The rise in Black-owned businesses in Maine and how to support them
Attention to social justice for Black Americans grew in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. While some people took to the streets and joined protests, others focused on supporting Black-owned businesses. In Maine, this spirit fueled the formation of Black Owned Maine, which promotes Black business owners and their products and services. We talk with some of these entrepreneurs—and what it means to support their work. This show is part of our yearlong series on the changing face of Maine.
Michael Stiggle, owner, Timberwolves Restaurant
T J Trueh, voice-over actor (www.thevoiceoftrueh.com)
Coco Corral, owner of Loving Anvil, an artist studio specializing in metal work and jewelry located in Biddeford.
Maine's Black Future podcast - features historical Black Mainers, and current Black cultural influencers.
Gem City Maine - Music booking and creation.
Co-Lab Cafe and Events - Alcohol-free events and cafe business.