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As protests swell throughout the United States in response to the unjust killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others, people are looking for ways to help. One impactful way to offer support to the black community is by buying from black-owned companies. Here are some black-owned food-and-beverage businesses you can shop now to show your support.
Denise Woodard created this allergy-friendly cookie company as a safe way for her 5-year-old, Vivian, to eat. Partake Cookies are gluten-free, vegan and free of many allergens.
Sisters Nikki Howard and Jaqi Wright were put out of work due to the government shutdown in 2018 (sound familiar?). The two then began a cheesecake company, selling their wares on social media. Now they ship six different varieties nationwide.
Founder Ashley Rouse created this low-sugar jam without thickeners or sweeteners, giving it a smooth taste and texture. The options are far from your typical jelly products, with flavors like smoked peach, blueberry lemon basil, plum and rose.
Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson created this Iowa-based coffee and tea company that donates 5 percent of its profits to support at-risk youth. You can get your caffeine fix while making a bold difference in the lives of others. Purchase by the bag or subscribe to receive deliveries.
If you're in the mood for matcha, this wellness brand should be on your list. Founders Trinity Mouzon Wofford and Issey Kobori sell a variety of latte blends and pure matcha so you can feel good inside and out. Socially conscious in their business practices, in just three days, they raised over $10,000 for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
When half-sisters Robin and Andréa McBride connected after growing up on opposite sides of the world — New Zealand and California — they bonded over their shared love of wine. Today, after 15 years in the business, they’re offering wines that reflect their different backgrounds.
Fawn Weaver created this premium whiskey nearly three years ago after reading an article about a slave and master distiller, Nearest Green, who is credited with teaching a young Jack Daniel the art of making whiskey. Today, this Nashville-based whiskey company sells its products in 47 states and eight countries, and has won numerous awards since its launch.
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