Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Food

Maryland Food Truck Week Kicks Off!

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By AFRO Staff Get ready to celebrate food trucks from July 10 to July 26 throughout Central Maryland. While Maryland continues to flatten the curve, food trucks are serving up our communities by setting up in neighborhoods in order to...

Health and Wellness Entrepreneur Gets Back to Juicing Basics

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By Blacknews.com  It’s no coincidence the juice and smoothie bar industry brings in approximately $2 billion annually. As society starts to become more socially conscious, more and more people are turning towards a natural and plant-based lifestyle. Juicing has become...

Meet the Black Farmer

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Interviewed By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Michael Carter Jr., is the Small Farm Resource Center coordinator for Virginia State University and executive director of Carter Farms. AFRO: Tell us about Virginia State University’s Farm Outreach Program and Carter Farms.  MC: VSU...

Virus Pushes Millions Into Hunger; UN Seeks More Food Funds

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By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Millions of people have been pushed into hunger by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. World Food Program said Monday as it appealed for nearly $5 billion to help feed the growing numbers...

Balto’s Northeast Market Reopens Mon June 29

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BALTIMORE’S NORTHEAST MARKET REOPENS TO CUSTOMERS MONDAY, JUNE 29 Fresh seafood, meats, produce as well as popular specialty dishes now available indoors BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2020) – Northeast Market, the City’s Public Market serving Eastside residents and workers from The...

AFRO Exclusive – Atlas Restaurant Group: ‘I Left After Witnessing Their Racist Behavior’

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com The heat was on the owner of the glitzy Ouzo Bay restaurant in Harbor East recently, when a video surfaced depicting an overtly racist dress code policy being enforced by restaurant management last weekend. The video...

Walnuts: A Handful A Day Will Work

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By Black Health Matters A handful of walnuts each day may improve your memory, according to recent research from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles. Eating walnuts may improve performance on cognitive function...

‘Meals of Love’ Connect Isolated Seniors and Disabled Adults

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By AFRO Staff This month, as older adults face challenging times, up to 1,000 fresh, restaurant-prepared meals will be safely delivered to the homes of seniors and disabled adults thanks to Meals of Love. The infusion of working capital into...

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...

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