Both Google and Yelp have reported a drastic surge in searches for Black-owned businesses since the beginning of June. Now both companies are adding icons that help customers more easily identify Black-owned businesses.
Her election is further sign of the black community’s increasing political influence in Ferguson. In 2014, the city had one black council member. Now four of six council seats are filled by African Americans.
As protests on the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other black Americans surge across the country, several cities — including Alexandria, Birmingham, and Fort Myers — have begun removing Confederate monuments and several more plan to do so imminently.