President & CEO of Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce weighs in on current climate
From celebrities to athletes and everyday citizens, many have expressed their voices over George Floyd's death in police custody. Recently Tam Hawkins added her voice and she shares her thoughts about what's going on now and her hopes for the next generation.
AUSTIN, Texas - Many people continue to protest for equality and against racial injustice and another way to show support is by supporting local black-owned businesses.
The Greater Austin Black Chamber has a list of businesses you can support and a few of them have appeared on Good Day Austin.
Check out some of the segments below and get the full list of businesses, which includes restaurants, services, and shops, by going to the Greater Austin Black Chamber's website.
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SASSY'S VEGETARIAN SOUL FOOD
East Austin food truck puts vegetarian take on soul food
Andrea Dawson puts a healthier and meatless take on soul food with her food truck, Sassy's Vegetarian Soul Food.
Soul Food meets popcorn at Austin’s ‘Soul Popped’
De J. Lozada had just $53 in her bank account back in 2016 when she decided to start a business making her favorite snack: popcorn. Now, the Soul Food-meets-popcorn concept “Soul Popped” has achieved more than half a million dollars in sales. Lozada joined Good Day Austin’s Casey Claiborne this week to share her inspirational story.
J. LEONARDI'S BARBEQUE
Food Truck Friday: .J Leonardi’s Barbecue
Cedric Griffin talks about the business and makes one of their specialties.
Monday’s Meal: Baby Greens
Owner Sharon Mays highlights a few options from the restaurant.
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EMMER AND RYE
Cooking with FOX 7: New Year’s Eve dessert
Tavel Bristol-Joseph with Emmer & Rye makes a dessert of salted panna cotta, Emmer granola, tangerine segments and local burnt honeycomb.
Good Day Cooks: Shrimp with sweet pepper and jasmine rice
Ilbersalle Fallon with Niella Catering stopped by the Good Day Austin studio to teach Leslie Rangel how to make shrimp with sweet pepper and jasmine rice. Niella Catering does traditional catering for special events such as weddings and Christmas dinners, as well as personal chef and creative catering activities.
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