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Black Americans have a storied history of building thriving Black business districts
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Black History
Black Americans have a storied history of building thriving Black business districts
Black folks have a long history of not only creating dynamic and vibrant businesses, but entire business districts, all while surrounded by the ever-present threat and promise of white domestic terrorism.
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Opinion
A Black Wall Street: beyond a shopping district
The vision of a Black Wall Street in Boston embodies more than just a shopping district. It embodies a movement toward economic empowerment, community unity, and a reduction of the race wealth gap.
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Opinion
Why doesn’t Boston have a Black Wall Street?
In a July news conference announcing his new contract with the Boston Celtics, NBA All-Star Jaylen Brown spoke about creating a Black Wall Street in Boston to fight the area’s wealth disparities. He recognizes that Boston lacks what many other cities have managed to develop.
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Vendors find first day of NAACP national convention profitable
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News
Vendors find first day of NAACP national convention profitable
More than 60 vendors promoted their products and services at the NAACP convention in Boston, drawing long lines and lots of praise.
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Ready to start a business? Here are six steps to take before opening your doors
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Sponsored
Ready to start a business? Here are six steps to take before opening your doors
Starting a business requires planning. You may already have a great business concept, but, before you start selling products or opening stores, consider these six steps to start your business off on the right foot:
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City grants boost Black businesses
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Local News
City grants boost Black businesses
Two dozen small-businesses owners, including some in Boston’s Black community, who were most affected by the pandemic will receive a financial boost from the city, Mayor Michelle Wu’s office announced this week.
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The troubling case of Carlos Watson: ‘Too Black for Business’
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Opinion
The troubling case of Carlos Watson: ‘Too Black for Business’
As a rookie reporter with the Bay State Banner close to 40 years ago, I was assigned a story about a METCO student expelled for allegedly stealing from a student locker in one of the pricey suburbs west of Boston. After interviewing the student, a kid from Dorchester, and a school administrator, I filed the story, which seemed pretty straightforward. But something was clearly eating the editor, Melvin B. Miller, as he bent over the copy in the newsroom.
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Black economic group fights disparities
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Local News
Black economic group fights disparities
Following the 2015 Boston Federal Reserve report, “The Color of Wealth,” which identified major racial wealth gaps in Boston, several Black businesses owners in Massachusetts joined together to create the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts.
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Local News
City Council Cannabis Board outlines inequities
Despite well-intended measures aimed at promoting greater racial and social equity in Boston’s burgeoning cannabis industry, several city regulations are stifling the ability of Black and Hispanic-owned cannabis businesses to thrive.
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Tito Jackson’s dispensary opens downtown
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Local News
Tito Jackson’s dispensary opens downtown
Apex Noire, the cannabis dispensary headed by former City Councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson, celebrated its grand opening Saturday.
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Black businesses survived COVID, they can weather a recession
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Editorial
Black businesses survived COVID, they can weather a recession
Black business owners with small companies are surprisingly optimistic about 2023 although many economists predict monetary challenges.
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Fund to invest $20m in local businesses
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Business
Fund to invest $20m in local businesses
The Boston Impact Initiative (BII), a nonprofit impact investment group focused on businesses and entrepreneurship in Massachusetts communities of color, recently announced the launch of a new $20 million investment fund aimed at Black and brown entrepreneurs and local and regional community-controlled real estate ventures.
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