American Diets Still Too Sweet

By Lindsey Tanner, AP News Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a...

Sweet, Savory Brunch Vibes Comes to Georgia Avenue

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Just a couple years ago restaurant industry veterans Monique Rose and Chef Sammy Davis were on the verge of homelessness; now they have $12 million of revenue- last counted. ...

Benefits Gone in a SNAP

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent In 20 states, more than 10 percent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households are slated to lose eligibility of the benefits. The data visualization examines characteristics of the...

Black Restaurant Week Returns For a Tasty, Third Bite

By Marshall A. Latimore As he emerges from his Jeep Cherokee just outside the valet stand at Boogalou Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown, adorned in a tailored suit and patterned dress shirt, Warren Luckett is...

Baltimore Chef Tastes Sweet Success

By Stacy Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent It’s easy to think that personal chefs are only for the rich and famous. However, many top-notch cooks such as Baltimore’s Dorien Murphy regularly answer the call to pack...

Broccoli City Launches ‘Food & Grooves’

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] This fall music enthusiasts and foodies alike will be able to converge at D.C.’s Union Market for a cultural experience that will titillate both the taste buds and ear...

Chicago Native Chris Williams Becomes the Youngest Black Subway Franchise Owner in Georgia

By Marshall A. Latimore and Miana Massey Chris Williams II is a young entrepreneur and a recently sought after business guru hailing from Chicago’s South Side. After Williams discharged from the Army National Guard and finished...

New Website Helps Diners Find Black-Owned Restaurants

By Lisa Fitch, Our Weekly News Los Angeles Contributor More than 2,000 Black-owned eateries are featured on the new internet-based restaurant locator eatblackowned.com, which launched June 21 intending to support Black-owned restaurants. “There’s only one thing that...

Haymarket Brewing Nods to History with Defender Beer

By Tia Carol Jones, NNPA Newswire The Chicago Defender, one of the premier newspapers in the Black Press, recently announced the end of its print edition and a move to the Web. To honor its historical...

Urban Farmers Work To End Food Deserts in D.C.

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The wasteland of fresh food shopping options has pushed some residents east of the Anacostia River to take measures into their hands. Those who live in D.C.’s Ward...

Minority-Owned Whiskey Brand Sell Out

Press Release: Black/Brown Owned Whiskey Company Based in Baltimore Release “Rams & Parrots” Store Sells Out in 3 Hours. In 2016, four recently formed entrepreneurs, (three from West Baltimore) decided to unite and dive into...

D.C. Native Brings Sweets to Chocolate City

By Justin Johnson, AFRO Staff Writer Georgia Avenue just got a lot sweeter.  D.C. native Karin Sellers made her dreams a reality by bringing the Georgia Avenue corridor its first Black woman owned ice cream shop, Here’s...
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