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"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

The landlord who stepped up in the 'hour of need'

A landlord in Kenya is helping his tenants get through the coronavirus crisis by suspending rent payments.
Tenants of this apartment complex in Kenya's Nyandarua County don't have to pay rent for four months as they navigate the coronavirus crisis.
Courtesy of Michael Munene

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.
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Becoming a small business owner during a pandemic

Jul 15, 2020
Erin Gomes, a new business owner in the Bay Area, faces unexpected challenges due to COVID-19.
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When finding fossils pays the bills

How Schuyler Andrulat of South Carolina turned a lifelong hobby of hunting shark teeth into a job.
A secret fossil hunting location near Summerville, South Carolina.
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A family farm's quandary: small kids, no school and harvest around the corner

Jul 9, 2020
Soon the Schwagerls of Browns Valley, Minnesota, will need "all hands on deck." But they are facing fall with without child care or school.
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Subscription gelato may be one answer to a cool business climate

Jul 8, 2020
When impulse buys dropped, Gelateria Uli's owner had to find a new business model to keep the Los Angeles ice creamery afloat.
Courtesy of Uli Nasibova

How one artist expanded her role during the pandemic and protests

Jul 6, 2020
Multimedia artist Atiya Jones says she makes art about “small, accumulative actions.” But the form of that art has changed during COVID-19.
A self-portrait of multimedia artist Atiya Jones, who started making and selling masks during the pandemic.
Courtesy of Atiya Jones

Connecting consumers to businesses created by women of color is her passion

Jul 3, 2020
Janet Oganah is the founder of Janet's List, which brings awareness to businesses by women of color in the United Kingdom.
Janet Oganah, founder of Janet's List, shines a spotlight on brands created by Black women and other women of color.
Funso Foluso-Henry