An Iconic Black-Owned Grocery In Kansas City Closes

Tony Ross lives in the small town of Peculiar, Missouri, now, but he was shopping at Leon’s Thriftway on East 39th Street days before the grocery business shut its doors for good. Ross was shopping for his mother who lives in a nearby senior living facility. “My mom is devastated. We all devastated,” Ross said. … More An Iconic Black-Owned Grocery In Kansas City Closes

Black women entrepreneurs start small businesses to close the wealth gap

Despite shrinking income and education gaps between white and non-white families, black families in the United States still trail others in wealth accumulation, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said in a recent report. Although black wealth increased at a faster rate than white wealth in 2016, blacks still owned less than … More Black women entrepreneurs start small businesses to close the wealth gap