Detroit Vegan Soul Is On A Mission to Bring Healthy Vegan Fare to Motor City

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Detroit Vegan Soul Is On A Mission to Bring Healthy Vegan Fare to Motor City

On a journey to improve their health, co-founders Kirsten Ussery and Erika Boyd launched Detroit Vegan Soul and are now bringing healthy, plant-based fare to the masses. 

Target Commits $2 Billion to Black-Owned Businesses by 2025, Starting With This Vegan Skincare Brand

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Target Commits $2 Billion to Black-Owned Businesses by 2025, Starting With This Vegan Skincare Brand

Formulated with clean ingredients, Black-owned vegan skincare brand JACQ’S is one of Target’s newest featured brands. 

He Turned the Met Gala Plant-Based. Now, Chef Marcus Samuelsson Teams Up With Pepsi to Spotlight Slutty Vegan.

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He Turned the Met Gala Plant-Based. Now, Chef Marcus Samuelsson Teams Up With Pepsi to Spotlight Slutty Vegan.

In a new docuseries, Marcus Samuelsson takes viewers on a culinary journey of Black-owned restaurants in America, including vegan burger shop Slutty Vegan.

Detroit's First Vegan Bakery Is Black-Owned

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Detroit’s First Vegan Bakery Is Black-Owned

New vegan bakery Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique will offer Southern classics, including pound cakes, sweet potato pie, and peach cobbler.  

Slutty Vegan’s Plant-Based Burgers Are Coming to Shake Shack

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Slutty Vegan’s Plant-Based Burgers Are Coming to Shake Shack

The SluttyShack vegan burger features a Shake Shack veggie patty paired with Slutty Vegan’s secret sauce and will be available at select locations for a limited time to support a good cause. 

Pepsi's Giving Away $10 Million to Black-Owned Businesses. Atlanta's Slutty Vegan Is the First.

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Pepsi’s Giving Away $10 Million to Black-Owned Businesses. Atlanta’s Slutty Vegan Is the First.

Slutty Vegan is one of the first recipients of The Black Restaurant Accelerator Program, which aims to provide $10 million in support to Black restaurateurs who were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. 

NYC Is One Step Closer to Getting Its First Vegan Mayor

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NYC Is One Step Closer to Getting Its First Vegan Mayor

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, who has been vegan since 2016, has won the NYC primary mayoral election.

Violife and Wu-Tang’s RZA Give Black-Owned Restaurants $20,000 to Go Plant-Based

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Violife and Wu-Tang’s RZA Give Black-Owned Restaurants $20,000 to Go Plant-Based

Black-owned restaurants who commit to adding plant-based options can apply for a $20,000 grant courtesy of dairy-free cheese brand Violife and legendary vegan musician RZA. 

Booker T. Washington-Inspired Vegan Ice Cream Is The Flavor of Juneteenth 

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Booker T. Washington-Inspired Vegan Ice Cream Is The Flavor of Juneteenth 

Black-woman owned Whipped Urban Dessert Lab is donating a portion of sales from its Taste of Freedom flavor to help uplift youth impacted by the criminal justice system.

The VegNews Guide to Vegan Black-Owned Businesses 

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The VegNews Guide to Vegan Black-Owned Businesses 

As vegans, it is our duty to support the Black community. 

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The Best Crab Cakes in Baltimore Are Vegan

For nearly a decade, co-owners Naijha Wright-Brown and Chef Gregory Brown continue drawing hungry patrons with their fan-favorite crabless cakes In a city renowned for its seafood. 

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San Antonio Gets Its First Black-Owned Vegan Street Market

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San Antonio Gets Its First Black-Owned Vegan Street Market

Vegan Family Reunion—the first Black-owned vegan outdoor market in San Antonio—featured more than 20 local Black-owned vendors, raffles, and auctions to help invest back into the local Black community. 

How Lifelong Vegan Makini Howell Launched A Vegan Food Empire in Seattle

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How Lifelong Vegan Makini Howell Launched A Vegan Food Empire in Seattle

After working at her mother’s plant-based restaurant growing up, world-renowned chef Makini Howell launched vegan fine-dining institution Plum Bistro.

Los Angeles Community Supports Black-Owned Vegan Food Truck After Devastating Fire

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Los Angeles Community Supports Black-Owned Vegan Food Truck After Devastating Fire

With a $150,000 fundraising goal, Lettuce Feast owners Eva Cannon and Willie Perrymon hope to purchase a new vegan food truck or apply the funds toward a brick-and-mortar location.

Their Food Was Outlawed in Mississippi. Now, They’re Serving Up Vegan Cajun-Creole in Portland.

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Their Food Was Outlawed in Mississippi. Now, They’re Serving Up Vegan Cajun-Creole in Portland.

After a state Senate bill in Jackson, MS outlawed the labeling of plant-based food as meat, Kim and Alkebulan Moroski set their sights on Portland, OR. 

Glow Up with These 11 Black Women-Owned Vegan Beauty Brands

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Glow Up with These 11 Black Women-Owned Vegan Beauty Brands

Choose between glittery eyeshadows, nude lipsticks made for darker skin tones, and brightly-hued matte nail polishes. 

San Diego’s First Vegan Breakfast Café Is Black-Owned

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San Diego’s First Vegan Breakfast Café Is Black-Owned

Waffle-wrapped corn dogs and next-level vegan breakfast sandwiches take center stage at San Diego’s first plant-based breakfast café.

This Woman Helped 15,000 Black Women Go Vegan in 2020

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This Woman Helped 15,000 Black Women Go Vegan in 2020

This Couple Is Serving Up Vegan Comfort Food in America’s Dairyland

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This Couple Is Serving Up Vegan Comfort Food in America’s Dairyland

Vegan Black-Owned Cereal Brand Is Serving Up Empowerment, Too

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Vegan Black-Owned Cereal Brand Is Serving Up Empowerment, Too

Proud Puffs vegan cereal features chocolate-flavored empowerment fist-shaped puffs made with real cocoa, tapioca, and sweetened with monk fruit.

This Brooklyn Vegan Restaurant Opened 2 Weeks Before the Pandemic. Now, They're Booming. 

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This Brooklyn Vegan Restaurant Opened 2 Weeks Before the Pandemic. Now, They’re Booming. 

Despite opening two weeks before New York City’s COVID-19 closures, Black-owned Ras Plant Based is Brooklyn’s newest rising star. 

There’s Now a Vegan Community Fridge in New York City

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There’s Now a Vegan Community Fridge in New York City

Spearheaded by Eloísa Trinidad and longtime activist and community organizer Power Malu, the Overthrow Community Fridge was inspired by an urgent need to provide healthy, animal-free foods to the local community.

NBA Star Chris Paul Just Made It Easier to Support Vegan Black-Owned Brands

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NBA Star Chris Paul Just Made It Easier to Support Vegan Black-Owned Brands

Vegan basketball player Chris Paul joins grocery platform goPuff to build its offering of plant-based snacks made by Black- and Brown-owned brands.

Dallas Public Library Celebrates Black History Month with Virtual Vegan Cooking Classes

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Dallas Public Library Celebrates Black History Month with Virtual Vegan Cooking Classes

The library’s “Black Vegan Chefs of Dallas” series will feature Soulgood’s Cynthia Nevels, Recipe Oak Cliff’s Tisha Crear, and Bam’s Vegan’s Brandon Waller. 

How Oakland's Souley Vegan Became a Soul Food Empire

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How Oakland’s Souley Vegan Became a Soul Food Empire

With just $27 in the cash register and zero savings, founder Tamearra Dyson has turned Oakland, CA’s Souley Vegan into one of the premier vegan soul food restaurants in the country.

17 Vegan Black-Owned Food Brands to Support During Black History Month

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17 Vegan Black-Owned Food Brands to Support During Black History Month

From vegan Jamaican patties to superfood drink mixes, these Black-owned brands are doing what they do best: creating vegan food while empowering their communities.

Cory Booker Becomes First Vegan Senator on the Senate Agriculture Committee

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Cory Booker Becomes First Vegan Senator on the Senate Agriculture Committee

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker—who is working to dismantle factory farming—will be the first vegan to serve on the Agriculture Committee. 

Ben & Jerry's Just Put Up a Huge Mural Dedicated to Colin Kaepernick

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Ben & Jerry’s Just Put Up a Huge Mural Dedicated to Colin Kaepernick

Ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s mural project features its new vegan Change the Whirled flavor and supports Colin Kaepernick’s fight for racial justice. 

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Inauguration Poet Amanda Gorman Is Now a Vegan Cookie for Black History Month

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Inauguration Poet Amanda Gorman Is Now a Vegan Cookie for Black History Month

A Queer, Black Woman-Owned Vegan Café is Coming to New Jersey

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A Queer, Black Woman-Owned Vegan Café is Coming to New Jersey

This Black-Owned Food Truck Makes Some of the Best Vegan Burgers in LA

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This Black-Owned Food Truck Makes Some of the Best Vegan Burgers in LA

Vegan NBA Star Kyrie Irving Buys George Floyd’s Family a House

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Vegan NBA Star Kyrie Irving Buys George Floyd’s Family a House

Beyoncé Helps Vegan Black-Owned Business Raise $10,000

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Beyoncé Helps Vegan Black-Owned Business Raise $10,000

This Black-Owned Vegan Grocery Store to Open Locations in Every Major US City by 2024

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This Black-Owned Vegan Grocery Store to Open Locations in Every Major US City by 2024

Atlanta's First Vegan Taqueria Is Woman-Owned (and Amazing)

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Atlanta’s First Vegan Taqueria Is Woman-Owned (and Amazing)

Seasoned Vegan: How This Mother-and-Son-Run Vegan Restaurant Has Become a Harlem Mainstay

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Seasoned Vegan: How This Mother-and-Son-Run Vegan Restaurant Has Become a Harlem Mainstay

Slutty Vegan CEO and Steve Harvey Help Pay 100 Electric Bills in Atlanta

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Slutty Vegan CEO and Steve Harvey Help Pay 100 Electric Bills in Atlanta

Doctors Demand USDA Remove Dairy from Dietary Guidelines, Citing Racial Bias

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Doctors Demand USDA Remove Dairy from Dietary Guidelines, Citing Racial Bias

Sisters Close Salon After a Decade to Open Booming Vegan Business

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Sisters Close Salon After a Decade to Open Booming Vegan Business

Impossible Foods Donates Its Millionth Burger to Fight Food Insecurity

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Impossible Foods Donates Its Millionth Burger to Fight Food Insecurity

A New Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant Opens in Portland

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A New Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant Opens in Portland

Ben & Jerry’s and Colin Kaepernick Will Release New Vegan Flavor to Fight for Racial Justice

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Ben & Jerry’s and Colin Kaepernick Will Release New Vegan Flavor to Fight for Racial Justice

VP-Elect Kamala Harris Challenged to Go Vegan for 31 Days

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VP-Elect Kamala Harris Challenged to Go Vegan for 31 Days

18 Vegan Soul Food Side Dishes to Add to Your Thanksgiving Menu 

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18 Vegan Soul Food Side Dishes to Add to Your Thanksgiving Menu 

Lewis Hamilton Urges 30 Million Fans to Go Vegan on Heels of Historic Formula One Win

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Lewis Hamilton Urges 30 Million Fans to Go Vegan on Heels of Historic Formula One Win

American Express Spotlights Vegan Lipstick Entrepreneur Melissa Butler

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American Express Spotlights Vegan Lipstick Entrepreneur Melissa Butler

LUSH Launches New Vegan Curly Hair Care Line Made by Black Beauty Specialist

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LUSH Launches New Vegan Curly Hair Care Line Made by Black Beauty Specialist

Slutty Vegan to Open New Vegan Bar In Atlanta Food Hall

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Slutty Vegan to Open New Vegan Bar In Atlanta Food Hall

Black-Owned Vegan Bakery Southern Roots Launches Holiday Cookie Bundle

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Black-Owned Vegan Bakery Southern Roots Launches Holiday Cookie Bundle

Black Teen Activist Haile Thomas and HipCityVeg Launch Vegan Sandwich to Support Charity

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Black Teen Activist Haile Thomas and HipCityVeg Launch Vegan Sandwich to Support Charity

Budweiser Gives Ad Spot to Black-Owned Vegan Business During National Football Game

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Budweiser Gives Ad Spot to Black-Owned Vegan Business During National Football Game

Vegan Activist Jabari Brisport Elected As First Openly Gay Black Member of NY State Senate 

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Vegan Activist Jabari Brisport Elected As First Openly Gay Black Member of NY State Senate 

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