Coffee makes you black


Meet the man behind Coffee Makes You Black

Published Nov. 16, 2019

Bradley Thurman has always been about business. His most well-known venture is the Coffee Makes You Black coffee shop, which he and his wife, Laurie, opened at 2803 N. Teutonia Ave. in 2001, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


Milwaukee's best Southern/soul food, 2019

Published Oct. 23, 2019

This year's title for best soul food goes to - drum roll please - The Tandem! It will be this soulful hot-spot's third year of bringing us all the delicious flavors, so come celebrate with some spare ribs!


Palm Beach poet returns home for two events

Published April 16, 2019

Shandle Chapman wrote her first poem in Milwaukee at age 14. Now a grown woman and mother, she returns to share her latest work at two events this weekend for Poetry Month.


Coffee Makes You Black slings coffee, community

Published April 11, 2010

For 15 years, a former bank building sat empty on North Teutonia Street in the heart of Milwaukee. Ten years ago, Bradley Thurman and a couple of investors talked of revitalizing the space with a coffee house that would provide libations and meeting space. In 2006, the dream became fruition when Coffee Makes You Black opened its doors.