CEO/President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce Jay King Calls on Private Sector to Assist Small Black Businesses Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

Jay King

CBCC), is initiating a statewide call to action to the private sector, requesting banks, multinational corporations, the technology industry and philanthropic organizations to create funding for grants for African American small business owners as they struggle to survive amid the Coronavirus pandemic. As the largest African American non-profit business organization, representing hundreds of small and emerging businesses, affiliates and chambers of commerce throughout California, the CBCC is extremely concerned about the aftermath of Covid-19 which has immobilized and shut down businesses around the entire world.

The Road to Zero Wealth report published in 2017, far before the impact of the current Coronavirus event, by Prosperity Now and the Institute for Policy Studies, the median wealth of black Americans could fall to zero by 2053. King is seeking fast and deliberate measures to mitigate what he foresees as a fallout that would take decades to recover from.
Jay King is requesting that concerned private and financial institutions reach out to him at the California Black Chamber of Commerce via email at or at 916-467-8878.