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Urban Growers Collective

Rooted in growing food, we cultivate nourishing environments which promote health, economic development, healing, & creativity through urban agriculture. Urban Growers Collective is a Black- and women-led non-profit farm in Chicago, Illinois working to build a more just and equitable local food system. We aim to address the inequities and structural racism that exist in the food system and in communities of color. Rooted in growing food, our mission is to cultivate nourishing environments which support health, economic development, healing, and creativity through urban agriculture. We provide hands-on job training and create economic opportunity for youth, beginner BIPOC farmers, and men who are at high risk for gun violence. Our aim is to provide jobs while working to mitigate food insecurity and limited access to affordable, culturally-affirming, and nutritionally-dense food. Our team cultivates eight urban farms on 11 acres of land, predominantly located on Chicago’s South Side. These farms are production-oriented but also offer opportunities for staff-led education, training, and leadership development. Our produce is available at farmers’ markets, in our Collective Supported Agriculture program, and at the Fresh Moves Mobile Market.

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Kids with Co-Workers

Since March 2020 we have been honored to serve free farm to family dinners to our neighbors that have been financially impacted by covid19. To date we have served more than 20,000 meals. Feeding America projects that more than 50 million people across America will face food insecurity this year due to the Covid19 pandemic. We provide healthy restaurant quality meals that allow families to stay home and receive contactless delivery without potentially placing themselves at risk from interacting with others.

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We are husband and wife home cooks that believe in group economics and LOVE great food. We review black owned and other ethnic restaurants.

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Grow Greater Englewood

Established in 2014, Grow Greater Englewood (GGE) works to build a community in which all people have the opportunity to live safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, now and into the future. Grow Greater Englewood is a social enterprise that works with residents and developers to create sustainable, food economies and green businesses to empower residents to create wellness and wealth.

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Black Chicago Eats

Greetings! Bean Soup Times, INC has launched a We invite you to be part of it. This new digital platform will focus on great Black-owned places to eat in Chicago. We want to make sure you are listed in our free directory and we'd love to do a feature on you. We want to help tell your story.

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JoJo's Legal Adventure

Attorney Sivonnia DeBarros, is an first-generation lawyer and bestselling author. She launched JoJo's Legal Adventures in 2019 to educate children about their legal principles in bite-size stories in a context that they can understand. DeBarros published the first book in 2019, JoJo Learns About Credibility, and recently in 2020 she launched JoJo Learns About Voting. All of her books are aimed at arming black and brown children with a profound understanding of legal concepts early in life in hopes of giving them tools to protect and assert their rights later. You can check out her books at Attorney DeBarros also wrote and published an amazon bestselling book in 2020 called What Are You Sporting About? This book is aimed at Pro-athletes of color in business, but had unintended effects of reaching many people outside of sports to revisit their initial dreams, overcoming victimization, understanding their legal rights, and business constructs, to name a few. This book is a must read! It's listed on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and her law firm website ( Because of this book, DeBarros launched a podcast called What Are You Sporting About? to expand the many conversations that her book introduces. Check her out at and

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