Yelp to add tool to make it easier to find black-owned businesses

[ad_1] In a blog post released Thursday, Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced that the app will launch a searchable attribute so businesses can identify themselves as black-owned, making it easier for customers to find them. The attribute will be opt-in so only businesses who want to proclaim they’re black-owned can do so.  Stoppelman…

Silicon Valley can fight systemic racism by supporting Black-owned businesses – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As the United States sees its second week of large-scale protests against police brutality, it’s painfully clear that the country’s racial divide requires significant short- and long-term action. But most of these calls for change gloss over the role Silicon Valley can and should play in mending the racial divide. Right now, activists are…