Black Entrepreneur and ‘Shark Tank’ Alum Disrupting The Snack Industry

By NNPA Newswire Entrepreneur Keisha Smith-Jeremie is attempting to disrupt the applesauce industry with sanaía, a re-imagination of a childhood treat for adults. While the rest of the category was focused on kids, Keisha seized the...

Do I Still Have to Eat Like White People?

By Charmaine Jones This piece is a follow up to the Aug. 29, 2018 article, “Do I Have to Eat Like White People,” also by Charmaine Jones. Last year, on Aug. 29, 2018 I posed a...

Saxby’s Café Opens At Bowie State

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] There is no experience like practical work experience for college students who hope to work in the food service or restaurant industry. Now those who wish to gain the...

Chicago Chef Becomes First Black Woman Awarded Michelin Star

By AFRO Staff In a tough town amid a tough industry, Mariyah Russell has cooked her way into history—becoming the first Black woman to be awarded a Michelin star. “I felt a million things—happiness, overwhelming excitement,...

Black Restaurant Week: A Lesson In Cooperative Economics

By Carl Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Nov. 4 Black restaurant and food service providers will compete in a cocktail competition to name the best bartender in the region.  Then on Nov. 6, Black restauranteurs,...

Busboys and Poets To Serve Contest Winner’s Sweet Potato Pie

By Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO Watch out, Patti LaBelle.  Anacostia resident Mary Satcher, 82, is coming for you with a riff on the sweet potato pie recipe that’s been a family mainstay for decades.    Satcher’s...

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...

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