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Starex Smith is an accomplished and experienced public administrator, fundraiser, foodie, and culinary business developer who has committed himself to maximizing the Black experience in the United States! He currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Development for Black Tech Week with over twelve (12) years of experience in managing public/private partnerships, large scale events, and nonprofits. He has successfully raised over 20 million dollars in funding for various governmental entities, food companies, and individuals. Starex has assisted countless food industry businesses successfully obtain funding, taking mom and pop storefronts to scalable businesses. His success in working with restaurants sparked a passion for food and entrepreneurship which led to the launching of Sothern Bytes, a teaching platform food business dedicated to an ever evolving food industry with a focus on technology, culture and innovation. Having constantly run into stereotyping negatively affecting his dining and vacationing experiences, Starex decided to curate great destinations, restaurants, and discuss issues surrounding being a hungry Black man. Starex completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s coursework in Public Administration at Florida International University where he served as president of the Black Student Union and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, Lambda Tau Chapter

If You Eat Turkey and Don’t Like Turkey Leg Hut In Houston, YOU ARE A HATER!

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This Los Angeles Black Owned Brunch Eatery is Delicious

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Chicago’s Best Pasta Right Now is at This Black Owned Restaurant

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Los Angeles Soul Food Restaurant Voted #1 in the City By Yelp!

Visiting Los Angeles and eating at over twenty Black establishments in search of the best of the best service and food has been a joyous, yet arduous task. We endured some not so exciting spaces, found true gems along the…

82-Year-Old Los Angeles Black Owned Restaurant Has City’s Best Burger

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This Black Owned Los Angeles Restaurant Has the City’s Best Salmon Croquettes

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Los Angeles Black Woman Opens New Delicious Southern Brunch Concept

Visiting Los Angeles will conjure up various emotions. The beautiful weather and amazing views will make you happy. The traffic, aggression from some of the unsheltered people, and searching for soulful cuisine might make you sad. We took a weeklong…

These Two Chefs Just Created Los Angeles Best New Restaurant

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Ginuwine Celebrates His 52nd Birthday at a Black Owned Restaurant in Miami

Ginuwine with family and friends at Smith & Webster Restaurant and Bar in Miami, FL Follow us on social media @thehungryblackman for more amazing Black owned eateries across the United States and adding to your foodie-indulgence list! Or subscribe to…

Open Letter to Lizzo – Reject James Madison Flute Performance Invite

Follow us on social media @thehungryblackman for more amazing Black owned eateries across the United States and adding to your foodie-indulgence list! Or subscribe to our blog by placing your email below for up-to-date emails and newsletters Dear Lizzo, My…

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