From The New York Times:
'Black Capitalism' Promised a Better City for Everyone.
In the wake of nationwide protests, corporate America has pledged to fight racism and support Black Americans. But a similar initiative started decades ago in Rochester shows it is a promise that is difficult to sustain.
Rochester is a city of 200,000 people, about 40 percent of whom are Black.
By Michael Corkery and Photographs By Todd Heisler
Published Sept. 12, 2021 - Updated Sept. 14, 2021
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Panther Graphics printing plant sits along a row of red brick buildings and empty parking lots on the edge of a circular highway that separates this city’s downtown from a largely Black neighborhood to the north. Nearby, there is a warehouse, a Baptist Church and a billboard that warns “A Shot from A Gun Can’t Be Undone,” a reference to Rochester’s soaring murder rate.