Amid the wreckage of 2020, are there opportunities to fix what was already broken, including the system of human relationships we call the economy?
One reason why Black-owned businesses have fared worse in the pandemic: weaker banking relationships
That leaves them restricted access to capital, according to a study by the New York Fed.
Maggie Anderson has dedicated herself to Black economic empowerment by buying from Black-owned businesses. But it isn't easy.
Rita Magalde, owner of a Utah bakery specializing in baklava, says the increase in business feels like a miracle.
"Going back to normal would be disastrous for Black Americans," says Andre M. Perry of the Brookings Institution.