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The founders of Black N' Animated reflect on their open letter to the animation community

Sep 7, 2020
At first, it felt silent. Which, when you're trying to start a conversation, can be unnerving.
Courtesy of Waymond Singleton
Susie Estes and Steve Brown performing as Sammie and Tudie.
(Courtesy of Susie Estes)

Apple season waits for no pandemic on a Washington farm

Aug 26, 2020
"Every year throws a new challenge at us," says Patrick Smith of Loftus Ranches, who is 10 days in to his harvest
Apple farmers have a lot on their hands.
Tatiana Domarieva. iStock/Getty Images Plus

The "Detroitist" on her dad's record shop and what it really meant

Aug 21, 2020
Marsha Music talks about her hometown and how urban renewal efforts uprooted the family business.
Joe Von Battle inside his record shop on Hastings Street in Detroit.
Photo from the Collection of Marsha Music

His Houston food truck business has become “very hit or miss”

Aug 11, 2020
With traditional revenue sources like office buildings closed, one food truck owner explains the challenges he's facing during the pandemic.
Jose Sanchez's new food truck business had just picked up when COVID-19 started closing office buildings, a major source of customers.
Courtesy of Jose Sanchez.

"If we can't get it let's create it:" tech entrepreneur Rameish Budhoo on creating the Black Nation app

Aug 6, 2020
The Black Nation app started as a directory, and is now a social platform.
The Black Nation app.
Image Courtesy of Rameish Budhoo

Back to work doesn't mean back to spending as before

Jul 29, 2020
Two workers share how the pandemic has changed their month-to-month finances.
Image Credit Andrey Popov

Shifting the Black hair care industry back into Black hands

Jul 28, 2020
Maggie Anderson has dedicated herself to Black economic empowerment by buying from Black-owned businesses. But it isn't easy.
Maggie Anderson
Courtesy of Maggie Anderson

Older volunteers are a key part of the food bank economy

Jul 23, 2020
Why one 86-year-old started volunteering in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
SDI productions

How the decline of Black-owned insurance firms widened the wealth gap

Jul 20, 2020
Many of the agencies survived the Great Depression but later died out. Their loss meant less money invested into Black communities.
Moyo Studios