Doing Business in Memphis

Grinding Together: Three Bluff City Businesses Owned by Black Couples

By: Ezra Wheeler On his classic track “Love and Happiness,” Al Green croons that love is “walking together, talking together, singing together, praying together.” With all due respect to the good Reverend, we’d suggest that he add “working together” to the list.  Of course operating a business always comes with its challenges,  particularly during a global pandemic, but many […]

Entrepreneurship

City Tasting Box’s New Addition: The Majority Box

“Memphis is a majority-black city. You can’t really talk about our heritage – food, history, music, and culture – without highlighting all the greatness that comes from the black community.”   Cristina McCarter and Lisa Brown, the minds behind the City Tasting Box, have the right idea. Since the beginning of the pandemic, this dynamic duo has […]

Business

Black-Owned Vegan Spots In Memphis

  By: Ivy K. Arnold Without a doubt, Memphis is known to have the best food in the world. Unlike other debatable cities, you can never go wrong with our cultural melting pot of top tier barbecue, soul food that guarantees to bless yo’ soul, flavorful wings that’ll make ya’ sang, seafood that makes you […]

Business

Memphis Streets Where Black-Owned Businesses Thrive

  Have you ever heard of Black Wall Street?  I did not learn about Black Wall Street during my twelve-year tenure as a Memphis City School student. So here are a few fun facts. In 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District, known as Black Wall Street, was one of the wealthiest African-American communities in the United […]