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"The past couple of months have been pretty crazy": How one clothing business grew in 2020

Dec 28, 2020
As her collections continue to sell out, Wanek is adjusting to increased demand for her clothing.
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Small company puzzles out delivery logistics with sudden demand

Dec 25, 2020
How 2020 created a thriving market for one Black-owned company in Washington, D.C.
Puzzle Huddle founder Matthew Goins in his family’s living room, which currently doubles as a warehouse.
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This lender wants young people to see the opportunity on the Pine Ridge Reservation

Dec 21, 2020
On the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the woman running the sole business loan lender has a message: There's opportunity on the reservation.
A 2001 photo of the Wounded Knee cemetary and memorial, located in Badlands National Park on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
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Texting service will check racial bias, anonymously, for a price

Dec 16, 2020
The founder of Your Black Friend likens the service to a spell-check for racial prejudice.
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A huge wealth gap makes economic recovery harder for Black Americans

Dec 10, 2020
The average white American male under 35 has 224 times the household wealth of the average Black female of the same age, a new study says.
A woman makes grilled cheese with her granddaughter after being laid off from her job early in the pandemic.
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People of color more at risk of COVID-19 spread at work

Dec 3, 2020
The Urban Institute says more than half of Black, Latinx and Native American workers have jobs that put them at a greater risk.
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Nasdaq proposal would require listing companies to have more diverse boards

Dec 2, 2020
Corporate boards serve an advisory roles and make key decisions about the direction of a business.
People are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on July 30, 2018 in New York City.
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Bon Appétit, with a new editor-in-chief, sets out to change how we think about food

Davis wants Bon Appétit to be the top destination for recipes, but also a place to gather and discuss the links between culture and food.
Dawn Davis began her new role as head of the 64-year-old magazine last month.
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"All the pandemic has done is shine a horrifyingly clear spotlight on every inequality in our community. And my community is the book community."

Dec 1, 2020
Independent bookseller Hannah Oliver Depp is struggling with suppliers in her mission to tell the stories of struggling people.
Loyalty Books, which centers the stories of people of color and queer people.
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Capitol Hill is still overwhelmingly white

Dec 1, 2020
The 117th Congress will be one of the most racially diverse in history, but what about the lawmakers' staffers? LaShonda Brenson of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is working on it.
Top staffers on Capitol Hill are far less diverse than the people they represent, according to LaShonda Brenson of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
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