Black businesses in Berkeley reflect on how COVID-19 has impacted them

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Nuttin’ Butter Cookies owner Whitney Singletary reflects on how the pandemic has affected her. Cali Alley and Pinky and Red’s have also been impacted by COVID-19.

Nearly a year after the country first shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, owners of three Black businesses in Berkeley reflected on how they have been impacted.
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People eating at Pinky and Reds

Community needs to support Black-owned businesses

To answer how, why or what is the importance of Black-owned businesses and to support them is tricky because most people couldn’t fathom asking white businesses what’s their relevance — it’d be perceived as an unfair bias to identify their business based on race. It hit me, while sitting at
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