David Styles and his wife Adjua, along with several big-name partners from the hip-hop world, are partners in Juices For Life, a juice bar with a mission to raise health consciousness in underserved communities.
On Detroit’s East Side, One Entrepreneur is Hoping to Open the City’s Only Black-Owned Grocery Store
Though Detroit is 80 percent African-American, there are no black-owned grocery stores in the city. Entrepreneur Raphael Wright’s mission is to create a new store that provides high-quality food in the inner city and introduce a group investment platform through the venture.
More than a decade after Hurricane Katrina, the Lower 9th is still struggling, and like many poor urban areas, access to fresh, nutritious food is still limited. With some luck and persistence, Nat Turner has transformed a 2-acre pocket of this decimated neighborhood into a produce and economic mini-engine.
The founders of Josephine wanted to make food more personal, more human, and give a boost to people who wouldn’t otherwise have the resources to turn their culinary skills into income. That, they started to see, might have the added benefit of bringing food to areas with little or no access to it.
Despite all the evidence linking a healthy diet to a healthy body, few doctors have training in nutrition, or much influence on what their patients eat. But a Washington, D.C.-based organization is changing that, enabling doctors to write “prescriptions” for fruits and vegetables.
Call it the vinyl revival. Call it the dust and groove renaissance. Call it what you will: America seems to be enjoying the physical format of LPs once again, falling in love with the hisses and pops that digital music has eliminated. The music industry is rising to the occasion to meet demand.