Imagine a world where young Black males are allowed to reach their full potential. For 9-year old Chef Toussaint Palmer, his dreams of becoming a master chef have become a reality. From appearing on the Food Network to featuring his dishes in restaurants throughout Georgia, Chef Toussaint’s story will encourage young readers to strive for excellence.
Chef Toussaint, affectionately known as Chef T, is a culinary genius. Chef T spends many hours on the weekends creating award-winning appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Turning the pages, you join Chef Toussaint in the kitchen as he prepares mouth-watering dishes from some of his grandmother’s favorite recipes. Pecan pie, macaroni n’ cheese, candied sweet potatoes with almonds, and apple cinnamon French toast are just a few dishes that Chef Toussaint sells to local restaurants.
Experience Harlem and Maker’s Mark® Presents Three Days to Support Black-Owned Businesses in America’s Black Mecca
Experience Harlem will kick off their 15th Anniversary with a special summer Juneteenth edition of their successful event series, SHOP & SIP HARLEM highlighting Harlem’s Black-owned businesses with a weekend filled with supporting restaurants and retailers across Harlem. SHOP & SIP – Juneteenth celebrates the roots of the now-observed holiday in New York state; Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
“Harlem has long been recognized as the Black capital of the world, there’s no better way to celebrate Juneteenth weekend, kick off summer and the reopening of New York than to discover Harlem’s scores of Black entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists and artisans,” says Angie Hancock, Founder, Experience Harlem.
Natasha Wainwright of Just Natasha’s Brittle Continues to Be More for the city of Baltimore Announcing the Expansion of B’More with Pride Commercial Kitchen and Cafe
Collaborative Venture with Food Entrepreneurs; Featuring Spacious Indoor Dining with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Menu Scheduled to Open June 24th
Natasha Wainwright, CEO and founder of Natasha’s Just Brittle, is expanding the city of Baltimore’s first and only Black-owned culinary hub and commercial kitchen. She has affectionally named it B’More with Pride Commercial Kitchen and Cafe.
Two of Atlanta’s fastest-growing restaurateurs, Pinky Cole, CEO and Founder ofSlutty Vegan ATL, and D. Hayes, President and CEO of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks, are merging their philanthropic endeavors yet again. The Pinky Cole Foundation and TheDavid & Derrick Hayes Foundation are spearheadingSquare 1: The Liife Experience,a program with an initiative to provide life insurance policies by December 2023 to 25,000 Black men. Eligible participants must be individuals who are between the ages 15-45, earn $30,000 or less annually, and do not use tobacco.
Cole and Hayes first joined forces in June 2020 in response to the fatal shooting in Atlanta of Rayshard Brooks. The two entrepreneurs surprised Brooks’ widow, Tomika Miller, with life insurance policies for her family, a new car, and scholarships to Clark Atlanta University for Brooks’ four children through a partnership with the university (Cole is an alumna). In the United States, Black men disproportionately suffer from poor health and high crime more than other racial groups. As a group, Black men have the lowest life expectancy and highest death rate from specific causes compared to both men and women of other racial and ethnic groups. Now, Cole and Hayes are growing their mission in order to provide life insurance policies supporting more families.
Cured Leaves Tea Co is pleased to announce the launch of its online tea company which offers top-quality loose-leaf teas carefully cultivated and ethically sourced from the heart of Africa and mindfully blended for the ultimate tea drinking experience.
Cured Leaves Tea was born out of U.S. Army Veteran Paula Shaw’s passion for the freedom she feels from yoga, a movement-based meditation practice, paired with the focused-based meditation practice of drinking tea. Shaw, a certified yoga instructor and Breath Master, began making tea blends for family members and clients a few years ago, but the demand grew quickly.