Serena Williams
**FILE** Serena Williams (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

In honor of Black History Month, tennis legend Serena Williams is furthering her efforts to support Black entrepreneurs through the Pennsylvania-based Opportunity Fund.

The organization will use a portion of proceeds from Williams’ jewelry company as a donation to a nonprofit dedicated to providing relief for Black-owned small businesses, which have shut down at more than twice the rate of their white counterparts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a CNBC report.

Opportunity Fund’s Small Business Relief Fund aims to provide critical relief to small businesses affected by the pandemic, particularly those run by women, people of color and immigrants.

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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