Recent data from the Urban Institute shows that racial disparity in homeownership rates are highest in the Northeast and Midwest, with Minneapolis claiming the biggest divide — a whopping 50 percent difference between Black and White homeownership rates. Panelists at Sister Spokesman’s “Keys to Homeownership” on May 5 spoke on such disparities and offered information and resources for first-time […]
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When North Minneapolis was separated and isolated by highways it was a big deal, and similarly, we need big ideas and plans to reverse that tragedy in order to address the housing needs of the current and future residents. Below, I have listed some ideas that I thought about as long- and short-term solutions. They do […]
Kindred Kitchen is advancing the possibilities of shared kitchen spaces. Billed as a “hub” for food entrepreneurs, the 24/7-access licensed kitchen facility has served the Northside community from 1206 W. Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis since 2010…
Suppliers of color are the country’s fastest growing business sector First of two parts The University of Minnesota’s Office for Business and Community Economic Development (OBCED), since its inception in 1999, has demonstrated steady growth in using Black-owned vendors, women-owned vendors, and vendors owned by other people of color. Its Supplier Diversity Program was honored […]
A new report detailing the record-setting spending power of African American women has further buoyed the confidence of Black female entrepreneurs who said the information proves their undeniable value to the United States and the global economy. The report titled, “African American Women: Our Science, Her Magic,” was released by Nielsen during the Congressional Black […]
“A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman.” This is the first thing you will read when you visit the website for the Black Women’s Wealth Alliance (BWWA). The Black Women’s Wealth Alliance was created in 2014 as the Minnesota’s first Black Women owned public benefit organization. According to their website, the BWWA team […]