• This Black-Owned Bronx Gym Changed My Life. Now It Needs Help To Keep Its Doors Open

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    Getty Images By Celeste Polanco · Updated October 11, 2021 The Bronx has been my home for the past two and half years. Since coming here, it hasn't taken me too long to notice how neglected the Bronx is compared to the other boroughs. There is significantly limited access to healthy foods, bookstores, and fitness facilities. However, there is an overwhelming amount of liquor stores, fast food restaurants, and underserved neighborhoods. Since 2017, the Bronx has been ranked the least healthy community in New York - which is infuriating since it cost more than $2.3 billion to build Yankee...
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  • Pepsi Launches First-Ever ‘Dig In Day' to Celebrate Black-Owned Restaurants and Chefs

    Pepsi Launches First-Ever ‘Dig In Day' to Celebrate Black-Owned Restaurants and Chefs

    6 days ago - By Essence

    By Jasmine Browley · Updated October 11, 2021 Everyone knows the way to a person's heart is through their stomach. For generations, Black restaurateurs and chefs have been the bloodline of communities throughout the nation, and Pepsi is making sure they get their just due. Pepsi recently announced Dig In Day, a celebration of Black-owned restaurants and chefs across America. On Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, everyone with an appetite is invited to dig in and uplift Black-owned restaurants in their community simply by enjoying delicious food and refreshing beverages. Pepsi Dig In Day is the latest...
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