Des Moines-based specialty beverage company BLK & Bold announced it is holding its first community-centered event on Oct. 1 to celebrate National Coffee Day and International Coffee Day. In partnership with Minneapolis-based Mill City Roasters, the “BLK & Bold Coffee Celebration” will be open to the public and include a roastery tour, food trucks and music. Five percent of […]

“Bet on Black” is a new television series dedicated to investing in entrepreneurs with ideas that highlight Black culture and foster social and community impact. And it features someone familiar to the Des Moines startup community. Co-founder and CEO of Des Moines-based coffee company Blk & Bold Specialty Beverages Pernell Cezar is participating in the […]

Co-founders Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson of Des Moines-based BLK & Bold Specialty Beverages have been named Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Official Black Wall Street App’s Black Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and received $5,000. BLK & Bold pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned with youth programming, workforce development and eradicating […]