AFRO Spotlight on Black excellence: meet first-time restaurateur Deirdre Holliday-White, owner of D.C.’s Flavor Garden

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Deirdre Holliday-White was inspired to open her first restaurant, the Flavor Garden, in Washington, D.C., out of personal tribulations.  She initially started a career in hotel and restaurant management, but after graduating from culinary school at Stratford University’s Tysons Corner campus, the D.C. native discovered her mother was


Premier Black-owned restaurants to visit in the Washington, D.C. area during Black Restaurant Week

By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, The greater Washington, D.C. region is known for an abundance of quality restaurants that offer customers a variety of food options and experiences. The following list includes some of the top Black restaurants in the DMV.  In addition to having a historically significant Black population that has contributed


D.C. Council passes emergency public safety bills

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, The D.C. Council swiftly passed a series of public safety emergency bills to address the rise in crime on July 11. According to data from the Metropolitan Police Department, violent crime has increased by 33 percent since last year and homicides by 17 percent. The D.C. Council summer