Black Businesses Matter

Special Episode - Juneteenth is more than a celebration

July 19, 2022 Season 2 Episode 25
Black Businesses Matter
Special Episode - Juneteenth is more than a celebration
Show Notes


In this episode of Black Businesses Matter, I talk to not one, but two, amazing companies who both got their start on Juneteenth of 2021. The co-founders of Moor’s brewery, Jahmal Johnson, Anthony Bell  and Damon Patton share their journey to creating a national brand for black people by black people. Forged in the wake of a cultural shift, the three strived to reinvent themselves and redefine the craft beer industry.

 I also had the pleasure of  speaking with David Grant, who is the director of strategic partnerships for Disbelef , a tequila company that hit the scene in 2019 . The founders Ralf Golden and Toriano Banks leveraged their knowledge of the club scene to build a brand. A brand whose success allowed them to expand to a Midwest market that they launched alongside Moor’s Brewing on Juneteenth 2021.

This episode is worth the watch if you are a trailblazer in the making. An episode truly loaded with stories that exude black excellence.


  1. What is Juneteenth and what it’s significance?
  2. What should brands really think about when trying to leverage culture 
  3. Why does black culture matter?
  4. Why do black businesses matter?
  5. What brings Jahmal, Damon, and David joy? 

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