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Yesterday, Carbonado launched #BLACKEATSDMV, a three-week campaign aimed at supporting Black-owned eateries in the DMV area now through June 30th. They released a comprehensive guide to 300 Black-owned spots, as well as a $5 Flash Pass that will give users access to discounts from 30 Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, meal delivery services and more.

The African American community has been disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and police brutality, and Carbonado “wanted to find the best way to support our community and show solidarity,” says Founder Sienia Arku.

20% of proceeds from flash passes will be donated to support the social justice initiatives of Movement for Black Lives. The long-term hope, meanwhile, is that more awareness will be raised about the Black-owned businesses highlighted in the guide, and that people will continue to buy Black long after the campaign ends.

The guide itself is super easy to navigate, and the extensive selection guarantees something for everyone. (Yes, there’s even a dedicated vegan-friendly section!)

Excellent (and delicious) cause to get behind in the coming weeks, and a great introduction to businesses to support year-round in solidarity with the Black community and the fight for racial justice. Very excited to see what everybody’s eating, so be sure to tag #BLACKEATSDMV and @WEARECARBONADO (and #BYTHINGS) on IG as you make your way through the guide!

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