Episode 122 wraps up Black History Month with the man behind the OKC Black Eats brand, Apollo Woods. Apollo stops by to chat with Brandy regarding OKC Black Eats, LLC, and explains how the movement is bigger than food.
Apollo is originally from Duncan, OK. He relocated to Houston for college and shares stories about his collegiate experiences. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Houston and went on to receive an Executive MBA from Texas Southern University.
Upon relocating back to Oklahoma City in 1999, Apollo noticed there was a huge gap in the market for happy hours and social events for African American professionals. He hosted many popular events in Houston and hoped to bring that same energy to Oklahoma City. Apollo and Brandy discuss the evolution of OKC Black Eats and how he plans to highlight black restaurant owners and chefs further. Most recently, they hosted OKC Black Restaurant Weeks (#OKCBRW), which was an opportunity to acclaim and recognize black-owned restaurants, chefs, food trucks and caterers in the OKC area. Apollo is also a well-established business leader who is active in the community and shares upcoming events and projects in the episode.
This episode is perfect for all food lovers but is inspiring as well. He shares his faith and what motivates him to propel his movement forward. Apollo is a beacon of light for Oklahoma City who continues to advocate for minority business owners to evoke change.
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