Black Food Matters; Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice
2020 Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese, Editors
For Black Americans, the food system is broken. When it comes to nutrition, Black consumers experience an unjust and inequitable distribution of resources. Black Food Matters examines these issues through in-depth essays that analyze how Blackness is contested through food, differing ideas of what makes our sustenance “healthy,” and Black individuals’ own beliefs about what their cuisine should be.
Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land
2018 Leah Penniman
Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices have roots in African wisdom. Yet, discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to their decline from 14 percent of all growers in 1920 to less than 2 percent today, with a corresponding loss of over 14 million acres of land. Further, Black communities suffer disproportionately from illnesses related to lack of access to fresh food and healthy natural ecosystems.
Soul Fire Farm, cofounded by author, activist, and farmer Leah Penniman, is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. Through innovative programs such as the Black-Latinx Farmers Immersion, a sliding-scale farmshare CSA, and Youth Food Justice leadership training, Penniman is part of a global network of farmers working to increase farmland stewardship by people of color, restore Afro-indigenous farming practices, and endraph here. Food apartheid. “Stewarding our own land, growing our own food, educating our own youth, participating in our own healthcare and justice systems,” Penniman writes, “this is the source of real power and dignity.”
2021 Bryant Terry
In this stunning and deeply heartfelt tribute to Black culinary ingenuity, Bryant Terry captures the broad and divergent voices of the African Diaspora through the prism of food. With contributions from more than 100 Black cultural luminaries from around the globe, the book moves through chapters exploring parts of the Black experience, from Homeland to Migration, Spirituality to Black Future, offering delicious recipes, moving essays, and arresting artwork.
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- https://california.grantwatch.com/grant/191427/grants-to-california-technical-assistance-centers-to-support-small-business-growth.htmlhttps://california.grantwatch.com/grant/191427/grants-to-california-technical-assistance-centers-to-support-small-business-growth.html California grant database.
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- USDA-NIFA-BFR-008056, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture
- https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/minority-and-women-farmers-and-ranchers/index USDA Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers
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