Job losses hit hard in Black communities

Jun 5, 2020
Black Americans tend to work in the jobs most affected by the coronavirus shutdowns and are less likely to be able to work from home.
Black households are more likely to have just a single wage-earner to depend on, says Valerie Wilson at the Economic Policy Institute.
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Studies show financial pain from COVID-19 is not spread equally

Apr 22, 2020
Black and Hispanic workers are seeing the worst job and income losses.
About 61% of Hispanic households have suffered a partial or total job loss, compared with 44% of black, and 38% of white households.
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Black-owned businesses face increased safety and economic risk from COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020
Health care businesses face medical risks, while retail and food service companies are seeing plunging sales.
Black people are almost 13% of the U.S. population, but only about 4% of business owners.
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A young digital media company sees an opportunity in black millennials

Nov 14, 2018
The AfroTech conference in San Francisco is part of Blavity's events strategy.
Blavity’s Morgan DeBaun and Jeff Nelson on stage at AfroTech 2018.
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What's causing the collapse of black-owned businesses?

Apr 14, 2017
There's been a decline over the past 30 years.
Dr. Martin Luther King addresses civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama. Black-owned businesses helped finance aspects of the civil rights movement, like the Selma to Montgomery march.
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