Rev. Al Sharpton recently caught up with Urban One CEO Alfred Liggins to discuss the company's branded casino proposals for the city of Richmond, Virginia.

Urban One Inc., a Black-owned business that operates media organizations across the country, recently ventured into partnership with Peninsula Pacific Entertainment to propose a $517 million casino resort in South Richmond.

A new survey seeking feedback from Richmond, Virginia, residents about plans to build a casino there follows criticism from African American business leaders that they and Black residents haven't been considered for the economic opportunities.

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Kevin Hart has invested in the Black-owned brand Ellis Island Tea.


Black entrepreneurs say that the coronavirus is killing their bottom lines and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing them out of business.

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SheaMoisture has launched a $1 million fund to support business owners of color amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the more understated casualties from the sudden economic and social effects of the coronavirus has been Black-owned businesses.

The ongoing debate over whether to build and operate new casinos in Virginia has failed to take the commonwealth’s Black residents and their economic opportunities into consideration, African American business leaders say.


The Strivers’ Row project brings awareness to Black-owned businesses in New York City.

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Lyft is offering free rides to Black-owned businesses, Black museums and other cultural institutions for Black History Month.

Someone defaced the front of a black-owned Denver coffee shop with the N-word.

More disappointments as the neighborhood gentrifies.