COVID-19 has laid bare the racism that has always existed throughout the US and right here in Rhode Island. For 400 plus years, Black Americans have been shut out of accessing the essential resources and opportunities needed to reach their full potential.
The Rhode Island Black Business Association has continued to work tirelessly since our inception 10 years ago to create a more equitable business environment. RIBBA helps businesses and professional with access to capital, contracting, business development resources, entrepreneur training, advocacy, and workforce development. RIBBA, like other Black-owned or led small businesses, has been undercapitalized to the detriment of the Black and brown business communities.