Flint, MI — August is National Black Business Month and Flint Beat wants to continue to tell the stories from Black-owned businesses throughout the city.

According to a recent analysis released by the Flint & Genesee Group, 46% of small businesses in Genesee County are Black or African American owned—a statistic made more impressive as the national average of Black or African American owned business is 28.5%, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

To kick off Flint Beat’s month of celebrating Flint’s Black businesses, here’s a brief round up of our past coverage:

To tell us about a Black-owned business you know please leave a comment, connect with us on social media, or email our business reporter, Kate Stockrahm at kstockrahm@flintbeat.com.

Kate is Flint Beat's associate editor. She joined the team as a corps member of Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues....