BVR Sunday News Roundup

Black Vegans Rock Featured in Huffington Post

 A screenshot from the HuffPost website

A screenshot from the HuffPost website

This past week, Huffington Post Black Voices did a story on Black Vegans Rock and the community that we are building. We were really excited to be featured, especially in the Black Voices section. All too often, veganism is only thought of as a "health" issue rather than an anti-racist politic so we were thrilled! You can find the article HERE

Vote for Black Vegans Rock in the VegNews 2016 Bloggy Awards

Can you believe it? We've only been around since January 2016 and we're nominated for the VegNews Bloggy Awards. The good thing is that you can vote for up to 5 of your favorite websites! Here are some other black vegan nominees that you should consider voting for: Aphro-ism, The Sistah Vegan Project, and By Any Greens Necessary. Vote HERE: 

Dr. Breeze Harper to Give Talk at Lawrence University

If you live in the Appleton, WI area, consider attending Dr. Harper's lecture titled, "Uprooting White Fragility: Intersectional Anti-Racism Within the Ethical Foodscape."


Friday, April 22, 2016 from 7:00pm-9:00pm


Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)

For more information, click HERE

Christopher Sebastian McJetters to Speak at VegFest UK Bristol

Christopher's presentation dates and topics are below:

Saturday May 21, 1:00-1:45 pm

Allies in Arms: The danger of wearing veganism as an identity. Navigating the difference between true allyship and ally theater. Centering the victims in our activism instead of ourselves. How to avoid the dreaded savior complex in animal rights activism. Why veganism is not synonymous with anti-speciesism. And unpacking that pesky phrase "I am the voice for the voiceless."

Sunday May 22, 4:30-4:55 pm

Veganism is easy...except for when it isn't: An honest conversation about circumstances that make veganism a challenge. How to overcome those challenges in order to stay vegan. And creating accessibility to help others embrace veganism as a social justice issue.

Check Out Tracye McQuirter's Talk and Book-Signing Event

  Tracye McQuirter and Gwyn Whittaker

Tracye McQuirter and Gwyn Whittaker

In celebration of US VegWeek and Earth Day, join us at GreenFare to learn about Tracye's journey, learn about her book, and enjoy a GreenFare organic, whole plant 4 course dinner of lasagna, soup, salad, and dessert. Price includes the book, lecture, and dinner.


Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT) 


GreenFare - 408 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170

Get tickets HERE.

NYU Panel About Comparing Animal Oppression to Human Slavery

On Friday, April 22nd, Aph Ko, Christopher Sebastian McJetters, and Steve Wise (of the NonHuman Rights Project) will be discussing whether or not it is useful to compare animal oppression to human slavery. You don't want to miss this! The event might also be live-streamed and recorded. Check out more details HERE


Friday, April 22, 2016 at 6pm


NYU School of Law, Furman Hall (245 Sullivan Street), Room 216

The 10th Element of Hip Hop Tour Kicks Off on in New York

On April 21st, 2016 in New York, many legends, pioneers and the very people that are at the forefront of the Green Age of Hip Hop will stand united in one mission to officially announce to the world that "Health and Wellness" is the 10th element of Hip Hop culture.

The 10th element of Hip Hop tour will showcase a truly special one of a kind experience that inspires and changes lives, which includes a full Hip Hop Green Dinner, the 10th Element of Hip Hop Speakers Series and a Hip Hop concert in each city reaching more than 35,000 people nationwide. 

Get more information HERE