Restaurants across the city are offering specials this week to boost Black business
As Chicago is considering making Juneteenth an official city holiday, its Black-owned restaurants continue its efforts to celebrate the day and boost entrepreneurship. One such campaign emerged last year from Black People Eats, an Instagram account that actively promotes Black-owned businesses in Chicago and cities like Atlanta.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of Black enslavement that took place two weeks after the Civil War’s end on June 19, 1865. The city of Chicago’s calendar lists the holiday, but its workers do not get the day off. The City Council could make the holiday official at its June meeting. Read more HERE