Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Business

For more than 50 years, the McDonald’s Corporation took pride in branding itself as a socially conscious corporation particularly interested in doing business in abandoned and long-ignored Black communities while embracing racial diversity as a critical component of its...
Save-A-Lot grocery store, 516 Tillman St., closed its doors permanently on Tuesday, June 30, after just two years of serving the Binghampton community. With closures both locally and nationwide, Save-A-Lot is restructuring to save the company. Save-A-Lot filled a critical need...
In an effort to move away from supporting problematic businesses while circulating the Black dollar, Ken and Mary Olds, a husband and wife duo, are set to open Muggin Coffee House in the Whitehaven area July 6. “Muggin is a...
Come noon today (June 19), www.cdcoshops.com opens as the online, buy-in portal for the first annual “Juneteenth Shop Black Virtual Experience.” Cynthia Daniels & Co. is driving this one-day shopping extravaganza. At its corps, the virtual event will highlight and...
Russ Graham, co-owner of Flight Restaurant & Wine Barat at 39 S. Main St. and Monroe, has been forced out of the business in response to allegations of racism and sexism at Flight and some of its sister restaurants. Flight...
As protests for racial justice continue across the country and around the world, so has the push to support black-owned businesses. The conversation is widely shared through the hashtag #BlackOwnedBusiness and recently has gotten a lot of traction as protesters...
by Howard Robertson --  When it came to watching "Mad Men," the TV drama about the ruthless, win-at-any-cost ad agency world in the 60’s, I was one and done. That’s right, I watched one episode and it was enough for...
Black Restaurant Week 2020 the second week in March was on track to generate tens of thousands of dollars for African-American eateries. But a global helping of COVID-19 thwarted the fifth annual event. In a matter of days, life and...
Businesses owned by minorities and women have contracting and purchasing opportunities with corporate and governmental agencies throughout the Mid-South, including Shelby County Schools (SCS). Recently, the school district has come under scrutiny about a lack of data distinguishing African-American business...
When Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken opened on April 4, 2001, proprietor Louis Martin never dreamed it would reach national prominence on the Food Network. Now the new series “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is filming a segment on the popular fried...
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