Category: Business & Finance

40 Black History Sites in America Receive $3 million in Preservation Grant Money

Superintendent of Fort Monroe National Monument, Terry E. Brown, poses near a historical marker at the fort, August 19, 2019, in Hampton, Virginia.Photo: Brendan Smialowski (Getty Images) Forty sites and organizations with deeply-rooted ties to Black history will receive more than $3 million in grants from the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, ensuring that they’ll […]

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Survey Says Black Walmart Managers Don’t Recommend Working There

Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP (Getty Images) If you ask a Black person working as a manager at your local Walmart store whether you should get a job there, chances are they might invoke the great Reggie COUZ to answer you: “Oh hell noooooooo-ohh-aaahhhhhhhhhh!” Advertisement At least that’s what the findings of a survey commissioned by the […]

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The Song That Never Ends: New Report Shows Music Industry Barely Passes Diversity Test, Changes Are ‘Surface’

Black Music Action Coalition co-president Binta N. Brown.Screenshot: YouTube A little over a year ago, the music industry joined the swarm of solidarity showcases led by corporate entities during the Black Lives Matter uprisings in 2020, most notably in response to the murder of George Floyd. Using the hashtags #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused, artists were encouraged […]

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Yeezy’s Takeover of Gap Begins With a Tease of Its First Design

Screenshot: Gap (Instagram) Gap’s Instagram page looks a little…different today. In fact, it doesn’t look like much at all, given that its sole post features an intriguing glossy and cropped cerulean blue puffer floating on a white ground. Of course, Gap’s logo looks different too, its signature three-letter emblem temporarily (we think) replaced with a […]

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Ulta Is the Latest Retailer to Join the Fifteen Percent Pledge, Promising a Bigger Assortment of Black-Owned Brands

  Photo: Jonathan Weiss (Shutterstock) Advertisement The Fifteen Percent Pledge just scored another win in the form of another major retailer joining its commitment to dedicate 15 percent of its assortment to Black-owned, Black-founded and Black-led brands. On Tuesday, it was announced that Ulta Beauty has joined Sephora, Macy’s, Gap, American Vogue and more in […]

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Yeezy Will Soon Fall Into the Gap; Retailer Teases Late June Drop Date

Photo: Jean-Baptiste Lacroix / AFP (Getty Images) With everything else that’s occurred in the world of Kanye West since last June, it’d be understandable if you’d forgotten about his upcoming collaboration with Gap altogether. After all, it was followed by a failed presidential run, a multibillion-dollar evaluation, a documentary announcement, a divorce announcement, a disgruntled […]

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One Year After Protests for Racial Justice, Corporations Must Go Beyond Their Statements and Commit to Racial Justice Through Their Policies

Protestors hold pictures of George Floyd as they march during a Juneteenth rally at Grand Army Plaza on June 19, 2020 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP (Getty Images) Last year during the protests for racial justice, almost every major corporation released a statement standing in solidarity with the Black […]

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Since Leaving Office, Trump Has Charged the Secret Service $40,000 for a Single Room at Mar-a-Lago

Photo: Sarah Silbiger (Getty Images) The current president of Florida just can’t stop the grift. According to the Washington Post, the current president of white supremacy charged the Secret Service (read American taxpayers) some $40,000 for a single room at his Mar-a-Lago Club. Advertisement Records viewed by the Post show that Trump’s club charged the […]

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Black Farmers Call a Letter Sent by Banks to the USDA Warning Against Debt Forgiveness a Threat

Photo: Michael M. Santiago (Getty Images) It shouldn’t come as a surprise that, as with most things in this country, the farming industry hasn’t exactly been welcoming to Black people throughout the entirety of this country’s modern history. In an effort to rectify the injustices Black farmers have had to endure, the $1.9 trillion COVID […]

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