West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

As the COVID pandemic continues to harm businesses in New York City, West African hair braiders find other ways to survive.

West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

By Houreidja Tall, Documented NY Before the pandemic, West African hair braiding salons in Harlem were a one-stop shop for advice among hair braiders and clients. They were newsgathering posts and were spaces where people would stop by to sell jewelry, body lotions and snacks. Shops are spaces for camaraderie. “I come to 125th [street […]

Black Business Month: What Motivated 11 African Americans to Become Entrepreneurs

Black Business Month: What Motivated 11 African Americans to Become Entrepreneurs

By Julie Bawden-Davis, American Express This Black Business Month, we asked business owners to reflect on what inspired them to start their companies. As we celebrate Black Business Month this August, Eudell Watts, IV is grateful to his family legacy. He runs Old Arthur’s Barbecue Sauce with his father, Eudell Watts, III. The company produces and sells barbecue sauces […]