ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Urban League of Rochester has launched INTERRUPT RACISM, an anti-racism training program for local businesses committed to fostering an equitable work environment. This initiative seeks to identify and address policies or behaviors that obstruct diversity within organizations. Dr. Candice Lucas, the Senior VP for Equity and Advocacy at the Urban […]

Bed Bath & Beyond filed for bankruptcy. The company website said “Thank you to all of our loyal customers. We have made the difficult decision to begin winding down our operations.” The company’s 360 Bed Bath & Beyond locations, along with its 120 buybuy BABY stores, will remain open for now, as will websites. The […]

Gap Inc. is winding down its partnership with Kanye West, saying the company and Mr. West are “not aligned” in how they work together, according to a memo reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Back in 2020 Gap and Mr. West announced a partnership to develop a collection of clothing under the Yeezy Gap brand. […]

There were 2 different smash and grab incidents in the North Winton village neighborhood involving 2 businesses within 2 weeks. Euphoria Liquor store on E. Main st was the latest incident that happened over the weekend where a truck crashed through the front door of the business and stole some items. The weekend before a […]

If you are a fan of Michael Jordan or the Jordan brand here is an article for you that includes some fun facts about one of the, if not THE greatest basketball player of all time. The first pair of Air Jordan’s came out in 1984. Did you know the iconic Jumpman Logo didn’t appear […]

Steve Harvey‘s new business projects has him partnering with Earn Your Leisure podcast cohosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings. Based on their hit podcast, with the purpose of the festival to built on teaching and educating attendees through panel discussions, access to the vendor marketplace, and other engaging activities. The festival will have special appearances […]

The NFL is partnering with entertainer Ice Cube’s pact to aid Black-owned businesses and combat the growing wealth gap in America. The league said it committed over $100 million to causes that assist Contract With Black America Institute initiative. It calls for the NFL to steer more business to Black companies in various sectors, including […]

The Urban League of Rochester is opening the ROC Women’s Business Center, the first of its kind in the greater Rochester community. Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the ROC Women’s Business Center (RWBC) joins a network of 140 women’s business centers across the country. The SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership has […]

According to the U.S. Secret Service, nearly $100 billion has been stolen from COVID-19 relief programs set up to help businesses and people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The estimate is based on Secret Service cases and data from the Labor Department and the Small Business Administration. The Secret Service didn’t include COVID-19 […]

According To AfroTech, last week Saweetie confirmed that she will be teaching a class at the University of Southern California (USC), her alma mater. Saweetie will be teaching a branding and marketing course to offer USC students the opportunity to learn how businesses should move and what’s trending today. In October 2021, Blavity previously shared that […]

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