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Black-Owned Businesses Look to the FDA to Protect Them
August 5, 2021
A year ago, in a quick fix reaction to the pandemic, the FDA released emergency guidance that lowered the standards for germ-fighting products like hand sanitizer in order to get more on the market. This led to an ongoing wave of hand sanitizers that both smell horrible and seem to do virtually nothing. Now, a year later, city streets are refilling, businesses are starting to operate at full capacity, and we have a more reliable supply of hand sanitizer. Yet, businesses are still providing questionable products, and we are even seeing reports of products with toxic carcinogens steadily pop up. ... read more »
Black Businesses Matter, But Will They Get Fair Share of COVID-19 Aid Money?
April 16, 2020
The pandemic has cut a wide and deadly swathe through communities across the country, overwhelmed the medical infrastructures of places like New York City, Detroit and New Orleans, and brought much of America’s economic activity to a standstill. At press time, the grisly tally in the U.S. stood at 356,942 confirmed cases and more than 10,524 deaths. New York is still the epicenter with more than 122,031 confirmed cases and almost 4,159 deaths. ... read more »
On King Holiday Commemoration: 600 Black Legislators Resolved to Push Policies for Economic Justice Resolution considered new win for Black Wealth 2020
January 30, 2019
It was three years ago that a group of national business leaders launched a movement called Black Wealth 2020 partially based on the economic vision articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King said in his final speech on April 3, 1968: "It's all right to talk about streets flowing with milk and honey, but God has commanded us to be concerned about the slums down here and his children who can't eat three square meals a day. It's all right to talk about the new Jerusalem, but one day, God's preacher must talk about the new New York, the new Atlanta, the new Philadelphia, the new Los Angeles, the new Memphis, Tennessee." ... read more »
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Black Business Group, Black Banks Making Black History With Economic Justice
February 15, 2017
It is the number one reason that Black-owned businesses fail: Simply put - not enough money and not enough places to get it. That's why as America commemorates Black History Month, the US Black Chamber Inc. (USBC), an association of more than 122 Black chambers and 265,000 business owners, is escalating publicity on its partnership with historic, Black-owned Liberty Bank. Both entities are determined to break economic barriers that have historically oppressed Black people. ... read more »
The U.S. Black Chambers Named Distinguished Advocate of the Year
October 26, 2016
Each year MBDA honors "Champions of Minority Business Development" through its National MED Week. ... read more »
Dollars and Sense: Why Businesses Must Embrace the Clean Energy Movement
April 21, 2016
Business leaders often say, “If it don’t make dollars, it don’t make sense.” We are constantly focused on our bottom line and how to grow our businesses for the future. Successful business owners examine new trends and are constantly trying to figure out how to keep products and services on the cutting edge of industry. Forbes recently released their Top 10 Business Trends That Will Drive Success in 2016 that covered everything from greater customer connections through social media to greater investment in customer service. Yet one of the greatest opportunities for business lies in embracing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Clean Power Plan. ... read more »
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