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This Chef Desired To Cook In A Black Establishment — Now, He’s Opening A Restaurant In A Washington D.C. Hotel Owned By America’s First Black-Woman Billionaire

Chef Kwame Onwuachi — known for the Shaw Bijou and Kith/Kin in Washington D.C., plus Tatiana in New York City — will open an Afro-Caribbean restaurant inside the Black-owned Salamander Washington D.C.

Michelle Burk

Jan 25, 2024

Meet Sheila C. Johnson, the First Black Woman to Reach a Billion-Dollar Net Worth

We hear stories about Black women millionaires and business leaders but rarely do we get a chance to know the origin stories of Black women billionaires like Sheila C. Johnson — co-founder of BET and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts — who was able to build up her fortune as a trailblazer in business. Born in Pennsylvania to George P. Crump — a neurosurgeon — and Marie Iris Crump — an accountant — and raised in Maywood, Illinois, Johnson grew up to graduate from Proviso East High School in Chicago. She later attended the University of Illinois obtaining a B.A. degree in music. As an accomplished violinist, co-founder of a popular cable network, co-owner of professional sports franchises, CEO of a chain of hotels and resorts, Johnson has amassed quite an accomplished resume all while triumphing some remarkable feats in the industry. Her billionaire mindset didn’t come until later in her career, but Johnson credits her skills as a violinist with shaping her path in business....

Njera Perkins

Aug 11, 2020