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Joyce’s Soulful Cuisine, a Woman, Black and Veteran owned business, was birthed by two sisters (Kelly & Jorrae Beard) with a passion for food, a vision for success, and a winning product that is surely taking the culinary world by storm. What started out as a social gathering where friends would meet to sample some culinary ideas of one young woman named Jorrae, turned out to be the Launchpad of an amazing product line of culinary delights that have people lining up for more. From that one evening, Joyce’s Soulful Cuisine was birthed and continues to this day to be an award winning restaurant and catering company that specializes in gourmet sauces, specialty dishes, and unique recipes such as Joyce’s Lulu Bang Sauce, Seafood Fried Rice, and our award winning, Lulu Bang Wangs (wings) that have people driving for hundreds of miles to enjoy.

 The name “Joyce’s Soulful Cuisine” was chosen as a memorial for the mother of the owners, Kelly Beard and Jorrae Beard. At that time, no one had any idea that not only would this dynamic duo create culinary masterpieces, but that they would perfect an amazing sauce that would be labelled by all who taste as “one of the best sauces they have ever tasted”.

Our award winning, Lulu Bang Wangs was given the name in memorial of the sisters’ eldest brother, Michael “Lulu” Beard and originated by taking a simple family recipe of their mother (Joyce Amanda Beard) by frying chicken wings in a simplistic fashion with limited seasonings, but then fusing the wings with Joyce’s Lulu Bang Sauces. One only has to taste it once before reciting the famous line “Oh taste and see…”

Because our sauce is not merely a BBQ sauce, we had to develop a name consistent with the numerous ways in which the sauces are used. On one occasion, a customer came into the restaurant and ordered fish. Unlike with chicken that automatically received a side of Bang Sauce, we failed to put the sauce in with his order. He immediately returned to the restaurant and demanded that we give him bang sauce, which we willingly obliged. His parting words were… “Never forget that I Bang EveryTHANG”, and from that one statement, History was in the making…..

 Soon to be on the shelves of the largest retail company in the WORLD, Joyce’s Lulu Bang Sauce was selected as one of only 5 of five new condiment items to grace the shelves of WALMART. Our product will be available on the shelves of over 500 Walmart stores coming in February 2016. In the meantime, you can try anyone of our four flavors and you too will be convinced that Joyce’s Soulful Cuisine has a wonderful taste that is like none other. Visit us on our website at

NKA Creations LLC is a brand new film and media production company, operating out of Philadelphia, Pa. NKA Creations (NKAC), is a company that is run by the ambitious 16 year old, Nazir K. Alston. Nazir Alston is the chief executive officer of the business and his father Robert "Hershey" Alston is the chief operating officer. NKA Creations is the film company that will make people listen and not just hear, the story. The Alston duo has recently revealed that they are preparing  to put together a documentary film about Sickle Cell Anemia. They have said that the official title of film will be called "Incomplete Cell" 

Nazir Alston, was inspired to commence this project because he was born and lives with Sickle Cell Anemia. Nazir believes that's there is a significant ignorance, regarding the awareness of Sickle Cell Anemia, especially in the black community. With this Nazir K. Alston and Robert "Hershey" Alston, will show that NKA Creations LLC is the brand with sight and vision.


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