In a new PETA public service announcement, actress Kimberly Elise of “For Colored Girls,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Soul Food,” is urging African-American communities to adopt a vegan diet.
Elise is also behind her popular vegan blog at kimberlyelise.com.
“Stock your shelves with fruits, veggies, and grains, and try those veggie burgers and sausages you’ve seen on grocery store shelves,” Elise says in the PSA, which aired via WJLB-FM in Detroit this week.
According to the PETA news release, a vegan diet is especially helpful for those who suffer from digestive problems due to cow’s milk, “a condition affecting 70 percent of African-Americans.”
“African-American communities and low-income neighborhoods are often disproportionately affected by a lack of access to healthy, fresh food,” PETA noted. But in Detroit, vegan options are becoming ready available.
The announcement will next air on airwaves in New York, D.C., Los Angeles and here in Atlanta, home to plenty of black-owned vegan and vegetarian restaurants for those on the hunt.
Some of Atlanta’s black-owned vegan options:
2140 Peachtree Road (Buckhead)
5975 Roswell Road (Sandy Springs)
2179 Lawrenceville Hwy
875 York Ave SW
The Slutty Vegan (food truck)
1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
576 Lee St SW Suite E
1265 Lee St SW
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