DC Entrepreneur Returns to Bake in Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “I want to be impactful in the food space, what does that look like,” April Richardson mused inside the kitchen of her new business: Baked in Baltimore. September 15...

Vegans Flock to D.C. Soul Food Eatery

While soul food is a popular staple in African American dishes, the food group, though tasty, has been associated with health issues prevalent in the Black community such as high blood pressure, heart disease,...

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...

Welcome to ‘Ben’s Chili Bowl Way’

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of the District of Columbia's most popular and iconic eateries will have the block in front of it renamed in its honor. The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation, "The...

DCPS Students Throw Down

By Lenore T. Adkins, AFRO Contributor Taahir Kelly may be a track star at Roosevelt High School, but nothing makes his face light up more than when he’s talking about all the cooking he’s done at...

Federal Judge Orders Settlement Talks in Soybean Seed Suit

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ordered settlement talks Thursday in a lawsuit filed by Black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty, low-yield...

Baltimore Brothers’ Breakfast Featured at Watergate Hotel

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Two brothers from Baltimore are giving people a taste of their chicken and waffles in Washington, D.C. — thanks to a six-week pop-up engagement that’s got them serving...

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...

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...

African American Chefs Break the Glass Ceiling in the Culinary World

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The culinary business world is as cut throat as any other. It’s also known as an industry that hasn’t always allowed for much diversity in management and ownership...

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...

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...

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