Black lives matter, period.
Like much of the nation, the Tastermonial Team is grieving, angry, confused, and doing our best to support the movement to end systemic racism. For some, this can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss – unjust brutality is never something that is taken lightly. We want you to know that we are listening, and we hope we can help you, our community, digest what is going on and provide resources on how you can help.
Tastermonial stands in solidarity with people of color and other marginalized communities. We will continue to learn and grow to be better allies. This is not a fight that can be won alone.
We are, and will continue to, make an effort to support people of color. To start, we have compiled a list of resources that can aid your fight for social justice. Feel free to share this with family, friends, and on social media to ensure that more people can be involved.
Black Owned Businesses
Bay Area Black Owned Business Relief Fund – Organized by the Bay Area Relief Fund
Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses Directory – BAOBOB is committed to empowering black owned businesses in the Bay Area.
50+ Black-Owned Food Brands You Can Support RIght Now – Courtesy of Eat This, Not That!
Black Owned Eateries
Show your support with delicious food. Not only are you getting involved, but you can explore new food spots and find new favorites. Some of Tastermonial’s favorites include Alchemy Collective Coffee in Berkeley, The Veg Hub in Oakland, and True Ethiopian Cuisine Catering in San Carlos.
A Round-Up of Guides to Supporting Bay Area’s Black-Owned Restaurants – courtesy of Eater SF
Black Owned Restaurants Organized by City – courtesy of Bon Appetit Magazine
Black Run Initiatives
Show your support by donating to organizations dedicated to fighting racism.
Black Lives Matter – Need we say more?
The East Oakland Collective – Provides food and resources to homeless people of color and other vulnerable communities.
Black Earth Farms – Black Earth Farms will be delivering food to black protests in Oakland that have experienced harm or arrests during protests.
Further your understanding of systemic racism with these educational resources.
Code Switch – A multi-racial and multi-generational team of journalists discuss race in America. Hosted by NPR.
1619 – A podcast by the New York Times that discusses the history of slavery and its lasting influence.
Stay safe and stay well.
– The Tastermonial Team
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