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What does the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce do for Black business?

What does the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce do for Black business?

Nov. 1 | Many Black business owners are not sure   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The overarching question of the MSR multi-part series on local Black businesses is, “Do Blacks support each other?” During our interviews with many local Black business...

Supporting our own

Supporting our own

Oct. 25 | Community awareness, trust cited as factors in Black business and event success   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   With the African American community being relatively small in Minnesota, it can be challenging for Black business owners and...

Successful Black businesses are open to criticism

Successful Black businesses are open to criticism

Oct. 10 | Tomorrow’s young entrepreneurs need mentoring opportunities today   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Though the number of Black-owned businesses in Minnesota has been on the rise over the past 20 years, many of them fail to make it past the five-year...

Malls and misconceptions: Black-owned businesses face unique challenges

Malls and misconceptions: Black-owned businesses face unique challenges

Oct. 4 | Second in a series    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Black-owned businesses in Minnesota have grown steadily over a 20-year span. According to the U.S. Economic Census taken every five years, there were 4,024 Black businesses in 1997; then the...

Confusion widespread on Affordable Care Act

Confusion widespread on Affordable Care Act

Jul. 10 |   Enrollment in new MN health insurance exchange begins in October          By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be in full force sooner rather than later, and U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison...

Motivational speaker transfers NBA skills to the business world

Motivational speaker transfers NBA skills to the business world

Nov. 28 | Walter Bond teaches audiences the importance of connecting By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Walter BondPhoto by Charles Hallman After leaving the NBA, Walter Bond was told he didn’t have enough experience during his job searches. “We’re...

‘Long overdue’  Black museum  dedicated

‘Long overdue’ Black museum dedicated

Jun. 6 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Roxanne Givens’ dream of a Black museum finally became a reality as the Minnesota African American Museum (MAAM) was formally dedicated last weekend. Those present for the ceremony agreed they were...

Advocates of local Black business urge better-educated spending

Advocates of local Black business urge better-educated spending

May. 9 | Advocates of local Black business urge better-educated spending     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   According to a 2011 Nielsen consumers report, the U.S. Black population’s collective buying power is projected to be $1.1...