Grow Black Owned: Educate, Donate, and Support Now

“To imagine and ensure a present and future for Black lives where their humanity can function at the forefront of their existence, cultural, social and economic opportunities must converge to support change.” ~ Delyssa Edinboro

Below — and on the main Storymap site here — you’ll find the Grow Black Owned Storymap website that connects you to Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs in the Iowa City area. As you scroll through the site, you’ll also meet and hear from local entrepreneurs and community advocates who generously contributed their time to share their individual stories and journeys. These stories inspire us, demonstrating the spirit, determination, and passion necessary to launch and sustain any small business venture. Collectively, they also help shed light on what we can do as a community to advance economic inclusion and combat systemic racism.

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