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Lowe’s Announces $25M Grant Fund to Support the Re-Opening of Small Black Businesses

Lowe’s Announces $25M Grant Fund to Support the Re-Opening of Small Black Businesses

Lowe’s CEO, Marvin Ellison, announced that the home improvement company will do its part in helping reboot the American economy by allocating $25 million in grants to small businesses owned by people of color. The fund aims to assist in the re-opening of businesses owned by people of color that were affected by the COVID-19 shutdown.

“These are going to be minority businesses and other businesses that are now starting to reopen,” Ellison told CNBC’s Mad Money. “So we just want to continue to not only run a good business but...


Yashua Mack Is Casted As The First Black Peter Pan In "Wendy" with Director Behn Zeitlin [ Wendy hits theaters February 28 ]

Yashua Mack Is Casted As The First Black Peter Pan In "Wendy" with Director Behn Zeitlin [ Wendy hits theaters February 28 ]

The story of Peter Pan is being brought back to life in the upcoming film, Wendy, but this time the famous Disney character will be played by a Black actor.

Director Behn Zeitlin reimagined the 1953 classic and has cast Yashua Mack, a Black boy, to star as Peter Pan after auditioning more than 1500 kids for the role. The Oscar-nominated director, who hasn’t made a film since 2013, told Entertainment Weekly about his decision.

“Yashua lived in a Rastafari camp in Antigua. A lot of places you see in the film are their playground,” explained Zeitlin. “Seeing this little boy...


Food Market Brings Fresh Produce To Low-Income Neighborhoods

Food Market Brings Fresh Produce To Low-Income Neighborhoods

Urban areas are difficult for someone who wants to maintain a fresh diet. The main reason is money: fresh vegetables and fruits are expensive, because the produce has to be shipped and you end up paying for the delivery cost more than for the quality of the product itself. With the Mobile Good Food Market, you can have your fresh...