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Black Grocery Coop Celebrates 10 Years and an Expansion

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Mandela Grocery is a Black Grocery coop that’s on a mission to nourish their neighborhood of West Oakland with healthy food, wellness resources, and collective ownership. Their full-service grocery store sources from entrepreneurs and farmers in California with a focus on black and brown farmers and food makers. Prior to 2009, residents of West Oakland…

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28 Year Old Mayor Is Giving His City’s Poorest Residents $500 a Month

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At age 28, Michael Tubbs easily qualifies as a political wunderkind. He’s received two degrees from Stanford, interned at the White House, secured a $10,000 donation from Oprah for his city council campaign, and been endorsed as a mayoral candidate by former president Barack Obama. He also grew up in Stockton, California, a city he…

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12 Nipsey Hussle Quotes About Business and Success

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Last night I clicked on an old video interview Nipsey Hussle did discussing his business ventures. That video led me to another and then another. I’ve always been impressed by his drive and focus. Now, he’s gone. My way of paying tribute and my respects to someone who I was inspired by, is to provide…

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Delta Airlines to Serve Wine from Black Owned Winery

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During a surprise wine tasting at the San Francisco Delta Sky Club, Delta today announced a new partnership with Brown Estate, the first and only black-owned estate winery in California’s Napa Valley. And as a toast to Black History Month, Brown Estate is making its first onboard appearance today in a surprise in-flight tasting for customers…

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Black Owned Food Stamp Startup to Deliver Food To Affected Govt Workers

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mRelief, a startup focused on helping people access food stamps. has partnered with on-demand food delivery startup DoorDash. As federal workers — especially low-wage workers like janitors, cooks and security guards — recover from the 35-day partial government shutdown, mRelief and DoorDash and are teaming up to offer DoorDash credit to those eligible for food stamps in San Francisco. In San Francisco,…

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Kendejah is the Bay Area’s First Liberian restaurant

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Before you order at Kendejah — before you even ask questions about the dishes on the menu, in fact — Dougie Uso will distribute a laminated card to you and your fellow diners and ask you to read it. “A short history of Liberia & Kendejah,” it is titled: four paragraphs describing how free black…

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24 Black Owned Businesses in California

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If you’re interested in supporting some Black owned businesses in California we’ve got you covered. Take a look at just some  of what The Golden state has to offer. Black Owned Businesses in California Oakland Red Bay Cafe Miss Ollie’s The Veg Hub Lena’s Soul Food Ovo Tavern & Eatery Zella’s Soulful Kitchen SAN DIEGO…

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Startup loans to Black Entrepreneurs to ‘interject some balance in capitalism’

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GW “Chef” Chew loves to cook and is an ardent vegan. He combines the two passions through a new company, Something Better Foods, that has created a line of plant-based meats, from Philly cheesesteaks to fried chicken, as well as with a nonprofit Oakland restaurant, the Veg Hub. Chew needed financial backing to get Something Better off…

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Black Owned $8 Lemonade Stand Embraces the Spotlight

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Vicktor Stevenson can usually be found standing outside his high-end lemonade stand in the Mission District, working crowds like the mayor of Valencia Street — megawatt smile flashing with ease, answering questions with aplomb, posing for social media photos in front of the shop’s bright yellow facade. Stevenson is in the throes of a spotlight unique to 2018.…

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31 Black Owned Wine Businesses

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Three of my favorite drinks are water, tequila and wine. Red wine specifically. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Qantas shiraz wines more specifically, in case you want to send me some. That being said, here’s a list of Black Owned Wine Businesses that will help you find your new favorite. Black Owned Wine Businesses Abbey Creek…

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