Williams may be rich, famous, and stratospherically accomplished, but for many black Americans her romantic decisions are not fully her own.Like Williams, Obama cannot escape the optics of her new boyfriend’s whiteness.
One need only look to the vitriol heaped upon tennis star Serena Williams last winter when she revealed her engagement to Alex Ohanian, the white co-founder of Reddit who’s now her husband (and daughter’s father).
Williams’ announcement was met with messages of anger, betrayal and dismay across #blacktwitter.
Unlike other teas, Matcha undergoes a number of additional steps in the production cycle before it makes its way into your cup, including; shade growing, hand picking, and granite milling into a fine powder.
Created over 800 years ago by Buddhist monks as a meditational tool, Matcha is known today as the healthiest, rarest, and most premium of all tea varieties from Japan.
Aiya was established in 1888 as a local shop providing dyes and teas.
“Aiya,” the nickname for the shop which later became the official company title, was given because the shop carried “Aidama,” an indigo colored dye used on kimonos.
Due to a host of societal conditions—from early death to mass incarceration—twice as many black women attend college as black men.
Among all demographics, African American women are the least likely to date outside their race—with barely 12% marrying non-black spouses.
Marriage rates overall are in precipitous decline across America, but this is especially true for black Americans—only 30% of black American adults were married in 2015, Pew researchers found.
Black women—particularly those with the most education like Obama—are faced with a limited pool if they seek to date within their race.
It soon switched its focus to producing Japan’s most premium tea – Matcha – and is still family owned to this day.