The City of Greenville today announced its partnership with Operation HOPE to accelerate its groundbreaking One Million Black Businesses Initiative (1MBB). Greenville’s commitment includes supporting the creation of 350 new Black-owned businesses by 2030 with a focus on critical tools for business growth such as technology and resources, educational programs, and the opportunity to access capital. Through […]

Here’s your chance to help out a Black-owned restaurant that you love anywhere in the United States!   More details here. How to Nominate a Restaurant: During the Program Period, enter via Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram (each, a “Social Media Platform”), as instructed below for a chance to have the Restaurant you nominated receive a $25,000 […]

Facebook has announced that it is allocating $100 million to assist Black-owned businesses. Forty million dollars of that will go to small, black-owned businesses and even businesses in North Carolina are eligible. Apply for one of the Facebook grants here.   From the early days of the pandemic, we have been listening to small businesses […]

After an impressive showing in Raleigh, the Black Farmers’ Market is headed back to the Bull City this weekend. “We can’t believe July is already here. Join us on the second Sunday of the month @provident1898! We are adding more space and more vendors to help cut down time in the line. Get there early! […]

There is a Black Farmers Market event being held in Durham next weekend.       “Join us ‪next Sunday, June 14th‬ as we kick off the first Black Farmers’ Market of the season! Our team has worked tirelessly to make sure we are creating a safe space for both our vendors and our attendees […]

Black Americans appear to be contracting the coronavirus and dying from it at a higher rate than White Americans. There are different contributing factors, according to health experts. One theory is institutional racism in the healthcare system and the other is that African-Americans are more likely to have preexisting health conditions.       Facebook: […]

It’s Christmas and Clarence Claus is back! Clarence is the Black Santa figure created by a local family in Apex who wanted their kids to see a Santa who looked like them. Jacquelyn Rodgers said that as a child, she was always surrounded by Black Santas, because her family colored images of Santa brown. Jacquelyn […]

Every Black mother thinks that their cooking is the best. Well, the BuzzFeed-run Cocoa Butter decided to put some Black moms to the test and have a bit of friendly competition. The mission: Put your best foot forward when it comes to fried chicken and macaroni & cheese.       Facebook: The Karen Clark […]

This viral video has been resounding with many Black women online this week. A Black woman in line at a restaurant has a stranger begin to stroke her braids. What would you have done?   According to the person who recorded the video, “I saw her playing with it as I walked in, and decided […]

The story isn’t over for the Black women detained by police on their California vacation. The group was leaving their Airbnb rental when a neighbor called police on the women because she thought they were stealing. In actuality, the women were leaving the rental home with their luggage. Read More: Police Called On Black Women Leaving […]

This is America 2018. A group of five Black women had police called on them at the Grandview Golf Club in Pennsylvania because they were accused of playing too slowly. According to the Daily Mail: Five black women claim they were discriminated against by the white owner of a Pennsylvania golf course and his father, who […]

The hiplet ballerinas were showing off their moves during the opening of the Moncler during Paris Fashion Week. Hiplet is a combination of hip-hop moves with ballet.       Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark