From heart disease to diabetes, obesity and asthma, black Americans are dying at a rate that far outstrips the rest of the population, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s a story that echoes the stories of other African-Americans whose stories are often told and often celebrated in movies, music, literature and television.
In the first of a two-part series, VICE’s Ashley Davenport breaks down what black business owners are experiencing right now, as well as what we can do about it.
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We spoke with two black entrepreneurs—one an African-American entrepreneur and the other a black father—who shared the stories and experiences of their lives in this piece.
The Black Business Ownership ChallengeThe Black Entrepreneurship Challenge is a new effort to empower the black business community by asking them to share their stories, share their vision, and show their passion for entrepreneurship.
The Challenge began as a call for stories of black entrepreneurs, but now focuses on helping black business leaders take the next steps to achieve success.
You can read more about the Challenge here.