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Black-owned businesses see sales surge amid racism reckoning
by Philip Marcelo
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1 July 2020
On 1 July 2020 The Associated Press reported:
When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favor of a Black-owned one a few miles away in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. 'It seems small,' he said of his bike purchase, 'but a little show of support can mean a lot.'
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of business, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
... many on social media are encouraging people to spend their money at Black-owned businesses. Lists of local retailers, artisans, and manufacturers have been circulating on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, helping Black-owned businesses raise their profile at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the economy.
According to Google, searches for 'Black owned businesses near me' reached an all-time high last month in the U.S. Yelp has also made it easier for customers to search for Black-owned establishments on the restaurant review site, and Uber Eats says it'll waive delivery fees for purchases from Black-owned restaurants through the end of the year.
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