Africatown Groundbreaking

Philly’s Africatown project to get $9M in state aid

BY: - November 29, 2022

The corridor is intended to become a tourism destination in a community that is home to African and Caribbean immigrants, officials said.

‘Sixers honor Philly coffee shop for its ‘Buy Black’ program

BY: - February 8, 2022

"It’s definitely going to draw attention to me as a Black woman business owner and the cafe,” owner Lizette Apy said.

Activists welcome law to increase say on Philadelphia zoning

BY: - January 10, 2022

Mayor Jim Kenny opposes the legislation. Advocates acknowledge the devil is in the details.

Former Pa. Sen. Rob Wonderling to step down as head of Philly chamber

BY: - November 30, 2021

Wonderling will officially depart from the chamber on June 30, 2022, the organization said.

In Philadelphia, storefront art exhibition uplifts Black- and brown-owned businesses

BY: - November 13, 2021

'I love this project so much because it really demonstrates what Philly does best — that’s turning loss into inspiration and empty space into opportunity,' a local leader said.

Philly’s new pandemic mandates have left some businesses frustrated

BY: - August 15, 2021

The mandates put the “burden on businesses” to verify the COVID-19 vaccination status of customers and employees, one community leader says.

Philly Navy Yard redevelopment: Black-owned firm, partner pledge $1B toward diversity, equity, inclusion

BY: - July 13, 2021

The developers expect to break ground on the project’s first building in the fourth quarter of this year. Mayor Jim Kenney said the project will help spur equitable growth in the city.

‘We also have a larger social mission’: Black-owned brewery in Philly debuts its first beers

BY: - March 30, 2021

The owners of Two Locals Brewing Company say they want to increase Black representation in the craft brewing industry.

Philly falls behind NYC on LGBTQ business policies | Analysis

BY: - January 31, 2021

Philadelphia doesn't have a citywide policy recognizing LGBTQ+-owned businesses as minority-owned, qualifying business owners for access to important contracts.

In Philly, organizations partner to assist minority-owned businesses in applying for federal funding

BY: - December 29, 2020

Five local organizations are encouraging minority-owned businesses to be prepared to apply for the next round of Paycheck Protection Program funding.

Is mandatory inclusionary zoning next on Philly City Council’s agenda?

BY: - December 14, 2020

“The future of housing in our city does not just rest in the desires of developers, but it should be balanced with the actual needs of our city,” Council member Helen Gym said.

Kenney offers new tax relief for businesses; head of Black Chamber says it’s ‘overdue’

BY: - December 3, 2020

The Kenney administration will provide tax relief for businesses and restaurants who have seen their revenues plummet under the novel coronavirus pandemic restrictions.