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Living in a 'food desert': Tips to help maintain a healthy lifestyle

Having convenient access to fresh, healthy food options can easily be taken for granted. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 2.3 million Americans live in low-income areas that are more than 10 miles from a grocery store or supermarket. 554 more words


Let's all be Gleaning Machines

No there isn’t a typo in the title, gleaning is a real technique that helps minimize food waste and hunger. What is it? It’s a  practice, used for hundreds of years, that seeks to reduce the amount of food that is wasted because it is not visually appealing. 256 more words


Blackness, Food, and State-Sanctioned Violence

Ashanté M. Reese, PhD

I began research on food access in Washington, D.C., knowing that I wanted to learn about a) what people were eating b) where they were shopping, and c) how (if at all) they engaged urban agriculture movements. 627 more words


Celebrity crusade for online food stamp use

Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Will Smith and Kristen Bell are just a few of the big name stars teaming up with Thrive Market, a digital marketplace where individuals can purchase affordable, healthy food.

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A Little Positivity: Jadakiss & Styles P Invest In Juice Bars To Boost Health In Their Hometown

Two legends in the hip-hop community are making it their goal to raise awareness about health and wellness with the launch of several juice bars in New York’s most impoverished neighborhoods. 326 more words


Responding to Mayor Elect Bynum's meeting with North Tulsa Leaders

As many of you know, Mayor Elect Bynum met with several leaders from North Tulsa yesterday to discuss the needs of the community.  If you didn’t know, here’s an overview: 1,663 more words


Ways Food Professionals Diminish Black Lives/Why Vegans Need to STOP Comparing Animal Cruelty to Slavery

First things first, let me say that, though I do speak a lot about veganism, the purpose of this blog is food justice within black/urban communities. 642 more words