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Yes, COVID-19 Is Killing Black People

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Having strong Black businesses is literally a life and death matter. Black people represent 70% of COVID deaths in Chicago. In Milwaukee, over 80% of COVID-19 deaths are Black people. Nearly half of deaths statewide in Michigan are Black folks. It’s not that Black people don’t understand social distancing but […]

Earl Graves, Founder Of Black Enterprise, Has Passed At 85

Bebeto Matthews/AP In his 1997 Earl Graves Sr., Founder of Black Enterprise, wrote a book, “How to Succeed in Business Without Being White.” Graves wanted to empower Black entrepreneurs and naturally, Black people. We Buy Black is committed to empowering Black entrepreneurs by educating Black consumers to support their own. The foundation, however, is empowered […]

Black Business Relief Fund Official Rules

Official Contest Rules CONTEST PERIOD The We Buy Black Relief Fund (“contest”) application process starts at 10:00 am eastern time on April 8, 2020 and ends at 11:59pm eastern time, April 15, 2020.  ELIGIBILITY Open only to businesses with 2 or more years in operation (“Business”). Entrants must be able to attend the Contest Prep […]

$100,000 Black Business Relief Fund For COVID-19

Critical moments in history have threatened the existence of Black owned businesses. The destruction of Black Wall Streets around the country was devastating, in the early 20th century. The construction of the interstates in the 1950s and 1960s nearly wiped out all the Black businesses that still remained: the construction of I-40 erased 80 percent […]

Black Fashion Designers Combating Covid-19 By Donating Masks

Since Covid-19 has taken the world by storm, hospitals and medical offices around the world are running critically low on healthcare supplies. Due to this dangerous pandemic, masks and other medical supplies are being purchased faster than companies can produce them. This is leaving the medical professionals at a disadvantage. Hospitals and other medical facilties […]

She Worked 10 Years To Open Her Store, Covid-19 Hit 1 Month Later: She’s Determined To Stay Open

Janell Richmond worked 10 years to finally open her first storefront. In November 2019, Eméché Cakery & Cafe opened in Bronzeville, a historic Black neighborhood in Chicago. Janell couldn’t have possibly known that one month later a virus would originate in China and threaten to destroy in a matter of months, what took 10 years […]

This Virtual Coach Will Help You Launch Your Business During Quarantine

Where can aspiring Black entrepreneurs go for help to launch a small-business in the midst of a crisis? The coronavirus is threatening the financial stability and well-being of Black families, causing high unemployment and economic uncertainty around the country. It has also created a unique opportunity for creatives, innovators and problem solvers to capitalize on […]

You Can Lose Weight During Quarantine, This Product Can Help

Weight loss is one of the most elusive pursuits on the planet but a new product is just the boost you need. Tika Faya is a brand that will accelerate your weight loss journey in ways unimaginable. Tika Faya offers a perfectly balanced, all-natural workout enhancing cream that allows you to target specific areas to […]

Emerge From Quarantine In Style With These 16 Black Owned Clothing Brands

At some point the quarantine will end. When that happens, how will you emerge: fashionable or not? Check out these 16 Black owned clothing brands and make sure that you reintroduce yourself to the world in style. WRLDINVSN (world-in-vision) is a brand “Made in New Orleans.” WRLDINVSN provides original design and branded fashion apparel for […]

Covid-19 Stimulus Legislation Won’t Save Black Businesses

The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington will receive $25 million, thanks to an earmark tucked in the coronavirus relief package. As Dr. Natalie Hopkinson of Howard University points out, the Kennedy Center receives regular funding from taxpayers and private donations: all things small Black businesses don’t receive. Black businesses have always operated at […]