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...

From The Soil To The Sanctuary In An East Baltimore Community 

By Jamesia Downer, AFRO Intern Pleasant Hope Baptist Church hosts its monthly Soil To Sanctuary Community Market as apart of its membership with Black Church Food Security Network.  The churches within this network make a safe space...

Fogo de Chao Comes to Bethesda

By Katie Taylor, Special to the AFRO Where's the meat?  North Bethesda’s, Pike and Rose, that's where. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse officially opened its doors June 24 and it's bringing us all the classic flavors Brazil...

Refugee Chefs Showcase Skills 

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The flavors of the world were shared by refugee chefs during the first Tables Without Borders multi restaurant event in the District of Columbia.   Five separate establishments gave...

Grill, Eat, Chill, Repeat

    By AFRO Staff To turn a midweek dinner into something special, try cooking easy pork tenderloin on the grill. To produce beautifully browned pork with a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we started with a...

Teen and Celebrity Chefs Share Food, Military Bond

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When aspiring chef Shamon Hill joined forces with celebrity chef Chris Clime to make a gourmet smoked salmon dish consumed by some of the nation’s top military brass,...

Famed New Orleans Chef Who Fed Civil Rights Leaders Dies

By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Legendary New Orleans chef Leah Chase always had problems when customers asked if she served "soul food." Well, that would depend on where your soul was,...

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