RIBBA offers forgivable microloan program for BIPOC-owned businesses

PROVIDENCE – A new, forgivable loan program will provide a combined $450,000 in microloans to Black, Indigenous and people of color-owned small businesses in the state, the Rhode Island Black Business Association announced Thursday. Read full article online

A Fresh Start: New Year, New Strategy

With the start of a new calendar year, often comes an impetus to begin again, to renew, and to reassess priorities and goals. Similarly, with a new season and often coinciding with the beginning of a new academic year, some of these same sentiments come to the surface. As students consider new ways to innovate […]

RI Black Business Association Announces and Welcomes Emerging Leaders Steering Committee Members

Business leaders throughout the state will play key role in guiding program and ensuring its success   Providence, RI – Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the business opportunities and vitality of Black-owned and minority businesses in Rhode Island, announces the launch of […]

5 Ways to Support Black Owned Businesses

Many of us have heard the phrases, “money is power” and “there’s power in numbers”, in many contexts and in many seasons of our lives. While there’s truth to both adages, I would take it a step further and say there’s power in the how and what in terms of spending money and there’s also […]

Uprise RI: RI Black Business Association issues state a failing grade after Disparity Report release

  A study completed in November of last year but released to the public on Tuesday drew a harsh response from RIBBA, the Rhode Island Black Business Association on Thursday. The State of Rhode Island paid Mason Tillman Associates half a million dollars to conduct the Disparity Study , which finds evidence of discrimination against […]