Why Philly’s Black biz owners are optimistic about this holiday season

BY: - November 28, 2020

Business owners are looking forward to interacting with customers during the holiday season and supplying them with gifts for Christmas and Kwanzaa celebrations.

‘It’s going to be devastating’: Philly’s Black biz owners lash out at Kenney’s new COVID-19 restrictions

BY: - November 17, 2020

Philadelphia's Black-owned businesses were just starting to recover from the first shutdown. Now they're worried about surviving a new round of restrictions.

Trump, Biden make their pitch to Black-owned businesses, who wonder why it only happens every four years

BY: - October 21, 2020

The pandemic has exacerbated racial inequity in the business community and forced Black businesses to close at alarming rates.

Here’s all the ways that Philly is helping small businesses recover from COVID-19 losses

BY: - June 22, 2020

By Ayana Jones PHILADELPHIA — Multiple resources are available to help Philadelphia businesses recover from the impact of closures ordered to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and vandalism by protesters. City grant and loan programs The Philadelphia Commerce Department has launched the Restore and Reopen Program to help businesses that experience damage or […]

COVID-19 in Philly: City businesses likely to open later than rest of state, Kenney says

BY: - April 21, 2020

Philadelphia is seeing a lower number of cases and deaths identified, but increases in the number of people with infection in the city.

COVID-19 in Philly: Community members, industry leaders form small business task force

BY: - April 20, 2020

By The Philadelphia Tribune PHILADELPHIA — A new task force has been formed to provide aid and guidance to businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Small Diverse Business and Community Task Force was organized to facilitate opportunities for small and small minority-owned businesses to work with state, local and federal government in providing […]

COVID-19 in Philly: Shootings continue to surge despite stay-at-home order

BY: - March 31, 2020

At least one homicide and another shooting occurred in the 12th Police District in Southwest Philadelphia.

COVID-19 in Philadelphia: Massive layoffs are expected across the city

BY: - March 20, 2020

At a daily briefing on the pandemic, city officials called on called on employers to continue to pay employees, especially low-wage workers.

Philly designers, others call on City Council to create fashion industry task force

BY: - February 21, 2020

There are more than 6,000 people working on textile manufacturing and apparel manufacturing in Philadelphia, according to federal data.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney urges leaders to change city’s anti-business narrative

BY: - February 11, 2020

Mayor Jim Kenney is touting Philly as a pro-business city.


To really celebrate Black History Month? Start by patronizing Black-owned businesses

BY: - February 5, 2020

Respect yourself by celebrating Black History, by demanding Black employees at white businesses, and most certainly by patronizing Black businesses.

Philadelphia anti-poverty group appoints new president and executive director

BY: - January 19, 2020

Renée Cardwell Hughes, a lawyer and former judge, said the OIC’s mission of combating poverty and unemployment is more relevenant than ever before.