Nov. 3, 2017 | Despite Controversy, Black Restaurant Week Means Boost for Chefs |

The pushback began almost immediately when Detroit’s inaugural Black Restaurant Week was announced in August.

Detroit Free Press restaurant critic Mark Kurlyandchik wrote a story about the business promotion, which was designed to showcase black-owned eateries across town during six days of lunch and dinner specials. He began receiving hateful emails. Angry writers said the event was divisive. | Read more here

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