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How This Black Owned Coffee Business is Coping During COVID-19

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Red Bay Coffee is a wholesale specialty coffee roasting company based in Oakland, California. This Black Owned Coffee business serves as a community hub hosting events, including food popups, concerts, magazine releases, panel discussions, and self-care festivals. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus and subsequent “stay-at-home” mandates,  business has slowed dramatically. We caught up with…

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Real Estate is now considered an Essential Service according to U.S. Government

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On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) updated its list of essential services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and expressly included residential real estate. The order now includes residential and commercial real estate, including settlement services, as essential services. However, if a state, city or…

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What You Should Know About Loan Forgiveness under The CARES Act

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, commonly known as the “CARES Act” (the “Act”) was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The Act offers unprecedented benefits to help American employers during this national crisis. This article will focus on the loan forgiveness program promulgated under the Act. In sum, the Act…

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2020 Essence Fest postponed amid Louisiana Coronavirus concerns

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The 2020 Essence Festival is being postponed and moved “closer to the fall” amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Louisiana, organizers announced Friday on their website. It’s the latest festival change in the New Orleans area as COVID-19 cases in the state swelled to 2,746 with 119 deaths, with the highest concentration in Orleans and Jefferson…

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What does the Coronavirus Pandemic mean for the Largest Black Owned Architecture Firm?

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The Coronavirus pandemic’s impact on architecture still isn’t totally clear. Some construction sites are closed, financial markets are fluctuating, and designers are working from home. Jack Morley spoke with Jonathan Moody, CEO of Ohio-based Moody Nolan, about how the pandemic is affecting his business and the industry more broadly. “We’re hoping for the best but…

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Howard University to receive $13 Million as part of Coronavirus Stimulus Package

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The Senate unanimously passed an approximately $2.2 trillion stimulus package late Wednesday night in an effort to jump-start an economy severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This coronavirus response package makes millions of dollars in funding available for Howard University through September 2021. The draft legislation calls for $13 million “to remain available through September 30, 2021,…

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The COVID-19 Effect on Black Business: PR Firm Owner – DANIELLE

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The COVID-19 global pandemic will without a doubt, affect Black owned businesses for years to come. In this series, we will be sharing personal stories from Black entrepreneurs and professionals about how they are currently dealing with this new reality. In this installment, we spoke with Danielle Tyler, founder of Public Relations firm, TheCommsEffect. What…

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Coronavirus and Black Entrepreneurship: The Impact On My Life And Business – ABU

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The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a brutal decline in economic activity that is hitting many Black owned businesses and professionals hard. In this series, we will be sharing personal stories from Black entrepreneurs and professionals about how they are dealing with this new reality. What were your initial thoughts when you learned about the…

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7 year old activist uses $600 of savings to make coronavirus care packages for seniors, feed 90 students

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a first-grader in Gaithersburg, Maryland, used money he saved up to help those in need as a way to overcome fear with acts of love. Cavanaugh Bell, 7, spent $600 of his own money, saved up from two birthdays and three Christmases, to purchase and package 65 “COVID-19 Carepacks” along with 31 hot meals from…

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Adenah Bayoh to Serve Free Breakfast & Lunches at Her 3 IHOPs and Guarantee 2 Weeks of Pay for Her Workers

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Restaurateur and real estate developer Adenah Bayoh announced yesterday that she will be providing free take-out breakfast and lunch on weekdays at her 3 IHOP locations, Paterson, Newark, and Irvington, NJ every day until school reopens. Starting March 19th, families in need can pick up pancakes for breakfast from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and…

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