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Minority-owned businesses’ struggle for federal relief funds | PBS NewsHour [Video]

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JUDY WOODRUFF: The U.S. Senate voted today to extend the application period for the Paycheck

Protection Program until the end of May.

Questions remain around how equitably the aid is distributed.

We talked to several Latino business owners and lenders about the pandemic's impact and

the application process. It's part of our Race Matters series.

DENISE HERNANDEZ, Catering Company Owner: My name is Denise Hernandez. My husband and

I work at our family-owned business. It's a catering company called True Flavors Catering.

DAVID ADAME, President and CEO, Chicanos Por La Causa: Hi. I'm David Adame.

JOSE MARTINEZ, Chicanos Por La Causa: I'm Jose Martinez.

DAVID ADAME: I'm president and CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa.

We're one of the largest community development corporations that we call ourselves in the


ILIANNA SALAS, Clothing Store Owner: My name is Ilianna. And this is my mom, Gloria. And

our family business is for kids clothes in Anaheim, California.

GLORIA VERDUZCO, Clothing Store Owner: Considering that we were closed for three months, that's

a long time. And no …

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Despite COVID-19, some small businesses are keeping community alive - National [Video]

Small businesses like cafs are a vital part of a vibrant and inclusive community that Canadians are continuing to seek out during the COVID-19 pandemic.