Tag: Black Business Owners

How Can Corporations Better Support Black-Owned Businesses?

August 1 marked the start of Black Business Month, which is a month dedicated to celebrating, appreciating and supporting Black-owned businesses across the United States. The month of observance was created in 2004 by entrepreneurs John William Templeton and Frederick E. Jordan who understood the importance of Black-owned businesses to…

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80% of Detroit’s Black Business Owners Feel Left Out of the City’s Revitalization Efforts

A survey of 100 Black business owners in Detroit has produced alarming results, according to an article written in DBusiness Magazine by Dr. Ken L. Harris, the 12th national president and CEO of the National Business League (NBL) in Detroit. The National Business League was founded in 1900 by Booker…

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Archived: Dr. Clyde Pemberton, A Black Restaurant Owner, Arrested for Helping Unconscious White Woman Sues NYPD

Dr. Clyde Pemberton, a Black restaurant owner and retired psychiatrist in Harlem, sued the NYPD for his arrest after he helped an unconscious white woman in his restaurant. When Pemberton tried to tell the white supervisor from the 28th precinct that he was a doctor, the officer interrupted him: “You’re…