Houston’s black neighborhoods have seen a wave of new business. Experts point the finger at COVID and BLM.
Byron Canady was 8 years old when his dad bought him a three-pack of Spiderman comics. He enthusiastically flipped through the colored pages, but couldn’t help but notice that something was missing – characters who resembled him.
Some 40 years later, Canady, who is black, completed a small business program with the intention of opening a store in Third Ward offering comics featuring characters of various races. Then the pandemic struck. But he didn’t want to delay the launch of the business and decided to go ahead anyway.