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How The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Hitting Black Businesses

A man wearing a mask walks past Sogho Express African Hair Braiding salon, which is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York. (Mark Lennihan/AP)
A man wearing a mask walks past Sogho Express African Hair Braiding salon, which is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

The COVID-19 pandemic shutdown has disproportionately hit black-owned businesses, according to research from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Ron Busby, president of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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