Buy Black for National Wine Day

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Grab your casks, stemware and botas because today is National Wine Day. Throughout the country sommeliers, vineyards and wineries celebrate the sweet nectar on May 25. While D.C. isn’t...

This Family Business is Super Sweet

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Southwest D.C. just got a little sweeter, with the opening of a brand new soda pop shop right in the heart of the District’s beloved Wharf. Initially a father’s dream,...

Black Businesses Participate in Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week

Baltimore residents will have a chance to eat clean at one of several Black-owned businesses during Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week. The mission of the week is to increase the awareness, benefits and accessibility of a...

Black Entrepreneurs: DMV Black Restaurant Week Amplifies Black Talent in the Kitchen, at...

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When was the last time you patronized a Black-owned restaurant in the DMV? If you can’t remember, that’s a problem, says Furard Tate, one of three people behind the...

DC Farmer’s Market Will Match Money Spent by Food Assistance Recipients

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Now eating fresh and healthy foods is even easier for those receiving government assistance. FRESHFARM Markets, the Washington Metropolitan based grocer, will match every dollar spent by recipients of...

Young DC Natives Bring Fresh Take On a Timeless Business Venture

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Three young D.C. entrepreneurs aim to serve some heart-warming hope and hospitality as they open their first venture, The Village Cafe, inside Union Market. Kevon King, Mahammad Mangum...

Barbecue Everything Brings Signature Sauce to Local Stores

By Jasmine A. Ball, Special to The AFRO Barbecue Everything wants to be on your plate. A native of Prince George’s County, Dennis Rawls Jr., the founder of Barbecue Everything, created his own business and sauce. “I...

Local Chef Adds Special Ingredient to D.C.’s Favorite Sauce

When it comes to local cuisine, many Washingtonians would argue that there’s nothing more D.C. than the sweet, tangy flavor of mumbo sauce. Capice Faulcon, head chef at Black Squirrel in the Adams Morgan...

Three Black-Owned Eateries Featured in Metro Washington Restaurant Week

Three Black-owned restaurants — Kith/Kin, Etete and The Park At Fourteenth — are serving up plenty of treats for the winter edition of Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which ends Jan. 28. During restaurant week, participating...

New Black-Owned Family Restaurant, The BBQ, Opens on Greenmount Avenue

Smoked chicken, a fiery grill, and a soulful playlist—BBQ’s are one of the many delights of summer. The new Black-owned Harwood restaurant THE BBQ opened on May 27 and is bringing the smoky backyard...

D.C. Ranks among Top ‘Foodie’ Destinations

By AFRO Staff Just ahead of the first annual Black Restaurant Week, personal finance website WalletHub reported that Washington, D.C. ranks top in their 2018 Best Foodie Cities in America. Over the years, many have adopted...

Sister and Mom Trio Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Smoothies and Business

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Note to everyone. Not every business venture with family ends up on Iyanla's “Fix My Life” on OWN. In fact Lauren Williamson, Chanel Grant, and their mother Toya...

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