Northeast Eats Draws Black Businesses

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Northeast Eats, a tasting that’ll amplify food and drink companies in the Northeast quadrant of the District on June 1, has booked eight Black-owned businesses this year, and...

Lidl Grocery Comes to Ward 7

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO It looks like Ward 7 will get a another grocery option as Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans to bring Lidl Grocery to the Skyland Town Center. “Lidl is a...

Brown Infuses Culture at ‘Nancy by SNAC’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Business Name: Nancy by SNAC Owners: Kevin Brown and Bill Maughlin What: Nancy by SNAC (Station North Arts Cafe), is the second eatery (their first restaurant SNAC opened in 2005) by partners...

Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

By John Schmid, Special to the AFRO “We talk about people who owned land, but we often ignored those who worked the land,” Monica M. White, Assistant Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison...

Papa John’s Scores Shaq to Help Revive its Image

By Joseph Pisani and Gary Gerard Hamilton, The Associated Press Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified." The pizza chain said March 22 that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials...

Capital City Mambo Sauce Partners with Papa Johns to Add D.C. Flare

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgree[email protected] Despite Mayor Muriel Bowser’s controversial denunciation of mambo sauce as a D.C. staple last November, most Washingtonians laud the flavor as a true District flavor that adds pizzazz to...

Teens Cater Good Eats Via Singing Telegram

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO At a time when women-owned businesses are among the fastest growing start-ups in the country, a pair of talented, energetic, and entrepreneurial minded teenagers have found a niche within...

What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It...

Farmer Nell & Doc Cheatham: Freedom Fighters for Food Sovereignty

By Tiffany C. Ginyard, Special to the Afro “We are concerned about the constant use of federal funds to support this most notorious expression of segregation. Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is...

The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities

Written by NNPA Storm-weary Southern Farmers now face fresh economic fears amid a political storm which seems to have no end in sight. While there is no worry about wind or water this time, farmers still recovering...

MD School System Raises Funds For Student Meals During Shutdown

By The Associated Press UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland school district is raising money to help provide meals for students affected by the partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border...

Beef-Friendly Nebraska Eyes Regulations On The Word ‘Meat’

By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for...
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