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Black Women-Owned Business Directory: Part 2

In 2017, the Institute for Policy Studies and Prosperity Now published a report stating that “if the racial wealth divide is left unattended,” then the median wealth for black Americans will fall to $0 by 2053.  But that was before COVID-19. Given how the pandemic has exposed and exacerbated American inequality, that day may come […]

What Many Black Business Women Need Right Now

Over the past six months, we’ve seen our social, political, and economic structures falter under the weight of this pandemic. Where the federal government failed, state and county officials have tried to ease our communities suffering. But digging deeper into the stories of the business owners featured in the first installment of our Black Woman-Owned […]

Hudson Valley Black Women-Owned Business Directory: Part One

From personal wealth disparities and a lack of access to business capital to disproportionate effects of COVID-19 along racial and gender lines, black women entrepreneurs have an intersectional disadvantage in today’s marketplace. They are also a critical key to boosting our local economy.  As Geri Stengel pointed out in Forbes, “if women-of-color matched the number […]

Meet Two Women Taking On the Local Charge of Structural Racism and COVID Relief in the Hudson Valley

On June 3, Kingston’s Walk 4 Black Lives drew hundreds to learn, commune, and stand in solidarity against police brutality and systemic racism. Seeing the event’s impact, Marine Nimblette and Maggie Noe—Kingston High School graduates and rising sophomores at Northeastern University and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively—wanted to take action themselves. They were familiar […]

Business in the Time of Corona: Female Entrepreneurs and Mutual Support

Being a female entrepreneur has its challenges.  Women own 40 percent of all businesses; their businesses invest more in their communities and the environment, and generally have a higher percentage of liquid assets, but they only bring in four percent of annual revenues and grow more slowly. And for many women in business, a lack […]