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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 and Cabernet Sauvignon, 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 Vineyard (North Plains,…

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Kofi Nartey Discusses How He Sells Million Dollar Homes to High Net Worth and Celeb Clients

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Kofi Nartey has over fourteen years of professional experience in luxury real estate and has sold millions of dollars worth of real estate. The former athlete and actor is currently the Celebrity and Luxury Homes Specialist and the National Director of the Compass Sports & Entertainment Division. We caught up with Kofi to find out…

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HU Grad Opens Online Organic Food “SÜPRMARKT”

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Olympia Auset, a 26 year old Howard University alumna, has founded SÜPRMARKT, a low cost grocer that provides 100% organic food in low income communities in LA. Olympia got the idea in 2009 while attending college. During that time she became vegan and soon became interested in creating solutions for food deserts. According to the USDA, food deserts can…

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First Black Owned Grocery Store Franchise Opens in Compton

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The first Black owned grocery store franchise opened in Compton a few months ago. This “Grocery Outlet” franchise is owned and operated by 36 year old, Kia Patterson. In March of 2013, the USDA officially labeled Compton as a food desert. Residents have not had adequate access to essential dietary foods such as fruits and vegetables.…

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Meet the Youngest Beauty Supply Store Owners in California

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According to the Beauty Supply Institute, the beauty supply industry generates about $15 billion per year. Although 96% of the customers are Black, less than  3% of ownership within the industry is Black. Breaking into the beauty supply industry is no small accomplishment. That’s why we were thrilled to discover that Kayla Davis, 19, and Keonna…

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