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76-Year-Old Sue Taylor To Open The First And Only Black-Woman-Owned Dispensary In Berkeley, CA

Seventy-six-year-old Sue Taylor sees great promise in the cannabis sector. During an interview with ABC-7 News, the former Catholic school principal shares her joy in owning a Berkeley, CA, dispensary. She reportedly owns the first and only Black-woman-owned dispensary in the city. “It was quite an honor. To be that representative,” Taylor mentioned to the outlet. “So many African Americans — it’s people of color who were incarcerated for cannabis from the get, right, from the beginning. It was us. And so to have an African-American family open up a dispensary such as this, it gave us a lot of pride.” The feat would not have been possible if she had not adjusted her initial hesitation surrounding the use of cannabis, she says. Only when she witnessed its benefits for seniors combined with the the loss of a dear friend to cancer did she finally understand. “I feel some kind of way in my heart that I didn’t serve her well because my mindset wasn’t on cannabis. Because I was secretly...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 23, 2024

Black-Owned Brewery Uses $100K Grant to Create Fund to Establish More Black Breweries

Due to the impact of COVID-19, many reports of Black businesses failing have been circulating in the news. As state-wide closures have forced many businesses to temporarily shut down, Black business-owners have been stepping up to help each other make it through this difficult time. One of which happens to be Crown & Hops — a Black-owned Los Angeles-based beer brewery company — founded by Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter. As one of only 60 Black-owned breweries in the country, the owners of Crown & Hops are leading an initiative to lend a helping hand to fellow Black-owned beer businesses, according to a press release . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Crowns & Hops (@crownsandhops) The 8 Trill Pils Initiative — named after a statistic from the Business Case for Racial Equity — is a craft beer initiative dedicated to achieving racial equity within the industry, according to a press release . To help kick off this effort, a $100,000 development fund has been created that will...

Njera Perkins

Aug 5, 2020