Press, 07/25/2023

Maine Public

The rise in Black-owned businesses in Maine and how to support them

Attention to social justice for Black Americans grew in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. While some people took to the streets and joined protests, others focused on supporting Black-owned businesses. In Maine, this spirit fueled the formation of Black Owned Maine, which promotes Black business owners and their products and services. We talk with some of these entrepreneurs‚ÄĒand what it means to support their work.¬†This show is part of our yearlong series on the changing face of Maine.