In US history books, many of the sacrifices made by African Americans go unreported. You don't hear of a successful black man, you only hear of a downtrodden one. It's even more so for women. We thought this week that we would shed some light on some of the lesser-known female black historical figures that have contributed to capitalism. Their slave chains were turned into gold chains and we are here for it. Dana tells the story of Madam CJ Walker who went from rags to riches with her hair products. She believed in giving others a hand up instead of a handout. Nydia does the story of Mary Ellen Pleasant. She was an entrepreneur who used her money to fight the good fight. Cindy covers some present-day black female entrepreneurs who are using food blogging as their platform.
For dinner this week, Cindy prepared some Southern baked chicken and honey glazed carrots using a recipe from the Grandbaby Cakes blog. For dessert, she made us a sweet potato cheesecake using a recipe found on the Lenox Bakery blog. The meal was paired with a 2019 Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay. A traditional California Chardonnay with a great balance between tropical fruit and toasty oak on the finish.
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