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We’re committed to helping the black community navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Explore helpful insights about the CARES Act, thought leadership on how COVID-19 is impacting black people, and Chase resources for businesses and individuals.

Sekou Kaalund

 

Although we’ve all been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, black people and small business owners are being hit especially hard. That’s why JPMorgan Chase is stepping up to address immediate humanitarian needs and economic challenges posed by this global pandemic. We’re committed to harnessing our resources to help the people and communities that need it most.

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Sekou Kaalund
JPMorgan Chase Managing Director, and Head of Advancing Black Pathways

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

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Education

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From entry level to the corner office, we’re committed to growing the number of black professionals at JPMorgan Chase. Visit our careers website to learn more.

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Businesses

Advancing Black Entrepreneurs 
A series of guided online education sessions designed to help Black business owners thrive. Find out more here.
Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19

Student Hardship Fund
JPMorgan Chase is committing $1 million to help students attending HBCUs cover the cost of personal finance emergencies. Read our 2020 anniversary press release to learn more.

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Learn how JPMorgan Chase is continuing to help communities, employees, clients and customers affected by COVID-19.
Everyday banking with Chase
Community support for those affected by COVID-19

Business Resources
Learn more about how Chase is standing with you through this time and browse resources, analysis, and insights
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Chase for Business: COVID-19 Business Update
COVID-19 Guide for your Business

Resources

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Thought Leadership

JPMorgan Chase Institute: Initial Household Spending Response to COVID-19

In this report, we provide preliminary high-frequency evidence of the reaction of consumer spending to these events.

JPMorgan Chase Institute: Data Dialogue: Racial, Economic, and Social Equity

Virtual discussion with a panel of experts from the National Urban League, PolicyLink, and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies who are using data to track inequities, leading efforts to advance economic and social equity, and advocating to ensure the challenges facing all communities are considered in policy decisions

JPMorgan Chase Institute:  Racial Gaps in Financial Outcomes

J.P. Morgan Research: COVID-19 Impact Across Markets

Highlights from the Global Research team on the implications of COVID-19 for the global economic and markets outlook. Each week, we will feature the key reports published.

J.P. Morgan Research: Media Consumption in the Age of COVID-19

As a result of social distancing at home, consumers are spending more time online to virtually connect with others and stream entertainment. Alongside this shift in consumer behavior, industries are also adapting to the knock-on effects of the pandemic. Here, J.P. Morgan Research examines how at-home media consumption has changed since the outbreak.

Black Enterprise: US Chamber’s Rick Wade’s Advice for Black Business in a Post-COVID-19 World: “Reboot, Reinvent, Reimagine”

In an exclusive interview, Rick Wade, US Chamber’s VP for Strategic Alliances and Outreach and former Obama Administration official, gives his take on PPP, applicable business solutions from The Great Recession and opportunities for black entrepreneurs to pursue now in preparation for the new, post-COVID-19 economy.

Black Enterprise: Impact of the Pandemic of Racism on Black Business: Advice from the Corner Office

Robert Smith of Vista Equity Partners and Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson from the Conference of National Black Churches share their views with Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr., on the impact of recent civil unrest tied to policy brutality as well as black engagement of PPP

Black Enterprise: Coronavirus & The New American Economy

Leading black entrepreneur Solomon RC Ali offers strategies on how black businesses can find sector opportunities during the pandemic and thrive in a post-COVID-19 environment

BE Exclusive: Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett Offers Strategies For Building and Preserving Black Wealth

Exclusive Black Enterprise Interview with Thasunda Brown Duckett on wealth building in COVID- 19 environment and what it means for African American businesses and consumers

McKinsey: COVID-19: Investing in black lives and livelihoods

McKinsey: From surviving to thriving: Reimagining the post-COVID-19 return

For many, the toughest leadership test is now looming: how to bring a business back in an environment where a vaccine has yet to be found and economies are still reeling. This McKinsey report explores ways to make that happen.

Boston Consulting Group: Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Accelerating Digital & Technology Transformation

A comprehensive guide to help leaders in healthcare, politics, society, and business navigate the pandemic.

Businesses We Love

Dionna Dorsey

District of Clothing: Dionna Dorsey’s Big Pandemic Pivot

Dorsey shares how she made a “pandemic pivot” from her graphic design company—which that experienced a 75% decline in client requests—to her side business, District of Clothing, which used creative marketing and e-commerce to realize a 250% increase in sales.
 

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Sugaberry: Reimagining Motherhood for Minority Moms

Motherhood for black and brown moms is something that should be “enjoyed not just endured.” That’s the founding principle of Sugaberry, a new lifestyle brand created by Tika Sumpter, the actress-producer who stars on ABC’s mixed-ish, and Thai Randolph, the executive vice president and general manager of Kevin Hart’s company, Laugh Out Loud.

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Visualization of the CARES Act

Samantha Foxx - Mother's Finest Urban Farms

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Amanda Johnson & KJ Miller - Mented Cosmetics

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Mahisha Dellinger - CURLS

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Janell Stephens – Camille Rose Naturals

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With Advancing Black Pathways, we are proud to expand on the work we’ve been doing for decades to help black communities seize economic opportunity.

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