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Shaken by protests, Bayside Marketplace tries to keep rolling

On a recent Wednesday, just after noon, a smattering of tourists drifted through Bayside Marketplace, the venerable outdoor shopping and dining complex perched against the eastern rim of Biscayne Bay.

One was Cheryl Hosey of Atlanta. She was with family members, shopping for jewelry at the complex.

“My sister bought from here before and liked it,” she said. “So we’re back.”

Other visitors hailed from Pittsburgh and Tennessee. None was from outside the U.S. — a sign that life has not quite returned to normal at Bayside.

But on this afternoon, Pam Weller, vice president of asset management at the

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Protests shed light on why ‘black founders matter’ in startups, business

Widespread protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd have also put a spotlight on a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the boardroom, a venture capitalist told Yahoo Finance this week, who described the issue as an opportunity for change.

Angel investor Lorine Pendleton, the lead investor for the Rising American Fund with Portfolia, said that the current social upheaval is putting a needed spotlight on issues that pertain to class and wealth. That includes the need to tackle the dearth of minorities on Wall Street, Silicon Valley and in board rooms.

The problem is “really

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Black corporate, nonprofit leaders say protests point to America’s racial wealth gap, offer solutions

Corporate and nonprofit leaders are echoing the anger, pain and frustration expressed by many Americans after the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25 after a white officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.

On Monday several black leaders in business and finance voiced their reaction to CNBC over the incident, agreeing the unrest that has transpired across America over the past several days is a result of both racial injustice and racial disparity in income and wealth between African Americans and whites in the U.S.

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