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Black-Owned Businesses Carve Out Space In An Increasingly Gentrified D.C. | Shoppe Black

Shoppe Black, Shoppe Black | Flowers rest on top of pictures Kalief Browder at a protest after his suicide in 2015. His family reached a settlement with the city on Thursday. Credit Lucas Jackson/Reuters . Featured Image Friday night, and rapper Too Short’s “Blow the Whistle” is blaring inside of the only black-owned bar in D.C.’s predominantly white Dupont Circle neighborhood. Its patrons, drinks in hand, are enjoying various items from its Southern-influenced menu, like chicken and waffles and shrimp ‘n’ grits. But this bar wants to be known for more than just another late-night spot in a city replete […]

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Black-Owned Startup Combines Greeting Cards With Technology and Automation | Black News.com

Photographs by Marti Corn; Text by Mark Murrmann , Black News.com — “How many times have you found yourself in this scenario: It’s a friend’s or relative’s birthday and you’re driving to the store at the last minute to buy a card. You also must go get stamps. “I’ve been there more times than I care to remember,” shares Culture Greetings’ founder, Dr. Dionne Mahaffey. It’s a problem Mahaffey has solved for the rest of us. Launched today, her Atlanta-based company, Culture Greetings, offers contemporary greeting cards specifically geared towards Black people and other people of color. The cards can […]

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Tristan Walker announces acquisition by Procter & Gamble, will remain as CEO and move company to Atlanta | Fast Company Once a beacon for more minorities to join him in Silicon Valley, the former tech and media darling enters a deal that will help to secure his legacy—and P&G’s.

Once a beacon for more minorities to join him in Silicon Valley, the former tech and media darling enters a deal that will help to secure his legacy—and P&G’s.

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Brown Beauty Co-Op, Dupont Circle’s New Beauty Store, Is By And For Women Of Color | DCist A welcoming space with couches and other seating invites people to hang out and chat. Positive vibes abound, with affirmations like “Melanin Magic” and “You are Beautiful” adorning pillows and candles.

A welcoming space with couches and other seating invites people to hang out and chat. Positive vibes abound, with affirmations like “Melanin Magic” and “You are Beautiful” adorning pillows and candles.

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Prince George’s Couple Opens Vacation Retreat in Upper Marlboro | The Washington Informer

Dorothy Rowley , The Washington Informer fall descends upon Prince George’s County, nestled amid the beauty is the Wellspring Manor and Spa — a serene retreat destination on more than seven acres of nostalgic ambience dating back nearly three centuries. More than a traditional bed and breakfast, the tastefully decorated colonial-style manor house, along with a luxury spa and exquisite art gallery reflect the detailed restoration efforts of owners Kevin and Lisa Alexander, who in March purchased the property formerly belonging to members of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s family. “After looking at other places in the county that were also […]

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Seattle’s JuneBaby Named Best New Restaurant at Beard Awards | The New York Times JuneBaby, a Seattle restaurant focused on the foods of the American South, was named Best New Restaurant on Monday night at the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in Chicago.

JuneBaby, a Seattle restaurant focused on the foods of the American South, was named Best New Restaurant on Monday night at the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in Chicago.

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