Ghostface Killah

Rapper Ghostface Killah Grows Online Coffee Business to Flagship Store

Ghostface Killah’s coffee ventures are expanding. The Wu-Tang Clan rapper has gone from exclusively selling artisanal ground coffee online to opening Killah Koffee Shop in West Brighton, SILive reports. The Big Day In NYC Ghostface Killah and co-owners Ross Filler and Shawn Wigs had their grand opening for the flagship store. The three men were celebrated by the NYC community, as […]

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City Fresh Foods

Black-Owned City Fresh Foods Lands Contract with Boston Public Schools

Advancing her commitment to use the City’s purchasing power to invest in local businesses, Mayor Michelle Wu and Boston Public Schools (BPS) today announced a new contract with City Fresh Foods. Beginning July 1, City Fresh Foods, a Roxbury-based employee- and Black-owned food service company, will provide breakfast, lunch, after-school meals, fresh snacks, and summer meals […]

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Tabitha Brown

Tabitha Brown’s Seasoning Brand to Make Debut in Major Retailers

America’s favorite auntie, Tabitha Brown is back to help her nieces and nephews spice things up in the kitchen… the healthy way. The award-winning social media personality will bring her McCormick® Sunshine Seasoning to retailers after the original, limited-edition all-purpose seasoning was a fan favorite selling out in just 39 minutes in 2021. “We were […]

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Animation

First Ever Black-Owned Animation Network to Launch this Summer

Although the critical and commercial success of animated films like Soul and Hair Love has opened the door to amplifying Black voices in animation, the industry is largely exclusionary.  According to a recent report, only 4% of the field is made up of Black animators. Directors, studio owners, and producers are even more sparse.  Jermaine & Whaketa Hargrove […]

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Coca-Cola

Black-Owned Independent Coca-Cola Bottler Named Best Managed Company in U.S.

Coca-Cola Florida, one of the largest Black-owned businesses in the U.S. and the largest in Florida, has been selected as a 2022 U.S. Best Managed Company. Founded in 2015, Coca-Cola Florida is the third-largest privately held and sixth-largest minority-owned business in the state. The company, headquartered in Tampa, covers 47 counties in the state as well […]

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target

Target Doubles the Number of Black-Owned Brands on Its Shelves

In an update on its progress to invest $2 billion in Black-owned businesses by 2025, the retail giant Target announced it’s increased the amount of money it’s spent with Black-owned companies and suppliers. According to a Target release, the retailer has increased its investments in Black-owned brands, companies and suppliers by more than 50 percent compared to 2020. […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene

Black Businesses in Marjorie Taylor Greene’s District Fear They Won’t Be Heard

Georgia bookstore owner Julia Davis has felt the sting of racism. Sometimes, it’s been subtle, like when people assume she’s the hired help and ask to speak to her boss. Other times, it’s more pronounced, an in-your-face reminder of the deep racial divide that still exists in Georgia. Since buying her shop in 2020, Davis has had […]

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Black Farmers

CEO of Black Heffa Farms Explains Why We Need More Black Farmers

Clarenda “Farmer Cee” Stanley is the CEO of North Carolina‘s Green Heffa Farms. Originally from a small town in the Black Belt of Alabama named Annie Manie, she has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and nonprofit fundraising.  In July 2019, Farmer Cee began transforming a weed-covered mess of land with no infrastructure into what is […]

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Nickelodeon

Black Women-Owned Eyewear Company to Design Glasses for Nickelodeon

Vontélle, a Black women-owned eyewear company that launched in October 2020, recently announced a three-year licensing partnership with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to create a children’s eyewear line centered around Nickelodeon’s beloved characters. “We will soon launch with SpongeBob, Rugrats, and BabyShark eyewear. We are the first African-American women-owned eyewear company to have such a deal,” […]

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