The founders of Saint John 316, married couple Keith and Renee B. Ware, want to send a faith-based message with their apparel and lifestyle fashion brand — the Christian-based theme reflects their personal beliefs — but they also are savvy enough to know that their market focus may be the key to getting their fledgling venture off the ground. …read more
Surely you jest, might be your first thought after hearing that a New York pizzeria is surprised by the backlash they are getting from Black Folk who are highly offended by their new racist pizza.
But Pizza by Certé in Manhattan claims they are. And has apologized profusely…though they will not remove it from the menu because it’s a crowd favorite, reports Raw Story.
And we all know that money talks.
The “Pic-a-Nika” pizza is topped with “Southern fried chicken, sea-salted watermelon, arugula, goat cheese, ricotta and bleu cheese on a sunflower seed crust.”
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