Black Business Owners Being Shut Out of Federal Stimulus Funds

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In this March 24, 2020, photo, Keisha Henry, right, and her business partner Erica Norwood pose for a portrait inside their lounge and catering business in New Orleans. Henry said she lost about $10,000 in revenue last week after three big functions she was slated to cater ended up canceling. Meanwhile, she still has expenses related to launching a bar and lounge six months ago. Henry said she regrettably had to lay off several employees. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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In this March 24, 2020, photo, Keisha Henry, right, and her business partner Erica Norwood pose for a portrait inside their lounge and catering business in New Orleans. Henry said she lost about $10,000 in revenue last week after three big functions she was slated to cater ended up canceling. Meanwhile, she still has expenses related to launching a bar and lounge six months ago. Henry said she regrettably had to lay off several employees. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The economic viability of Black America is at stake if there is not equitable disbursement of the small business administration monies into the Black community.  Advocates sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding an equitable share of federal funding for minority-owned small businesses. April Ryan speaks with Nikitra Bailey, EVP of Center for Responsible Lending who has a message for business owners. Small Black-owned businesses employ nearly nine million Americans and pump $1.38 trillion into the US economy.

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