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Russell Wilson And Ciara Commit An Annual $500K Donation To Colorado Nonprofits

Russell Wilson and Ciara have yet to cease their commitment to giving back. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Why Not You Foundation (@whynotyoufdn)

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 28, 2022

Here's The Reason Mike Tyson's Ear-Shaped Edibles Are Banned In This U.S. State

It looks like Mike Tyson’s edible ears won’t be making their way to this U.S. state. As previously reported by AfroTech, the iconic heavyweight launched Mike Bites, the ear-shaped weed edible gummies that pay homage to the infamous matchup between him and Evander Holyfield in which he bit off a chunk of his opponent’s ear. The new treats have already made their debut in California with plans to expand across the nation. However, one state is not too keen on the edibles making their way to dispensaries within the state.  

Shanique Yates

Apr 5, 2022

Method Man Prioritizes Working With Minorities As He Ventures Into The Cannabis Industry

Method Man is now a businessman in the pot industry. According to Westword, the legendary Wu-Tang rapper and actor has launched a new cannabis line called TICAL, which is named after his first solo album. In collaboration with Boulder marijuana grower Vera, TICAL will begin a limited release of products to Denver dispensaries beginning on Aug. 13, and the line includes various strains of popular marijuana plants. The first strains include Sweet Grease, Free Mac and Orange Cookie Kush which will make their debut at Simply Pure and WolfPac Cannabis stores. “I’m absolutely thrilled at the prospect of bringing TICAL to Colorado’s mature and sophisticated adult-use market,” Method Man says in a statement to the outlet announcing the launch. “Our team has worked long and hard to bring the same energy, creativity, and equity to this brand that I have to everything I have done throughout my career.” Additionally, TICAL took the extra step to partner with Simply Pure and WolfPac, two...

Denver's Tattered Cover Becomes the Nation's Largest Black-Owned Independent Bookstore

Although it’s been a rough year for Denver’s beloved local chain, Tattered Cover, things are beginning to look up. After the pandemic caused several locations to close temporarily, a massive dent in sales followed. However, this week, owners Len Vlahos and Kristen Gilligan announced the sale of the store to Bended Page LLC in turn making Tattered Covered the largest Black-owned independent bookstore in America. According to NPR, Bended Page LLC is a group of investors led by businessmen Kwame Spearman and David Back. As Denver natives, the new owners have a long history with Tattered Cover. In an interview with the Denver Post, Back reveals that his first job was as a cashier at the company’s Cherry Creek, Colorado location. When the pandemic hit, Back approached Vlahos and Gilligan then pitched the idea to Spearman. “The notion of buying a bookstore in the middle of [a] pandemic was just about the craziest thing I had ever heard,” said Spearman. After Back’s persistence, Spearman...

Shanique Yates

Dec 16, 2020