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Black female entrepreneurs are elevating their businesses – and uplifting others

Here’s a roundup of the biggest Lively-HOOD-related topics of conversation recently on WURD Radio.

Syreeta Scott, owner of Duafe Holistic Hair Salon, joined The Source to talk about her business and her accomplishments.

The BOSS Network, led by Cameka Smith, has partnered with Sage to launch the “Invest in Progress” grant program, with a commitment of $1.5 million over the next three years to invest in Black woman-owned businesses. She discussed her fund and elevating Black woman-owned businesses.

Aisha Davis, Esq., is policy director for the Black to the Future Action Fund. She joined Reality Check host Charles Ellison to discuss a fourth wave of the fund’s Temperature Check poll, confirming Black adults’ significant dissatisfaction with how the economy is impacting their families and communities.

Andrea McChristian, Law & Policy Director for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, and Richard Roper, chair of the board of trustees for the Fund for New Jersey, discussed a report showing New Jersey has one of the highest racial wealth gaps in the nation.

Derrick Hayes of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks, who recently appeared on the cover of Essence along with his wife, Pinky Cole, discussed his journey from Philadelphia to Atlanta and shared his ups and downs of entrepreneurship.

OneUnited Bank owner Kevin Cohee joined The Source to explain why using Black banks is important, for a Black History Month segment about Black-owned businesses.