• American Express Launches Its Largest Global Shop Small Campaign

    16 days ago - By WWD

    American Express has committed more than $200 million to help get customers to shop with small businesses. An additional $10 million will fund a grant program dedicated to supporting U.S. Black-owned small businesses in recovery.
    According to survey data conducted for the small business recovery research by American Express, 62 percent of U.S. small business owners need to see spending return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year in order to stay in business.
    “We know the impact that movements like Shop Small and Card Member offers can have in helping small businesses thrive,” said...
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  • Why I'll Continue To Support The Mane Choice Although It's Not Black-Owned

    Why I'll Continue To Support The Mane Choice Although It's Not Black-Owned

    16 days ago - By Essence

    As publications all over the country began to post galleries and round-ups of Black-owned beauty brands to shop, the distinction between brands that target the Black community and brands actually owned by the Black community became clear. Consumers were surprised to learn that The Mane Choice , a hair care brand that specializes in products for Black hair textures, is no longer Black-owned. While it didn't get the exact reaction that was doled out to Cantu when consumers felt hoodwinked in learning that it was owned by PDC Brands, there was some skepticism voiced about continued support...
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