Common Superfoods and Herbs for Men

By Mia Aguilar, Special to the AFRO The numbers don't lie.  For years, studies, surveys and statistics have found that men are less likely than women to visit the doctor.  According to reports by the Centers...

D.C. Spots to Enjoy Your #CoffeeWhileBlack

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO In April, two Black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for no apparent reason. Cell phone video of the incident helped...

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...

Soul of Sonoma Highlights Black Premium Wine Experience

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Soul of Sonoma wants to raise the profile of the few Black-owned vineyards, wineries and establishments producing quality wine. Boasting “unparalleled tasting experiences at premium wineries and featured venues,”...

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...

African and Caribbean Countries Score Big at Embassy Chef Challenge

By Lenore T. Adkins,Special to the AFRO The Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge was a culinary smack down for the ages, netting several winners from the Caribbean and Africa who displayed their vision of culinary...

Starbucks to Close Stores for an Afternoon for Bias Training

By The Associated Press Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two Black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores...

To Help DC’s Restaurant Workers, Save Our Tips

I can still hear my Jamaican mother’s voice, questioning why I, who’d graduated with a degree in social work, was instead making ends meet as a server at Bistro Bis. It was 20 years...

Applebee’s Caught Serving Side of Racism?

The two Black women just wanted a meal. Instead they got falsely accused of dining and dashing at an Applebee’s in Independence, Mo. In a video that went viral, Alexis Brison and her friend are...

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...

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...

Baltimore Business Owners Making Plans for Black Restaurant Week

Baltimore Restaurant Week has grown into a major city-wide attraction, but minority-owned restaurants are not often visible participants in the event. A group of several African-American restaurateurs and Radio One hope to change that...

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