Harold Brinkley didn’t start the James Room, but he and his partners had a vision for it. After acquiring it from the previous owners in January of 2020, they set out to create a middle-ground between raucous nightclubs and staid restaurants, catering to a crowd
Becoming President and CEO of the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC) represents a full circle moment for Cathy Adams. She interned for the Chamber as a college student at Jackson State University, which laid the foundation for a deep understanding of the political,
By Ciara Rouege   Not only is food foundational to Black culture, it’s been a crucial part of building and maintaining Black wealth in America. In the post-Emancipation period and into the 1940s, newly freed Blacks — who were banned from most workplaces — turned their domestic
Congratulations to this year's Black Plate Award winners! Diners across the region voted, deciding on the best of the best Black-owned restaurants in the Tri-State area. ⁠⁠Best Newcomer - Jasmine's Caribbean Cuisine ⁠Best Cafe - Lips Cafe⁠Best Sweets - BCakeNY⁠Best Brunch - Peaches BrooklynBest International