New Orleans Business Alliance: Amazon Commits $150M to Empower Black Entrepreneurs

Amazon’s new Black Business Accelerator provides access to capital, business guidance,

mentorship, and marketing support to help Black business owners succeed as sellers in Amazon’s store.


Amazon is launching the Black Business Accelerator (BBA) to help build sustainable equity and growth for Black-owned businesses. The initiative—which explicitly targets barriers to access, opportunity, and advancement created by systemic racism across America—was created in partnership with our Black Employee Network and a coalition of strategic partners.

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FEMA to offer COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA will begin to implement this assistance in April, and assistance is intended to assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation.

The agency is currently working to set up a dedicated toll-free phone number that can be used to apply for funeral assistance.  Continue reading “FEMA to offer COVID-19 Funeral Assistance”