Vegans of Color

Eric Adams Is NYC’s First Vegan Mayor. He Shares His Health Journey
Eric Adams is the new Mayor-elect of New York City and everyone is talking about how he is only the second black person to hold that office. But he is also a first: The first Mayor of New York to be a self-proclaimed vegan. He came to this healthy way of eating through a harrowing health experience and shared his personal journey with The Beet...
How Sunyatta Amen is Healing Her Community With Plant-Based Fare
Dr. Sunyatta Amen is a life-long plant-based eater: She's an Afro-Caribbean-Latinx and a fifth-generation master herbalist, naturopathic doctor, vegan chef, witch, and the entrepreneur behind Calabash Tea & Tonic in Washington, D.C. She comes from a multi-generational Black family, and in the 1970s, her Syrian-Jamaican and Cuban parents had a health food shop and juice bar, Pyramid Tea & H
Celebrate Black History Month With 9 Black-Owned, Female-Led Brands
February is Black History Month, a time that celebrates the achievements of Black Americans and honors the legacy of African-American culture in the US. The 2021 Black History Month comes on the heels of last year’s events still fresh in many minds; it was a momentous time that brought profound awareness to—and through—Black Lives Matter as droves of people took to the street in acts of solidarity
Beyoncé’s Non-Profit Grants $10,000 to Black-Owned Vegan Business
Beyoncé’s nonprofit BeyGood continues to help Black-owned, plant-forward small businesses run the world. The Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund, created in a partnership between BeyGood and the NAACP, just endowed Herban-Eats––a Black-owned, vegan company based in South Carolina––with a $10,000 grant. Dawn Hilton-Williams, the owner of Herban-...
Rihanna and Jay-Z Invest in Vegan Cookie Company Partake
WOC-owned vegan cookie company Partake has just announced the close of a Series A funding, securing over 4.8 million dollars in investment from celebrities like Jay-Z's Marcy Ventures Partners (MVP) and Rihanna. Other investors include Kevin Johnson of Black Capital, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, Black Star Fund, John Fraker, and CircleUp Growth Partners...
Misha’s Kind Foods’ Vegan Cheeses Now Available at Whole Foods
For several years, Misha’s Kind Foods quietly made its rounds in the LA Farmer’s Market scene, winning over customers and their tastebuds one vegan-cheese bite at a time. Now, this Black-owned, dairy-free cheesemaker is getting a major seat at the table—and a seat on the shelf—with its entrance into one of the most important retailers: Whole Foods. Misha’s Kind Foods has...
Eric Adams Announces NYC Mayoral Run Focused on Public Health
Eric Adams, current Brooklyn Borough President and proud vegan, just announced his candidacy to run for New York City’s next mayor. Adams’ platform is centered around public safety, reinvigorating the local economy and public health. For Adams, improving his city’s health is more than just a campaign slogan: After overcoming a struggle with type 2 diabetes by following a plant-based diet, it’s an

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