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Becoming An Attorney and Running A Business W/ Victoria R. Watkins Esq.

VIEW EPISODES HERE - CLICK HEREThis episode I talked with Attorney, Tea Curator and Author Victoria R. Watkins Esq. This episode Victoria talked about her trials in becoming a Juris Doctor, building a looses leave tea company and writing a publisnig a kids book.Victoria R. Watkins is an attorney in Chicago, specializing in business, legislative, and creative industry law. She is Chief of Staff to Chairman and Co-CEO, John Rogers at Ariel Investments, the oldest minority-owned asset management firm. In this role, she oversees the Office of the Chairman's business and social justice priorities. Prior to joining Ariel, Victoria worked for the City of Chicago in the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. During his administration, Victoria served as Senior Advisor, leading...

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Tea History: Black-run Tea Rooms in the 1920s and 1930s

Hey Tea-Mates! I thought it would be interesting to share some little know histroy on Black-run and patronized tea rooms in the 20s and 30s! The original link and an excerpt is below!   You can view the original blog post here: https://restaurant-ingthroughhistory.com/2011/02/13/african-american-tea-rooms/   It’s easy to see why black women, and men, wanted to create their own tea rooms. For one thing, even in states where Jim Crow policies were not enacted into law it was common for white-run tea rooms and restaurants to engage in racial discrimination. Secondly, starting a business represented the fulfillment of the idea of self-help for blacks as advanced by leaders. Perhaps that was what inspired Mittie Burgess, a Georgia-born caterer in her late 30s, to...

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