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MN Black-Owned Business Directory

Soon after the murder of George Floyd in 2020 I started helping Emily Cooper with her Minnesota Black Business Initiative (MNBBI) along with Rachel Friesen, also of Cooper Law, Cari Twitchell of Custom Content, and Susan Staupe of Juris Digital. MNBBI is a project to build Black wealth by helping increase the visibility of Black-owned Minnesota businesses. MNBBI’s most enduring project is the Minnesota Black-Owned Business Directory.

Emily started the directory in 2020, and I handle the design and maintenance. As of January 2024 the directory has more than 300 Black-owned Minnesota business listings.

The Minnesota Black-Owned Business Directory has been featured on MPR News.

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