Today’s Solutions: May 27, 2024

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Check out these Black-owned home decor brands to liven up your space

The Optimist Daily has regularly tried to draw positive attention toward black-black-owned businesses. Being mindful where you spend your money and choosing racial minority owned stores can help close the racial wealth gap, celebrate black culture, promote representation, and create jobs. With Read More...

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US Black businesses on the rise thanks to women entrepreneurs

At the beginning of the pandemic, between February and April 2020, Black business ownership in the US suffered a dramatic drop of more than 40 percent. According to a report from the House committee on small businesses, this was the largest drop experienced by any racial or ethnic group. Then, Read More...

New Google badge makes it easi

New Google badge makes it easier to patron Black-owned businesses

Supporting Black-owned businesses is a great way to use your dollars to fight for racial justice. Now, Google is making it easier for users to locate and patron Black-owned businesses by adding a badge to companies’ Google profiles.  The badge is a black heart over an orange three-striped Read More...

These sites and apps help you

These sites and apps help you locate and patron black-owned businesses

They say money can’t buy happiness, but in the US, it can buy political change. Donating to organizations fighting for racial justice is a great start, but if you’re looking for another easy way to use your dollars for good, actively support and patron Black-owned businesses. Here are some Read More...