As protests against racism continue in Rhode Island this summer, several Black business owners in Newport hope to address systemic inequalities by providing camaraderie and logistical support to aspiring Black entrepreneurs.

The Public’s Radio‘s Antonia Ayres-Brown recently sat down with the cohort as they discussed why, in addition to marching with protest signs, they want more residents to march into city hall with binders full of business plans.

Full Story – Newport residents seek to promote racial justice through Black business ownership

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