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Add These Five Black-Owned Items to Your Quarantine Grocery List ASAP

As we settle into a new normal, one thing must still get done: grocery shopping. Toilet paper has finally been restocked, you can buy flour (in some places) and folks are settling into a masked, socially distant lifestyle. However, as Black-owned businesses are still taking a hit, it’s imperative to buy Black, from your feminine products to your spices . So whether you brave the outside, shop online, or order from Instacart, here are the five Black-owned items to add to your grocery list. Partake Foods Cookies If you’ve been snacking like crazy, partake in these vegan cookies. Founded by Denise Woodard, these crunchy or soft-baked bites are consumed with a peace of mind. Each cookie is allergy-friendly and healthy, made without the top eight allergens (wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, fish, and shellfish) and gluten. With the help of a hefty investment from Jay-Z, Woodard’s delicious goods have recently expanded into over 1,600 Target stores . View this post on Instagram...

May 19, 2020

Black-Owned Vegan Cookies, Backed By Jay-Z, are Now Available at Target

Jay-Z puts his money where his mouth is, and the vegan cookie brand he backed is now expanding. According to a press release , Partake Foods, founded by Denise Woodard, is now being sold in over 1,600 Target stores nationwide. “This has been on the goal list since Day 1, and I’m thrilled to say it’s now a reality: Partake cookies are now available at Target nationwide! Purchase three super delicious, Partake flavors at over 1,600 Target stores and on Big ??,” Woodard said in the release. In 2019, the New Jersey-based cookie company was infused with a $1 million investment from Marcy Venture Partners , a venture capital firm co-founded by Jay-Z . The investment made the former Coca-Cola exec the first Black woman to ever raise over $1 million for a food startup company. The allergen-free cookies—made without cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soybeans, and wheat—were inspired by a frightening allergic reaction Woodard’s daughter Vivienne suffered from...

May 13, 2020