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The Repercussions Of COVID-19 On Black-Owned Businesses

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Eric Gay
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Associated Press

Half of Black business owners in the country have shut down operations during the pandemic, or say they’re likely to do so in the next six months. We talk about the challenges ahead with Debra Keller-Greene, chair of the board of the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce. And Takia Ross, founder of the mobile makeup artistry studio Accessmatized, gives us an on-the ground view.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
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