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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17 Small Businesses to Support in the West

Andrew M. Santos
Fashion in the modern West is a savvy mix of tried-and-true classics (vintage Wrangler jeans and Hermès scarves) and straight-off-the-runway looks from Jacquemus and Khaite. The result is the platonic ideal of cool-girl style—on-trend and timeless.

Sante Fe, New Mexico 

Photo: Courtesy of Modern General

Modern General Feed & Seed was founded in 2015 by local Santa Fe restaurateur and farmer Erin Wade. Located in the city’s Railyard neighborhood, the brightly-lit space is decorated with natural wood finishes and dotted with contemporary furniture and decor. There is a cafe that serves fresh smoothies, juices, toasts, bowls, and pastries and flanking the seating area, visitors will find a range of books and kitchen supplies for sale. Wade also stocks locally-made, eco-conscious apothecary items, as well as gardening tools, glass barware, ceramic dishware, and handmade wooden bowls and spoons. –Brooke Bobb

Sante Fe, New Mexico

Photo: Courtesy of Santa Fe Vintage

Twenty

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Margaret Ferrier under fire from local businesses after visiting on same day as COVID-19 test

Andrew M. Santos
SNP European Parliament candidate Margaret Ferrier at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.
SNP European Parliament candidate Margaret Ferrier at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

Local businesses have hit out at Margaret Ferrier after it emerged she visited a gift shop, a beauty salon and a gym on the same day she took a coronavirus test after suffering symptoms.

Ferrier is facing calls to resign and has been suspended from the SNP after it emerged she travelled to London by train after having the test, then back to Scotland after the result came back positive.

The MP is now facing further anger after she shared her movements last Saturday in a series of posts on Twitter, suggesting she visited South Lanarkshire Eastfield Lifestyle, Vanilla Salon and Sweet P Gift Boutique in her constituency town of Rutherglen, near Glasgow.

In her statement on Thursday night, Ferrier said she had requested and taken a COVID-19 on Saturday afternoon after experiencing mild symptoms, raising concerns that she

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Businesses hit out at Margaret Ferrier over visit despite symptoms

Andrew M. Santos
SNP European Parliament candidate Margaret Ferrier at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.
SNP European Parliament candidate Margaret Ferrier at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

Local businesses have hit out at Margaret Ferrier after it emerged she visited a gift shop, a beauty salon and a gym on the same day she took a coronavirus test after suffering symptoms.

Ferrier is facing calls to resign and has been suspended from the SNP after it emerged she travelled to London by train after having the test, then back to Scotland after the result came back positive.

The MP is now facing further anger after she shared her movements last Saturday in a series of posts on Twitter, suggesting she visited South Lanarkshire Eastfield Lifestyle, Vanilla Salon and Sweet P Gift Boutique in her constituency town of Rutherglen, near Glasgow.

In her statement on Thursday night, Ferrier said she had requested and taken a COVID-19 on Saturday afternoon after experiencing mild symptoms, raising concerns that she

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