WASHINGTON -- No one was happier with the election results than Virginia Ali, who has continued--with her sons--the legacy her husband began with Ben's Chili Bowl in 1958 on U Street.
Just before the Inauguration four years ago, the President-elect Barack Obama came into the restaurant with the mayor of the nation's capital, ordered its signature half-smoke and paid with a $20 bill, telling the cashier "We straight."
SAN FRANCISCO -- Planning for the holidays is simpler and much tastier by counting on thousands of African-American restaurants to make your meal or gathering a real feast. It is also a great way to generate economic development and jobs.
ReUNION Narrative: From Faith to Freedom Jan. 16-March 5, 2013 4th Lesson
According to the National Park Service, Esteban Gomez, a sailor of African and Portuguese descent, was the second European explorer to visit what was to become New York City-- in 1524.
Having sailed with Magellan, Gomes was such a celebrity that the area he reached--attempting to find the Northwest Passage to India-- was described on a map as The Land of Esteban Gomes, now known as New England.
As we recognize the importance of the black food industry to American life during Black Food Month in March, we bring forward those who have had the perseverance, dignity, courage and talent to maintain the vigor of this important aspect of our shared heritage while demonstrating the business acumen to open multiple locations, expand products beyond their original base and affect the nutritional options available to underserved communities.
BlackRestaurant.NET's 50 Top Names in Black Food combine soul, sophistication and savvy and we are happy to show them long overdue appreciation. Some of these businesses have endured for almost a century. More details in Say Grace and Wipe Yo' Hands: BlackRestaurant.NET's Top 500 Places to Eat. We will honor them in New York City to mark the 31 Ways 31 Days of National Black Business Month.
WASHINGTON -- The Executive Leadership Council wants corporate boards to wake up and smell the coffee from the Nov. 6 election results. A changing electorate is also a sign that business executive suites should change as well.