Nashville celebrates Black Coffee

Thousands of Starbucks stores were closed, forcing Starbucks customers to try a new coffee experience on May 29. Thousands of Black coffee houses, coffee shops and teahouses, under the umbrella of The Black Star Project, have formed a federation to flex their collective and connective muscle in the competitive coffee marketplace. In addition to regular business on Tuesday, Black coffee shops offered evening ‘Black Economic Empowerment Forums’ as a catalyst to spur economic development in Black communities across America.