It’s a new Month and with the start of the week we want to give you your weekly round up of news articles that you might have missed over the past week. We have a small synopsis but we suggest that you read the entire articles for more details on each story.
The Atlanta Beltline is Bringing Stores Directly to the Trail
Coming soon to the Atlanta Beltline will be 6 brand new store fronts from Black owned Businesses. In association with the Village Market, Atlanta Beltline Inc. will be extending what it is calling its “first incubator” to 6 small black owned businesses. This inaugural period is planned to run from late Spring until November.
Less than 25% Of Black Employees feel Included at Work
Black employees feel less included at their places of work and it contributes greatly to unhappiness and a lack of satisfaction with their careers. Even with increased diversity in hiring, black employees are disproportionately confined in entry level positions. This can be due to a number of factors including a lack of diverse leadership and uncertain career pathways. These make employees feel less included at work and negating a huge benefit of diversity.
Mayors are Concerned about the Racial Wealth Gap
Mayors from more Democratic leaning and larger sized cities are concerned about the wealth gap between different races. These gaps are barriers to racial equity and better results for minority communities. However, many are struggling to determine what policies are the most helpful to close the gap and how to implement them.
Herb ‘N Eden Raises 1.2 Million in Investments
Atlanta based beauty brand Herb ‘N Eden raised $1.2 Million dollars in their recent investment round. The brand which was founded in 2015, most recently closed out 2021 with $2.6 Million in revenue.
Chandler Group Aims to help Black Owned Businesses
Keasha Beach of Chandler, Arizona, was motivated by the George Floyd murder and protests to do something in her local community. BASE Arizona is an organization whose mission is to help black people in Arizona feel safe and empowered to be and express themselves. BASE programs include Afro Skoutz, a program for children to develop leadership skills, socialization and other development, BASE Worx, a business incubator, and a scholarship program. Visit their website to see more of the great programming currently in place and the plans for growth of this organization.