president spoke...
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    PRESIDENT Joe Biden is expected to promise $100billion to minority-owned businesses today as he visits Oklahoma to speak at the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. He will be the first president to take part in the events commemorating the attack on "Black Wall Street", which saw dozens of black people killed and hundreds of homes destroyed when...
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced plans to build black wealth and narrow the racial income gap ahead of a trip to Oklahoma to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.  Biden's plan focuses on two key creators of wealth: homeownership and small business ownership.  Under his proposal, the Department of Housing and Urban Development will propose new regulations...
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    BOSTON (CBS) – TJ Douglass, the owner of The Urban Grape on Columbus Ave in the South End, says it’s time for change. He knows that his role as one of the few black-owned wine businesses is an important one. And the death of George Floyd one year ago, and peaceful protest and riots that followed impacted him in a...
    A collectible Mercedes looks set to be a smash when it is served up to motor enthusiasts at an auction next month. The modern-classic Merc is a 2009 CLK63 AMG Black Series - one of the most powerful models produced by the German brand in the noughties that was built in exclusive numbers. But this particular car has a further...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It is a Sacramento civic treasure. Now the city’s black-owned newspaper, the Sacramento Observer, has a new headquarters, only it’s no longer in Oak Park. The publisher has moved the headquarters to Del Paso Heights, leaving some to call it another sign of Oak Park gentrification. READ MORE: Japanese American Activists Relive Painful Past Hoping Asian Hate...
    Loading the player... An industry favorite amongst beauty editors of all hair textures, Mielle Organics is known to help keep your hair healthy. Monique Rodriguez, nurse turned CEO of Mielle Organics, founded the company as a way to share with others how she was taking care of and growing her own hair. Rodriguez would post her homemade recipes...
    Cora and Stefan Miller started a hair care company after they had their son, Kade, and struggled to find hair products for him. Young King Hair Care is now sold by Walmart and Target. When Cora Miller had her son, she discovered the baby had a full head of hair — and found few products on the market to style...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Two companies owned by Los Angeles media entrepreneur Byron Allen are suing McDonald’s for $10 billion, claiming that the fast food giant committed racial discrimination for not advertising in Black-owned media outlets. The lawsuit says that about 40% of the restaurant’s customer base are Black people and that the fast food giant devoted less than $5 million...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) was blasted with criticism when more than 300 protesters gathered along Wrightwood Avenue on Thursday. Representatives of 40 different community groups said the mayor has let the city down, according to Fox 32. “It’s not enough to be Black, it’s not enough to be female, you gotta be right,” Tara Stamps, a veteran CPS teacher, stated....
    Byron Allen, a black media mogul who owns Entertainment Studios Networks Inc. and Weather Group LLC, filed a lawsuit Thursday against McDonald’s, seeking $10 billion in damages for the fast-food chain’s alleged racial discrimination. “McDonald’s intentionally discriminated against Entertainment Studios and Weather Group through a pattern of racial stereotyping and refusals to contract,” the lawsuit claims. [email protected] talks with @ShartiaBrantley...
    (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images) Two media companies owned by Byron Allen, the media mogul behind a movie studio and more than a dozen television stations, are suing McDonald’s for $10 billion, accusing the fast-food chain of discriminating against Black-owned media companies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Entertainment Studios Networks Inc. and Weather Group LLC filed the lawsuit...
    Loading the player... Media mogul Byron Allen is suing McDonald’s for racial discrimination and is seeking $10 billion in damages. Allen Media Group divisions Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. — parent owner of theGrio — and Weather Group, LLC filed a lawsuit on Thursday, accusing McDonald’s of racial discrimination. The filing alleges that McDonald’s discriminated against Allen’s media entities by...
    Loading the player... Media mogul Bryon Allen is suing McDonald’s for racial discrimination and is seeking $10 billion in damages. Allen Media Group divisions Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. — parent owner of theGrio — and Weather Group, LLC filed a lawsuit on Thursday, accusing McDonald’s of racial discrimination. The filing alleges that McDonald’s discriminated against Allen’s media entities by...
    Loading the player... This year’s Urban One Honors, which airs on TV One on Sunday at 9 p.m., has a different twist. The 2021 theme is “Women Leading the Change” and the show’s honorees are all Black women.  Read More: ‘Foot soldiers’ of Birmingham to BLM: ‘Keep on keeping on’ Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, groundbreaking journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, health equality...
    Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a roundtable former President Donald Trump had to rush reopening plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. If only people knew the racist inner-workings that inform how they get their news, we’d have far more former CNN aficionados retreating into media-free solitude. The racism at work at your favorite news stations, newspapers, and red carpet events is so rampant...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  “More coffee, more life” is just the beginning of the unique experience for patrons at Hotel Revival.    READ MORE: Towson University Cap & Gown Vendor Reports Possible Cyber Breach Of Credit Card Information With an emphasis on local, it’s given to you in every mug. Bubbling with pride, Black Acres Roastery is the latest partner handing...
    Loading the player... Byron Allen’s call for advertisers to allocate more dollars to Black-owned media has prompted IPG Mediabrands, one of the industry’s largest ad agency holding companies, to officially commit a minimum of 5% of their media budgets to Black-owned media companies by 2023. “This announcement is an historic moment for corporate America and for Black America,...
    Loading the player... While we should show love to our mother’s or women in our lives that we care about every day, Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to shower some extra love. The holiday may bring some stress when you are attempting to find the right gift for the special woman in your life. While the day...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The first known black-owned bakery is opening at the Reading Terminal Market and it has some sweet offerings! Sweet T’s Bakery celebrated its grand opening on Thursday. They offer a line of sweet potato-based baked goods. Pie and cheesecake are their specialties. READ MORE: Philadelphia Museum Of Art Unveils Frank Gehry-Designed Renovations READ MORE: Police Athletic...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Have you ever wanted to go back in time? Well, one Pittsburgh restaurant is giving Pittsburghers a taste of the past. READ MORE: Hope Blossoms After Fire Destroys Leas Floral Shop In East McKeesport “Back To The Foodture” just opened a brand new location on the South Side this weekend. The restaurant offers more...
    PIKESVILLE-OWINGS MILLS, MD. (WJZ) — It’s a big day for a Baltimore County teen. She’s being recognized for her work to highlight small businesses. Fifteen-year-old Kelsey Parker created ThinkBlack. It’s an online directory where Black-owned companies can promote their business to customers for free from anywhere in the United States. READ MORE: NAACP Voicing Concerns Over Fairfax Countys New Police...
                        Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel this month said her organization will hold U.S. President Joe Biden and other Democrats accountable for putting out false narratives about Georgia’s voter integrity law. McDaniel, in a press release, said Democrats’ distortions cost Georgia millions of dollars when Major League...
    Loading the player... Byron Allen is making more mogul moves. His Allen Media Group is set to buy seven stations from Gray TV for $380M, it was announced by both parties on Thursday. Read More: Biden political appointees 18 percent Black, White House announces Allen Media will acquire the stations as part of a divestment Gray was mandated...
    MINNEAPOLIS — Black-owned businesses at the intersection where George Floyd was killed by police last year — now known as George Floyd Square — say they are in dire straits. Black merchants near the once-thriving corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue said police have abandoned the blocked-off intersection, creating a dangerous autonomous zone that has seen crime spike and...
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    Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Mastercard announced Tuesday a multimillion dollar investment in Fearless Fund, a venture capital firm founded by Black women with the mission of investing in minority female entrepreneurs. The credit card giant also unveiled a partnership with Greenwood, a fintech firm aimed at Black and Latinx consumers and business owners, to issue the...
    Eliuth Guzman's catering business was providing 1,000 lunches a week to downtown Chicago offices before COVID-19. It was a major victory for the business owner, who had been rejected for financing by banks numerous times leading up to 2019. She called past financing efforts "impossible."  Then, the pandemic hit. Guzman considered closing Latin Plate Catering & Events for good.  Supplying...