Covid-19 dampens holiday cheer for Black small businesses

Los Angeles (AFP) – It’s been a rough year for Black-owned small businesses in the United States, and the latest surge in coronavirus cases suggests a festive season without much celebration.”Black Friday” normally kicks off the holiday shopping season the morning after Thanksgiving. But rising coronavirus cases have prompted fresh restrictions in Los Angeles and elsewhere.The new rules mean Hotville Chicken, a south Los Angeles restaurant specializing in “Nashville-style” spicy dishes, will have to shut its outdoor eating space after already closing the dining room. “It’s going to hurt,” said…

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