investing in black-owned businesses: increasing access to capital.

currently studying/ researching economic development strategies to address disinvestment in minority communities, specifically black communities.

our focus is restaurants and dining spaces as an instrument of economic development. we'll be posting a few of the reports.

here's a report from VEDC, a community development financial institution, servicing small businesses with loans. JP Morgan Chase recently created a new fund, investing $3m with VEDC to invest in African American businesses. Paltry to say the least. Anyway, this report discusses the importance of supporting African American owned businesses.

episode one: double consciousness

we're producing short audio docs with our guest collaborators.

zac manuel is a filmmaker born and raised in new orleans. we met up at a restaurant and our conversation settled on the fractured identities some black folks carry.

audio contains strong language


W.E.B. DuBois //double consciousness//

suzanne lipsky //internalized racism//