Big companies have a history of oppressing small businesses and putting a heavy burden on low-income communities. For example, Amazon’s presence in Seattle caused rising housing costs and pushed out local mom-and-pop shops. But diversity builds economic vitality, uplifts communities, and promotes productivity and resilience. For a green economy, holistic sustainability is impossible without the inclusion of all. In celebration of Black History Month, we are discussing why everyone should support black-owned businesses.

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