Black businesses are struggling during the pandemic — and feel left out of funding

Nadine Sparks, owner of Unity Wigs & Hair Services in Dartmouth, N.S., was just getting her business off the ground prior to the pandemic. She was gaining clientele, establishing her name in the community and things were really starting to come together.

Sparks has not been approved for any government funding during the pandemic, and her salon isn’t the only Black-owned business in that situation.