*The struggle for entrepreneurs and small business owners is real, especially in this post-pandemic world that we are trying to move forward in. COVID-19 caused many problems for these owners, but it was the black-owned businesses that saw some of the hardest hits.
Data used in research shows that black-owned businesses were more likely to be located in COVID-19 hotspots across the country. Unfortunately, only 20% of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans went to these areas with the highest black-owned business concentrations.
If you take a stroll to the website, Support Black Owned, you can search for exclusively black-owned auto transport companies. Most auto transport companies handle more than just transporting automobiles. Many will also provide shipping services for both domestic and international shipping. These shipments can include cars and even household items. Did you know that an auto transport company can double as a moving company?
Moving, especially across the country, can be a complicated process. Professionals who can incorporate both your auto transport and your home moving can simplify the process. Most of these companies will also handle all of the paperwork for you, especially during an international move. What options are available for these small businesses that may have been hurt as a result of the pandemic?
Because of the problems that COVID-19 may have inflicted on these black-owned small businesses, there are options out there that may help bring a little relief to those struggling. A possible avenue of assistance for these struggling black-owned businesses is the MBDA. The MBDA is short for the Minority Business Development Agency, which is an entity of the United States Department of Commerce. Their goal is to be solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of the minority business enterprises. They provide programs for the advancement of minority businesses and give grants to those businesses that qualify.
More and more black-owned companies are rising into the limelight, where they should have been in the first place. Kweli TV is just one of these businesses that are embracing African-American heritage. With the lack of black culture on Hulu and Netflix, Kweli TV is bringing all the black films to one place, ultimately being called the “Black Netflix.”
Auto transport knows no age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or race. Anyone can be an auto transport owner, driver, or operator. If you are looking for a change of pace, joining the auto transport industry may be an excellent career for you. You get to help people, see the country and learn a lot along the way.
The times are changing, and so is the way we look at our businesses and the owners. Support is needed during times like this, meaning that we must band together to rise above. The auto transport industry is unlike any other industry in the United States. So even though there are black-owned auto transport companies, we are just an industry dedicated to providing the best service and the best transport to our customers.
Biden Out With Ad Response to Trump’s Alleged Tax Avoidance (Watch)
*Within 24 hours of news that President Trump allegedly paid less taxes than regular working folk on millions of dollars in income, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign has responded with a new ad.
The video posted on Twitter compares the amount of taxes that regular folk like teachers, firefighters and nurses typically pay compared to Trump’s alleged tax bill.
“Teachers paid $7,239. Firefighters paid $5,283. Nurses paid $10,216. Donald Trump paid $750,” the 30-second spot points out. As of Monday morning at 9 a.m. ET, the video had more than 2.2 million views on Twitter.
There’s no word from the vice president’s campaign if they plan to put money behind the spot to run on digital or TV.
Watch below or view here on Twitter.
Teachers paid $7,239
Firefighters paid $5,283
Nurses paid $10,216
Donald Trump paid $750 pic.twitter.com/5YE1cbYsBN
— Team Joe (Text JOE to 30330) (@TeamJoe) September 28, 2020
JeffCars.com’s Review: Mazda’s CX-30
Highlight: The CX-30 is approximated $1,300 more than Mazda’s CX-3.
Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $31,670 (Base Model: $23,000)
Seating Capacity: 4
Standard Safety Features: airbags; side airbags; ABS; hill launch assist; traction control system; stability control; automatic on/off headlights; rain sensing wipers; a rearview camera; a lane keep assist system; a lane departure warning system; a tire pressure monitoring system; sunvisor extensions; a smart city brake support system; and a driver fatigue monitor system
Standard Equipment (Base Model): 16-inch wheels; front wheel drive; an electronic parking brake; dual power exterior mirrors; a manual a/c; center console armrest with covered storage compartment; cloth seats; manual adjusted front seats; a push button ignition starter system; a keyless remote system with a panic button; and an 8-inch infotainment screen
Standard Equipment (Premium Package Model): 18-inch wheels; paddle shifters connected with the steering wheel; electric assist power steering; front/rear signature LED illuminated headlights; a power liftgate; roof rails; a dual zone ventilation system; rear ventilation vents; leather seats; heated front seats; power driver’s seat with a memory control feature; overhead console with sunglass holder; vanity mirror illumination; rear armrest with cupholders; a 12-speaker Bose AM/FM audio system; SiriusXM; Andorid/Apple CarPlay; a 9-inch infotainment system with Pandora ready radio integration; a drive attention alert system; a radar activated cruise control system; a blindspot monitoring system with a rear traffic cross alert system; a heads up display (HUD) system; and an active front lighting system
Optional Features On Test Vehicle: paint color; frameless auto dimming mirror; navigation system; active driving display system; an adaptive front lighting system; leather seats; front/rear LED signature illumination; power moonroof; paddle shifters; and power rear liftgate roof rails.
Other Trim Levels:
Standard Audio On Test Vehicle: an 8-speaker AM/FM/HD radio
Apple CarPlay/Android: Available
Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes
USB Connectivity: Yes
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles
Standard Engine/Horsepower: 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder/186-hp (horsepower)
Recommended Fuel: Regular
Standard Fuel Mileage (Non AWD): 25-city/33-hwy
What’s New: For the 2020 model year, the CX-30 compact crossover is a new addition to the Mazda portfolio.
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About The Reviewer: Jeff Fortson is the host of Auto Trends with JeffCars.com, the only syndicated multicultural automotive radio show on the airwaves. The 30-minute weekly show, which airs on SiriusXM 141 and a number of FM radio dials, includes one-on-one conversations with many of today’s pioneers and influencers. The engaging show, which goes beyond traditional car talk, can be heard via all mobile and stationary infotainment devices, clicking here.
Wells Fargo CEO’s ‘Limited Pool of Black Talent’ Comment Not Going Down Very Well
*According to Reuters, Wells Fargo made big plans to achieve some diversity goals, including a pledge to increase the number of Black leaders in five years.
However, it’s been said they haven’t been able to make that happen and their excuse for it is actually shocking.
Two participants in a summer Zoom meeting with Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf told Reuters on Tuesday that the company is unable to meet its diversity goals because there is a limited pool of qualified Black talent. According to NBC News, he also reiterated the assertion in a company-wide memo about diversity initiatives on June 18.
Scharf reportedly said, “While it might sound like an excuse, the unfortunate reality is that there is a very limited pool of black talent to recruit from.” After his comments were made public, he immediately faced backlash. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared a tweet saying, “Perhaps it’s the CEO of Wells Fargo who lacks the talent to recruit Black workers.” Other Twitter users had more to say.
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HU Staff: Kecia Gayle Kecia.Kae According to Reuters, Wells Fargo made big plans to achieve some diversity goals, including a pledge to increase the number of Black leaders in five years. However, it’s been said they haven’t been able to make that happen and their excuse for it is actually shocking. __________________________________________________ Two participants in a summer Zoom meeting with Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf told Reuters on Tuesday that the company is unable to meet its diversity goals because there is a limited pool of qualified Black talent. According to NBC News, he also reiterated the assertion in a company-wide memo about diversity initiatives on June 18. __________________________________________________ Scharf reportedly said, “While it might sound like an excuse, the unfortunate reality is that there is a very limited pool of black talent to recruit from.” After his comments were made public, he immediately faced backlash. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared a tweet saying, “Perhaps it’s the CEO of Wells Fargo who lacks the talent to recruit Black workers.” Other Twitter users had more to say. ___________________________________________________ Read more at hollywoodunlocked.com 📸: Getty Images __________________________________________________ If you have a tip or suggestion, or want to talk to us about this story, Text the word “TIP” to 1-310-388-6463
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