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'Claima Stories with Bimma' And Vistaprint To Provide $250K To BIPOC Small Businesses

Claima Stories — the podcast committed to telling stories about careers of BIPOC creatives– is putting its money where its mouth is! Claima (which is short for “claim a seat at the table”) Stories has been committed to addressing the disparities of BIPOC-youth in creative industries. Now they have partnered with Vistaprint to provide $250,000 in funding to Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) behind small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to information provided to AfroTech, when it comes to those creative industries, it has been estimated that during the pandemic, more than 2.7 million jobs were lost with an additional loss of over $150 billion in sales of goods and services for the industry nationwide. This represents nearly a third of all jobs within the creative industries which include art, fashion, film, sneakers, and more. The multi-dimensional partnership is a part of 99 Days of Design, a 99designs by Vistaprint initiative that was...

Shanique Yates

May 12, 2021