STRONG BLACK COFFEE: Why Aren’t African-Americans More Prominent in the Coffee Industry?

Originally published by Roast Magazine. Republished with their permission. Research shows that African-Americans are less likely than other ethnic groups in the United States to select coffee as a beverage of choice. Yet coffee’s history links major contributions not only to Africa but the diaspora around the globe. Ethiopia is praised as the birthplace of coffee, and for giving us...

Coffee With A Cause: 10-Year-Old Black Winston-Salem Native Serves Up More Than a Cup of Coffee

10-year-old Camden “Cam” Myers, the young entrepreneur of “Cam’s Coffee” opened his then pop-up style coffee shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to build his confidence. Now, Cam’s Coffee is a thriving business that employs people with disabilities. Cam’s drive to empower himself through his coffee business and give back to people in need is why young Cam won a...

FAMU Graduate Creates App To Find Working McDonald’s Shake Machines

Sometimes that craving hits when you want—no, you need—a frosty treat. Maybe a McFlurry or a shake from Mickey D’s. So, you put your order in at drive thru and wait. Then it happens: “Sorry, our ice cream machine is down.” It never fails and we’ve all run into this at least three times. Luckily someone made an app...