200 Black-owned businesses to support in 2021

And Covid-19 isn’t helping anything: More than 40 percent of Black-owned businesses shut down by April of last year, compared with a 17 percent decline among white-owned businesses. And while around 75 percent of Black-owned small businesses saw upticks in the two months after George Floyd’s death and subsequent national attention to issues around discrimination and police brutality, sales at many Black-owned businesses soon after plummeted back to their pre-Covid-19 rates, according to a survey by the Black Chamber of Commerce. Even if you shelf the pandemic’s effect on Black-owned businesses, eight out of 10 fail within the first 18 months.

Trainer Keith Hodges’ biggest tip for aspiring Black business owners is to “study the landscape so you can make adaptations early. It will keep you in business.”Brandon Lawless

“I’ve been Black my entire life, so the challenges I face due to my race aren’t new. I consider

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Ability to talk will give dogs new leash on life

I believe in science. Just like Hillary Clinton, Ben Franklin and a billion other Americans. I don’t care whether it’s science fact or science fiction. I don’t care whether it’s Dr. Fauci or Dr. Frankenstein, Dr. Strange or Dr. Strangelove. I believe it all.

In these troubled times, it’s important to “follow the science,” even if we don’t know where it’s leading us. Should we be wearing one mask or two? Heck, I’ll wear 22. Is red meat good for us or bad? Science isn’t sure, so pass the hot wings.

There’s a lot of science in my family lineage. I have a sister who’s a doctor and has been quoted in Scientific American about COVID, and she keeps bugging me to get vaccinated. I, on the other hand, barely made it out of high school chemistry because I was too busy cracking jokes. I believe in a good laugh

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Hair Success Salon and Spa at BLU Water Creek opens in south Fargo

Andrew M. Santos

Only those connected to Las Vegas hotels are larger than the new Hair Success Salon and Spa at BLU Water Creek that opened Tuesday, Feb. 27, according to feedback Ellingson has received from beauty salon representatives.

Here are a few numbers to help illustrate the scope of the 22,000-square-foot salon and spa located at 3233 45th St. S.:

• 21 spa and massage rooms, including four adjoining rooms for couples’ massages

• 10 pedicure stations featuring massage chairs

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• 4 nail stations where clients can get acrylic nails applied and filled

• 8 seats at a nail bar where clients can receive manicures

• 10 shampoo stations where hair is washed and rinsed

• 29 private mini-booths where stylists employed by Hair Success cut, color and style hair

• 15 private suites for rent to independent stylists

The Hair Success app lists over 60 available services. In addition to the

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