Recently, U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Georgia) has introduced the Minority Entrepreneurship Grant Program Act, which would create a grant program with the Small Business Administration for entrepreneurs at minority-serving institutions such as historically Black colleges and universities, to address the wealth gap that plagues African-American communities.
The Atlanta BeltLine is launching a program to support small business owners, with six storefronts opening next to the trail.
After last summer's surge in anti-racist book sales, NPR spoke to three Black bookstore owners across the country to ask if customers are still engaged with their businesses and anti-racist reading.
Black entrepreneurs have long faced challenges be it getting financial capital, or discrimination in contracting. Now, the pandemic has hit them the hardest and many are trying to find ways to thrive.