Website launches to promote Black-owned businesses

The newly launched website -www.BlackShopFriday.com – provides a guide to more than 500 local Black-owned businesses – more than 40 of them in Austin – that can be searched by category and/or neighborhood. Black Shop Friday is a partnership of the city of Chicago, the Chicago Urban League and advertising agency O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul (OKRP).

Women of color invited to storytelling workshop

The event, led by Briana Janee Arts, will be held tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at L!IVE Cafe & Creative Space, 163 S. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park. The event is sponsored by Womenz Werk, a community-based experience for women of color in business.