EatOkra founders Anthony & Janique Edwards on how 2020 and the Black Lives Matter movement took their mission to spotlight Black-owned business to a new level. Plus Time Out’s NYC editor on the latest trends in the city

MAY 25, 202142 MIN
Time Out: your city or mine?

EatOkra founders Anthony & Janique Edwards on how 2020 and the Black Lives Matter movement took their mission to spotlight Black-owned business to a new level. Plus Time Out’s NYC editor on the latest trends in the city

MAY 25, 202142 MIN

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New Yorkers Anthony & Janique Edwards met on Tinder before marrying and founding the EatOkra app in 2016 as a way of supporting the Black community and celebrating Black-owned food and drink businesses. But it was the events of 2020, and the focus of the Black Lives Matter movement following the murder of George Floyd, that gave new energy and purpose to their mission. Here, Anthony & Janique tell Julio about turning a passion into a business, and why New York is the city they love. Plus, Julio speaks to Time Out New York editor Will Gleason about the latest trends in the city – including the return of roller-skating!