Food

Bartender Launches Virtual Classes

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By AFRO Staff Just one week after being laid off from her job due to Covid-19, Northeast, D.C. resident Alfreda Brooks, decided to turn her passion for bartending into a tool to keep her followers on social media uplifted during...

Georgia’s First Black-Owned Beverage Company Launches

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FIRST BLACK-OWNED ALCOHOL BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LAUNCHES IN GEORGIA Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Scot G. Forte, founder and CEO of Forte International Spirits Inc./Direct Distributing, is the first African-American to launch an alcohol distributing company in the state of Georgia. The...

Worker Shortage Concerns Loom In Immigrant-Heavy Meatpacking

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By STEPHEN GROVES and SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Martha Kebede’s adult sons immigrated from Ethiopia and reunited with her in South Dakota this year, they had few work opportunities. Lacking English skills, the brothers took...

Baltimore County Helping Restaurants and Bars Prepare for Expanded Outdoor Dining in Advance of...

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Baltimore County Helping Restaurants and Bars Prepare for Expanded Outdoor Dining in Advance of State Reopening Proactive guidance will help expedite reopening while minimizing spread of COVID-19 TOWSON, MD — In anticipation of future steps by the state of Maryland to...

LTE: SNAP Delivery Saves Lives

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Dear Editor, I am a Single Mom and SNAP recipient, and I am currently driving 25 miles to the nearest SuperWalmart to be able to use my EBT card for curbside pickup. In Maryland, Instacart, Giant, Amazon Prime or NO...

Meet the Farmer

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Interviewed By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Herbert A. Brown, Sr. is the owner and operator of Browntown Farm, 255 Browntown Road, in Warfield, Virginia.   AFRO: What is your exact title, what are your responsibilities and duties and how do you execute...

Taxis, Bikes & Sushi Robots Keep New Yorkers Fed, Protected

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By JAKE SEINER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Yellow cabs are lining up before sunrise at food distribution sites across the city. Motorcyclists are buzzing over bridges, bags packed with masks and gowns. Even sushi-making robots are pitching in, freeing up...

‘We Don’t Know How It Will End’: Hunger Stalks Amid Virus

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By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JACQUELYN MARTIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When all this started — when the coronavirus began stalking humanity like an animal hunting prey, when she and her husband lost their restaurant jobs overnight as the world...

Restaurants in America Hard Hit by COVID-19 Face Uphill Battle to Return to Normal

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NNPA NEWSWIRE — The devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been particularly divesting to the restaurant and service industry. One estimate proclaimed that 40 percent of restaurants in New York are unlikely to reopen after the pandemic...

After USDA Approval, Maryland to Provide Food to Approximately 427,000 Children Affected by COVID-19...

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After USDA Approval, Maryland to Provide Food to Approximately 427,000 Children Affected by COVID-19 School Closures $49 Million in Additional Benefits for Marylanders Thanks to the Department of Human Services and Maryland State Department of Education’s Joint Request to Federal...

Nancy by SNAC: The Beat Goes On

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By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO The impact of the COVID-19 shutdown has been devastating for many small businesses, especially restaurants, which by Gov. Hogan’s order are only allowed to provide carryout and curbside delivery service, effective March 16....

McDonald’s Celebrates Healthcare Workers and First Responders with Free “Thank You Meals”

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McDonald’s Celebrates Healthcare Workers and First Responders with Free “Thank You Meals”  Frontline heroes can enjoy free meals at participating U.S. McDonald’s restaurants  In appreciation for the healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are committed to our health and...

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