Tag - African American Culture
In 2017, then new restaurant Lady and the Pit was riding high with success. Owned by Fort Worth natives Natasha Smith, the Lady, and Kenneth Barton, the “Pit,” the barbecue joint was named one of the city’s best new restaurants by Fort Worth Magazine that same year.
Ask residents of Fort Worth about Viola Pitts and you will likely hear about her tireless efforts to use voting to effect change. Ask people in west Fort Worth’s former resort community of Como who she was, and you will hear a more nuanced and personal description for the passionate activist known affectionately as “the unofficial mayor” of Como.
Posted On May 13, 2021 | Fort Worth Herd Drover Donald Lee
Howdy, partners. My name is Don, and I'm a Fort Worth Herd Drover. This is my first blog for Visit Fort Worth. I am elated to be part of all the wonderful things Visit Fort Worth has in store for our community and visitors to our great city.
Ask any Terrell Heights about their fondest memories growing up in the well-manicured, tree-lined tight-knit community and many will recall the juxtaposition of quaint hole-in-the-wall clubs with steepled red brick centennial churches off Rosedale. It's apparent that this first middle-class Black community in Fort Worth holds special significance to all who know its beautifully quilted history.
Katrina and Travis Carpenter are a dynamic duo that just celebrated the first anniversary of their namesake restaurant. Katrina, a former dyslexia educator who bakes heavenly surprises, and Travis, who works at a local distributor in North Fort Worth when he’s not barbecuing chicken and brisket, have weathered a succession of storms to bring their unique menu to the Fort.
February is Black History Month and since 1976 every residing president has recognized a specific theme. In 2021, the theme “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States (History.com).
Sisters Donya and Donna Craddock, owners of The Dock Bookshop, have found success where many larger chain bookstores have failed. Celebrating their 13th year, the sisters’ ethnically diverse book shop has become the largest full-service, Black-owned independent bookstore in Texas and the Southwest.
Posted On October 15, 2020 | Deah Berry Mitchell
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