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Here's The Free Game I Gained From Indeed, Scholly, Live Nation & More During Broccoli City's BLK Change Weekend

One of the most highly anticipated entertainment events recently made its official comeback. Annually, Broccoli City — a Black-owned social enterprise — holds Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C. Coming in on its tenth anniversary after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, May 7 and May 8 was a time to celebrate. With the event being more than just about music, many of the artists on its lineup share a similar view of the bigger picture at hand as they work to connect with their fans in multiple ways. For instance, Masego has expanded from just being in music to tech. In March, the multi-faceted talent told AfroTech about dropping his debut NFT collection on OneOf. Following his amazing set at Broccoli City Fest, the Grammy-nominated artist shared with me more about the new experience, as well as what’s next in the cards for him tech-wise. Courtesy of Masego “I think it was good because when it comes to Web3 and crypto, I just want people to participate,” Masego told...

May 17, 2022

Broccoli City’s Upcoming Annual BroccoliCon Aims To Help Attendees Land Their Dream Job

Seeing residents from your area and the community itself thrive is what majority of people dream for. However, what ultimately makes that dream a reality is being right at the frontline for change. It’s the premise for what Broccoli City has been building in being a part of raising awareness about sustainability in Black communities. Over ten years strong, the Black-owned social enterprise’s co-founders Brandon McEachern, Darryl Perkins, Jermon Williams, and Marcus Allen have brought over 20 million millennials and Gen Zers together for the cause of creating opportunities for progress through the heart of music, art, and social impact. The mission has birthed one of the nation’s biggest entertainment events: Broccoli City Festival. After briefly being placed on pause due to the pandemic, the Washington, D.C.-based music festival is back on May 7 and May 8 for its eighth annual event. Broccoli City Festival’s lineup features some of the DMV’s very own, including Wale, Ari Lennox, and...

May 2, 2022

Broccoli City Collaborates with &pizza to Open Broccoli Bar in D.C.

The worlds of pizza, music, and community service have collided in Washington, D.C. with the opening of &pizza and Broccoli City’s Broccoli Bar. The two D.C.-based companies collaborated to open Broccoli Bar after &pizza’s co-founder Michael Lastoria and Broccoli City’s co-founders Marcus Allen, Brandon McEachern, and Darryl Perkins–met in March at the SXSW conference. Now the companies are breaking into D.C.’s happy hour scene. “They’re doing big things in the community. We want to lift them up and spread their gospel the way others have spread ours,” Lastoria told Eater in an interview. Broccoli Bar is located at 1817 7th Street NW, making it an ideal spot for Howard University students to hang out and enjoy in Shaw neighborhood. What’s on the menu comes from a small pick-up kiosk located right in the back of the restaurant. Guests can order pizzas from their phones or tablets on-site. It exclusively features &pizza restaurant classic offerings such as the brand new Mad Cheddar...

Nov 19, 2018