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Difference Maker: Boosting Black Business

Evanston Police Officer Tosha Wilson had a steady job and a good credit score but could not get a startup loan for her proposed Black-owned business. This brought about an epiphany: “There is no way that we’re the only people in this situation.” So, she started helping small Black-owned businesses raise money via a Facebook …

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Black Organizations Fight Systemic Racism by Supporting Black Businesses

Back in April, when the pandemic initially stalled business operations, reports came out that nearly 90 percent of businesses owned by people of color would not receive funding from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). So some regional organizations, such as the Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC), have stepped in to create resiliency funds for Black-owned businesses, CBS SF Bay Area news reported …

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