AFROTECH Conference 2023 is now in the record books, and it was a history-making event. With 25,000 participants and 170 corporate and enterprise partners, AFROTECH was at its biggest and best. From Nov. 1-5, 2023, ticket holders excited for growth and opportunity took over the city of Austin, TX, to learn from industry experts and like-minded individuals. AFROTECH Conference is a top-tier experience. From the fashionable looks of attendees to the life-long connections made, so much went down this year and changed the game for all who pulled up.
Nov 7, 2023
Bun B may affectionately be known as one of the best emcees to come out of Houston, TX, but he also has the burger game on lock.
Jul 10, 2023
Slim Thug holds his role as a Houstonian in high regard and plays no games when taking care of his own.
Jul 6, 2023
Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland have united for a great cause.
Jun 30, 2023
Business just keeps on booming for Shaquille O’Neal. One of the NBA legend’s numerous ventures is being the co-owner of Big Chicken. In April 2022, it was announced that the restaurant franchise was set to bring 50 new locations to Texas in cities including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin, as previously reported by AfroTech.
Jun 26, 2023
If Drake doesn’t do anything else, he is going to support his friends!
Jun 20, 2023
50 Cent, the businessman, remains undefeated.
Mar 1, 2023
It’s still a winning season for Megan Thee Stallion.
Dec 29, 2022
Attention Houston, TX: A new Black-owned grocery store is in town!
Nov 28, 2022
Southern rapper Bun B now has bragging rights that extend even beyond the music industry. As AfroTech previously told you in July 2021, Bun B ventured into the restaurant business to open Trill Burgers, a pop-up hamburger shop in his home city of Houston, TX. Now, it’s been named the best burger in America. The restaurant’s OG Trill Burger caught the attention of the judges on Good Morning America’s “United States of Burgers” competition. The staple menu item is made from 44 Farms beef, Trill Sauce, pickles, caramelized onions, and a Martin’s potato bun.
Aug 1, 2022
Blossoming from the heart of Houston, another Black-owned vodka company has hit the market. Houston Chronicle reports 10 Black entrepreneurs and peers from Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, Wiley College, University of Houston, and Cornell University have joined forces to launch General Orders No. 3. (GO3) — named after the order which freed enslaved people on on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas. The group wanted to launch a Houston-made vodka encapsulating the spirit of Texas’ heritage and culture.
Jun 17, 2022
Shonda Wells’ — mother of Olympian Tamyra Mensah-Stock — ultimate dream may have been delayed, but it surely wasn’t denied. After having to hold off on running her BBQ establishment due to a lack of resources, the longtime chef has officially received her food truck, USA TODAY Sports reports.
May 27, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion’s educational pursuits are inspiring others to follow suit. As AfroTech previously reported, Megan Thee Stallion received her bachelor’s degree in health administration from Texas Southern University (TSU) back in December 2021. With all eyes on the rapper, it comes as no surprise that her presence at TSU has created a buzz that is already benefitting the city of Houston.
May 4, 2022
Shaquille O’Neal is always raising the bar! As AfroTech previously reported, the basketball legend and serial entrepreneur became a co-owner of Big Chicken in 2018 before introducing the restaurant chain to Las Vegas and California. Now, it appears Shaq is still on the move! Houston Chronicle reports Big Chicken will be opening 50 locations throughout Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. The first restaurants are expected to open at an undisclosed date later this year and it appears Houstonians and Austinites will have first dibs. “Big Chicken is exactly the kind of brand that succeeds in Texas: pioneering and bold, yet rooted in delicious tradition. Our restaurant industry’s rich diversity is our greatest strength, and we’re absolutely thrilled that Shaquille O’Neal and the Big Chicken team are joining us,” said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association, according to the Houston Chronicle. “Welcome back home to Texas, Shaq.” Big Chicken’s...
Apr 8, 2022
Houston continues to show support to 50 Cent. As previously reported by AfroTech, the rapper moved to the city in 2021 and has settled in, making it his new home. However, he’s just received a grand welcome through a new collaboration. According to the NBA, the Houston Rockets announced a multi-year partnership with 50 Cent and his wine and spirits company Sire Spirits — making it his first time officially working with an NBA franchise. “This multi-year partnership will mark the first Official Partnership between Jackson and an NBA franchise,” the NBA.com website states. “The deal will highlight Jackson’s award-winning Branson Cognac and Le Chemin du Roi Champagne brands to Houston Rockets games and Toyota Center events with multiple themed bars, a branded luxury suite and a courtside loge box.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) “In his time as a Houston resident, Curtis has demonstrated a strong passion for helping students in our under-served...
Mar 18, 2022