(NEW YORK) -- Nordstrom just made a commitment to Black-owned businesses. The store has become the first major retailer to commit to a 10-year agreement with the 15 Percent Pledge, a nonprofit that holds large corporations accountable for supporting Black-owned brands. "Long-term societal change cannot happen... Read More.
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- LYS Beauty has become the first Black-owned clean beauty brand to be featured exclusively at Sephora.The cosmetics brand will carry a variety of skin care and color products that it says feature... Read More.
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, GMA(NEW YORK) -- Ulta Beauty plans to amplify the presence of Black-owned brands in its stores this year.The mass beauty retailer announced on Tuesday that two times as many Black-owned beauty brands will be... Read More.
By ADISA HARGETT-ROBINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Part of the conversation about the recent racial reckoning in the United States amid the Black Lives Matter movement surrounds economic injustice. Inequity in home ownership between white and Black Americans, a scarcity of... Read More.
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- This year's charge toward social justice has brought about change for the better, and one upside has been the elevated support for Black-owned businesses.Many Black-owned businesses have been hit particularly... Read More.
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and many others at the hands of police, there's been more of a national effort to support people of color.One way people... Read More.
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In an effort toward creating more retail shelf space for Black-owned brands in stores, Aurora James, a fashion designer and the founder of Brother Vellies, created the "15% pledge" -- which calls... Read More.
By SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- When Dawud Hakim opened a bookshop in Philadelphia in 1959 devoted entirely to African-American literature, it seemed that very few Americans were interested in the books he was trying to sell.“He... Read More.
By SAMARA LYNN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Business review platform Yelp released a report Thursday showing that searches on its platform for Black-owned businesses are up 1,785% since May 25.In its Local Economic Impact Report, Yelp provided data... Read More.
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Beyoncé has many founders, owners and entrepreneurs of color jumping for joy after including them in her directory of Black-owned businesses.In addition to releasing a new song, "Black Parade," on Juneteenth, her... Read More.
By AVERI HARPER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Tyrone Brown's restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, The Bergen, is only six months old, but during a time when many businesses are struggling to keep their doors open amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he... Read More.