What’s wrong with me!
I went on a reporting trip to Houston last week and came back tired of it. Praise. Satisfied. It’s as if the city piled up a second aid on my admission and then handed me a takeaway plate without asking me.
I’m not even talking about food. I mainly refer to the friendships, hospitality and family love I have found. In all H-Town styles, a black man I’ve never met offers the service, but I feel like I’ve known it for a while.
Don’t get me wrong: I have a share of Southern comfort food. This included “Katfish & Grits” from The Breakfast Klub. A stuffed turkey with plenty of turkey leg hat. Taste bar + kitchen jamai column chop. Trez Bistro & Wine Bar served chicken and waffle dishes including kale and watermelon. This was something I didn’t expect, but it was in good harmony with everything. It’s not the food you just ate.You actually felt his.
But the greatest food came from people and places. I started it at For (bes), a Culture Houston branch led by Lauren “Bobby Pen” Williams and Jasmine Stanley. They brought personality and energy to reaffirm why black women are so stupid. They helped me navigate the city and made important connections for me, which led to even more connections. In the process, I met a black entrepreneur who shamelessly celebrates black art, music and culture at the venue. All of this is part of a vibrant black-owned business scene where Brookings ranks seventh in the country on a scale. With all the sights, sounds, and connections, I realized that the food of the soul was more than food.
There’s a story related to an ongoing visit to Houston, but in the meantime, check out my Instagram reels here. Elsewhere in the newsroom, FTC follows black-owned beauty technology companies that have secured millions of dollars in venture capital and Canada’s top diversity companies, one of the most multicultural countries in the world. did.
This edition of the newsletter was edited by Raquel “Rocky” Harris.
Canada’s best diversity employer. Canadians often judge their employers by a set of criteria that differ from those of Americans. The national universal health insurance system and nationally funded parental leave policies mean that businesses need to be differentiated in other ways in order to attract and retain talent. Canada is one of the most multicultural countries in the world, and creating a diverse and inclusive culture is seen as a problem for many Canadian employers.
Black-owned beauty and tech company Mayben will raise $ 40 million in a Series C funding round. What used to be just a digital marketplace for hair extensions and weave packages has become an online database that gives stylists the space to grow their business and find hair styling services. Local lounge. The company plans to use new funds to expand its partnership with Wal-Mart.
Nominations are open to 50 champions. The FTC 50 Champion is an outstanding business model in the field. yes They are experts in exercising to help strengthen the black community. Of course, community advocacy can take many forms, from hiring intent, mentorship, and funding to advocacy and access efforts, but everyone knows it. So who are the champions who have made a big impact on the community over the past year? Applications for the annual list will be accepted until 8:00 am on August 1, 2022.
Watches | How SluttyVegan CEO Raised $ 25 Million to Expand Food Empire.. Aisha “Pinky” Cole is a busy woman. Slutty Vegan, founder and CEO of the Veggie Burger Chain, now offers products ranging from potato chips to CBD gummies, as well as future shoe offerings, foundations and cookbooks (Eat Plants Bt * ch). .. ..
In addition, Cole says a major supermarket chain has ordered 60,000 units of Slutty Vegas Dip. It comes in flavors like Bangin’Hot-Lanta Chik’n and is already on Target’s shelves. And Cole has expanded beyond the five Atlanta-based chains to markets such as Brooklyn and Baltimore. Her goal is to “build a billion-dollar brand,” she says.
“I think it’s great to be remembered by all the superstars I’ve helped along the way, but by doing a really influential job and making a real difference in our community. Remembering is more important to me. “
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