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Meet Nayana Ferguson, the First Black Woman to Own a Tequila Brand

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere — thanks to this Black-owned tequila brand! Nayana Ferguson is a ceiling smasher as the first Black woman to co-own a tequila company, something she says she initially never really saw for herself, reports Click On Detroit. While in the race to climb the corporate ladder here in America, Nayana’s health took a turn for the worse when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 32. In 2012, the Detroit native found herself headed down a similar path with a breast cancer diagnosis after she found a lump in her breast. She also learned that she has Neutropenia — a disease that lowers her white blood cell count, in turn increasing her risk for infection. What all of this taught Nayana is that life is too short and so she began to truly focus on her passions. After meeting her husband Don online in 2014, they both discovered their love for tequila and made it their mission to learn all of the ins and outs about the business. A trip to the Dominican...

Shanique Yates

Feb 3, 2021