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Virus, strife prompt ‘resiliency’ funds in Black communities | Madison 365

Virus, strife prompt ‘resiliency’ funds in Black communities | Madison 365

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JANIE HAR Associated Press, Madison 365

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic.

The application process was simple and she qualified for a $5,000 “resiliency” grant, despite being a solo practitioner with no employees or storefront.

Along with the fiscal help, the grant reminded the 38-year-old novice entrepreneur that she is part of a community with a tradition of mobilizing to help members in times of distress.

 

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Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce

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OAACC was established in 2003. We are a private non-profit organization whose mission is to advance economic opportunity and strengthen Oakland’s Black business community.

We provide a number of services for our business associates and members including access to workshops, business development opportunities and advocacy. Members may also take advantage of business advising, notary and certificate of origin services

Source – Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (https://oaacc.org/)

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