Introducing the Maine Black Business Pledge Black Owned Maine and Portland Buy Local have teamed up to create a local call to action. Retail shops: Allocate 10% of your shelf space to local, independent Black-business. Consumers: Allocate 10% of your spending power toward local, independent Black-businesses, nonprofits, and professionals. Why 10%? This number roughly represents…

2020 has been a crazy year. First we have the COVID19 pandemic resulting in 200,000 deaths in the US and a net loss of anywhere from 10 million-40 million jobs… a string of protests due to police brutality and were heading into election season which can be a volatile time. My heart goes out to…

Original Story: NY Times Two Black-led banks are merging in a deal that will create the nation’s largest Black-owned depository institution insured by the federal government and the first with assets of more than $1 billion. Broadway Federal Bank, a Los Angeles-based lender founded in 1946, will combine with City First Bank in Washington, which opened in…

My Black Business continues to grow. A big way that we plan to continue our momentum is through partnerships. Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. has stepped up in a large way by using our platform as an economic empowerment piece for their membership. We will serve as a new vehicle for brothers of the fraternity…

The #MyBlackBiz Challenege has begun and entrepreneurs are not looking back. Inspired by the “I am a Black Man” challenge of earlier in 2020, the #MyBlackBiz Challenge highlights business owners and entrepreneurs across America in hopes of showcasing the vast amount of black businesses across our country. Entrepreneurs, franchisees and business owners are asked to…