Architectural Digest Supports Black Artists and Makers

Not only is the Black community currently experiencing disproportionate death rates from the coronavirus and continued systemic violence by police forces across the United States, the pandemic has also hit Black-owned businesses exceptionally hard. Reports show that nearly 95% of Black-owned businesses who applied for PPP loans were denied them, and more than of 40% of Black-owned businesses had shut down during the pandemic (that’s almost 450,000 business owners—more than any other group).