Benefits Gone in a SNAP

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent In 20 states, more than 10 percent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households are slated to lose eligibility of the benefits. The data visualization examines characteristics of the...

DC Farmer’s Market Will Match Money Spent by Food Assistance Recipients

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Now eating fresh and healthy foods is even easier for those receiving government assistance. FRESHFARM Markets, the Washington Metropolitan based grocer, will match every dollar spent by recipients of...

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...

Sweet, Savory Brunch Vibes Comes to Georgia Avenue

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Just a couple years ago restaurant industry veterans Monique Rose and Chef Sammy Davis were on the verge of homelessness; now they have $12 million of revenue- last counted. ...

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...

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...

Northeast Eats Draws Black Businesses

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Northeast Eats, a tasting that’ll amplify food and drink companies in the Northeast quadrant of the District on June 1, has booked eight Black-owned businesses this year, and...

Black-Owned Vegan Eateries are Spicing up Southern Cuisine

By TODD A. PRICE, USA Today Network - The American South ATLANTA (AP) — The doors opened at 4 p.m., but the line formed an hour earlier at this restaurant in Southwest Atlanta, minutes from...

60 Years of Being More Than Just Ben’s Chili Bowl

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District shut down a portion of U Street in front of a nationally renowned restaurant while more than 500 residents, local celebrities, politicos, tourists and others danced...

Black Business Spotlight: Home Maid Serves Meals With a Mission

By Micha Green, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When sitting down at Home Maid, 1400 Key Highway, diners are transported from an affluent Baltimore neighborhood, to the dining room of a loved one’s home in the South, where...

Teens Cater Good Eats Via Singing Telegram

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO At a time when women-owned businesses are among the fastest growing start-ups in the country, a pair of talented, energetic, and entrepreneurial minded teenagers have found a niche within...

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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