Empowering Black Entrepreneurs after the COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode Summary:

How exactly can we support Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship in Durham, North Carolina, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic?

In this episode of Voices in Equity, the official podcast of the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, Dr. William “Sandy” Darity hosts a critical discussion on the state of Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship in Durham, North Carolina.

The conversation delves into the historical and contemporary challenges these businesses face, particularly in a post-pandemic economy.

What strategies have provided support to Black-owned businesses?

Highlighting local initiatives in Durham, North Carolina such as the Black Wall Street Homecoming and support programs from the Durham Business and Professional Chain and the Durham Chamber of Commerce, our experts expound on the importance of community and policy advocacy in promoting economic equity.

Join distinguished experts Mayor Leonardo Williams, Bertha Winbush, Kevin Dick, and Victoria Samayoa as we explore collaborative efforts between local government, nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and the business community to foster a more inclusive and supportive environment for Black entrepreneurs.

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