An August 2020 report found 41 percent of Black-owned businesses closed because of the pandemic, compared to 17 percent of white-owned businesses. The Black Dollar Expo aimed to shed light on the issue and offer a little help.
It’s easy to fall into a routine of eating the same food from the same places. But if you’re looking for something new, Augusta is highlighting local places where you can get authentic, international food.
The Global Dining Passport promotion encourages residents and visitors to follow their hunger to locally-owned international cuisine and black-owned restaurants. And maybe even win some prizes while eating!
Dozens gathered outside of the South Carolina State House on Wednesday, calling on lawmakers in Washington to put a hold on replacing late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat until after the presidential election in November.
“I didn’t have super severe symptoms, the only thing I had was the headaches and the tastebuds gone. But I think it’s very important for us to wear our masks around here because of the situation, the things that have been going on,” said Shante Miller, an Albany resident.