All-Black Chefs Headline New Food Hall On Chicago’s South Side

In 2015 President Obama designated the Pullman neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago as the state’s first national monument. The neighborhood has a rich history, headlined by the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (Pullman Porters) — the first Black labor union to receive a charter in the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Once the […]

She Was Making $9/hr, Now Her Cupcake Business Takes in Millions

Black women start businesses at a higher rate than any other group but it’s not always because they’re brave. They are underpaid in the workforce and often lack personal support systems, thus entrepreneurship is an effort to survive. After Andra Hall’s daughter became ill she had to quit her job. She took a night job […]