Putting the Yum in Yummy: Four Brothers Bake Up Creative Cookies Kickstarting their own Cookie Empire

Four brothers in Atlanta are baking and making money all with a simple cookie recipe. What started as a convenient snack, turned into a serious business idea when the young entrepreneurs realized everyone loved their cookies. “Everybody would say that our cookies are really good. So, we were just thinking we could make a living off of selling cookies,” Joshua said....

Looking For A Black-Owned Restaurant in Chicago or Atlanta? Check Out This New Directory- Black People Eats

Instagram is definitely the best stop if you want you want to gander at food and drink on social media. Because of this, tons of accounts have popped up for this purpose. Earlier this month we highlighted one such account in the Beered Black Man. Jeremy Joyce’s Black People Eats served the same purpose of highlighting eateries throughout the...

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...

Kwame Onwuachi & Bryan Furman Selected For Food & Wine’s 2019 Class of Best New Chefs

Being recognized on this list has historically been a launch pad to recognition and business success for many chefs. Past recipients included famous chefs like David Chang and Tom Colicchio of Top Chef Fame. This year Food & Wine selected two established black culinary superstars who have been excelling for years in two different shades of our culinary foodways. Congratulations...

Jay-Z and Usher Invest in Culinary Incubator

J’s Kitchen Culinary Incubator. The endeavor allows local cooks and chefs to practice and concoct culinary marvels with the “shared kitchen” concept. While she did get clients and orders for some of the meals provided—that German chocolate cake on the catering site looks delicious—she needed some extra umph to really bring in clients. Enter...

New Orleans Native Debuts Authentic Seasoning Blends Passed Down by Generational #BlackGirlMagic

Imagine three generations of women in the kitchen cooking gumbo, caouanne soup and red beans and rice, and then sharing that with extended family — uncles, aunts, cousins, great aunts and great uncles each weekend.  For attorney, entrepreneur, food and lifestyle writer and New Orleans native, Kara Johnson, those weekly family gatherings in the...

Marddy’s: How a Shared Kitchen and Marketplace is Preserving West Atlanta Culture and Helping Local Chefs Thrive

 Located in the west side of Atlanta, Georgia, is Marddy’s, a shared kitchen and marketplace that’s supporting small businesses in the neighborhood. Short for “Market Buddies,” Marddy’s is a licensed facility that provides a shared space for home cooks to prepare and sell their goods to customers. Participating chefs have access to a commercial...

What’s Poppin: How An HBCU Graduate Created a Lucrative Gourmet Popcorn Company

Khadijah “Kay” Polly, owner of Kay’s Kettle Corn and author of “POPCOINS: How to Make a $500 A Month With a Home Based Popcorn Business,” has been in the business for five years but always had an entrepreneurial spirit.  The beginning of Kay’s business savvy started young when she made and sold bracelets as...

“The Green Book App” EatOkra Connects Customers to Black-Owned Restaurants Across the Diaspora

EatOkra is an innovative smartphone application that connects consumers with over 800 Black-owned restaurants in the United States. Co-Founder and Developer of EatOkra, Anthony Edwards Jr., released his app in response to a technology gap where he and his fiancé would find themselves directed to the same food spaces online and to preserve Black fellowship after racial profiling of Black...

Birmingham’s Beered Black Man Debuts New Brew

In my hometown of Birmingham, there are several bars and watering holes that feature craft beer prominently. In a city with an extremely large Black population, you’d think we’d a number of Black brewers, especially since we enjoy beer and we like to brew as well. Enter the Beered Black Man, Ralph Marion, a bartender and now brewer from...

11 Black-Owned Chocolate Businesses That Will Satisfy Your Cravings. Who Needs Hershey?

If you are reading this, clearly you love chocolate. But did you know there are Black-owned chocolate businesses across the globe waiting to serve you the premium chocolate you crave? No matter the occasion, chocolate is a great buy and buying it from Black-owned businesses is even better. Let’s look at 11 Black-owned chocolate Businesses. Online Purchase Available Harlem Chocolate Factory...

Food Entrepreneur Chef Ron Freeman is Bringing Healthier Ramen to Prisoners

Ron Freeman, creator of Mama Pat’s Foods is creating healthier ramen options after his incarceration led him to reflect on ramen’s nutritional content and its market value for prisoners. Before Freeman’s arrest and subsequent incarceration due to a drug bust, he ran a hot dog cart in Los Angeles. While feeding nearby patrons in the Gardena neighborhood in southwest Los...

From Naval Officer to Chick-Fil-A Franchise Owner

I suspect many of us fell in love with Chick-fil-A after sampling their free nuggets in a local mall. Well, that’s exactly where Kevin Young’s journey to become a Chick-fil-A franchise owner started—he just didn’t know it. Young grew up in Maryland, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2001, and eventually reached the rank of lieutenant in Nuclear Engineer,...

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...