Month: June 2020

40% of black-owned businesses not expected to survive coronavirus

Jameian Selmon kicked off 2020 with a dozen employees and a full slate of weddings and birthday parties booked for her thriving event-planning company in Minneapolis. Less than four months later, her company is gone — one of hundreds of thousands of black-owned businesses around the U.S. that have closed permanently amid the economic rubble …

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National Urban League Legislative Policy Conference June 15-16, 2020

Legislative Policy Conference   The Legislative Policy Conference (LPC) is the National Urban League’s policy convening – bringing together members of Congress, elected state leaders, and community advocates from across the country for over 17 years. Through various tracks, leaders, organizers, and partners discuss the policy issues impacting African-Americans and other historically underrepresented communities.

Bank of America Announces $1 Billion/4-Year Commitment to Support Economic Opportunity Initiatives

Bank of America announced today that it is making a $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to help local communities address economic and racial inequality accelerated by a global pandemic. The programs will be focused on assisting people and communities of color that have experienced a greater impact from the health crisis. Read more

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