News 6 launches Black Business Spotlight 2022

August is National Black Business Month

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ORLANDO, Fla. – August is National Black Business Month, and News 6 is dedicated to sharing stories of Black business owners, especially those rooted in Central Florida.

Throughout the month, News 6 will highlight people in different industries.

Black Business month was created in 2004 when John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr. partnered to bring attention to the needs of more than 2 million Black-owned businesses operating across America.

Jordan, an engineering entrepreneur at the time, felt the need to highlight and uplift Black business owners like himself, according to BlackEnterprise.

According to the Census Bureau, Black entrepreneurship is on the rise.

It’s estimated that there are more than 134,000 Black- or African American-owned businesses in the United States, according to Census data.

If you know of a Black-owned business that is making a positive impact in your community, please submit information using the form below.

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About the Author:

Robert Brown is the assignment manager at News 6. He joined the team in July 2018 as a producer and was promoted in 2020. Before moving to The City Beautiful, he spent six years in Jacksonville at WJXT-TV. Robert graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism.