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the major thrust of this site is to fill a void i’ve noticed in the sports realm – Black Vegans – where y’all at? and i know we play more sports than basketball and track.

i’ve decided to start with myself. so, follow me through my thoughts and challenges, through training and competitions. i also like to “connect the dots” between culture, environment and health. stay a while. its a little lonely here, so please share your comments. hopefully through witty exchange of ideas and frustrations, this blog will:

  • promote a healthier, natural lifestyle (diet, exercise, environment) within the Black community, world-wide
  • inspire and celebrate the achievements of fellow Black vegan athletes (any sport, any skill level–from “weekend warriors” to “Olympians“)
  • highlight Black folks’ involvement in multisports
  • inspire a deep(er) appreciation for the environment (i.e. lifestyle change, activism, etc.)

p.s. cheerleaders are welcome (to cheer and b/c they’re athletes too)

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  1. Love the blog man….I’m looking for a sport to take up for myself!….you’re an inspiration!!
    Let’s keep in touch!

  2. no doubt fam, thanks for checkin out the blog. you are on officially on the blog roll. i’m looking to check you out when i’m in the southwest. when you’re up in ny we can go to eat @ raw soul in harlem–they have the banging raw cheesecake and even better organic juices.
    also, should the opportunity present itself there are some brothers and sisters doing great things in the d.c. area veg soul. my brother, khepere, is a fruitarian and a dope angoleiro (capoierista). check them! out i think you guys could network. black vegans in the house – call us soul vegans…LOL!
    one love,
    blactivegan

  3. Hi
    Just found you through a comment you made on Sistah Vegan’s blog, and since I just found her today this is a red banner day for me! I was an omnivore who is realy considering veganism, so do you mind if I tag along, its so good to see a brown face!!!!

  4. hey sis.

    please, stay a while and enjoy. you are extremely welcome. i attempt to put as much resources in the blog roll and links portion of the blog that i can find. i’m always on the look out for more –as a lifelong student — so if you find anything that you think is important, feel free to share. also don’t be shy. feel free to leave comments throughout. as you will see i have a mixture of my personal training experiences, general health issues and cultural critiques.
    there are some great resources on become a veggie. be sure to order your free vegetarian starter kit or simply download it. i really like this vegan starter kit. i found that people choose a plant/fruit based diet for various reasons (ethical, religious, spiritual, health, etc.) while i have been exposed to some of the spiritual and martial arts reasonings, the health conscious piece has been my motivation and has allowed me to progress through different diets (vegetarian, vegan, maybe raw foods one day). whatever the reason, its cool that you are seriously considering the change for yourself.

  5. Thanks Bro
    I am really enjoying reading your blog. I just finsihed my first “Raw Food Challenge” which consisted of 21 days of raw foods, sponsored by a local vegan restaurant in Baltimore, Md. I can’t say I was 100% but I did manage to reamin 80-95% raw and 90-100% vegan for the days we did it, and that’s what has sparked my quest. I found a lovely link to the Vegan hip hop movement on your blog and they are now added to my myspace page and I emailed the Black girls Rock website about stocking some plus size t’s and they responded that they would make one just for me, so brother, Thank You for the lifeline. I will be checking you out from now on, and by the way…may you have a prosperous and delightful NEW YEAR!!!
    PST (that’s Patti)

  6. no doubt! dang raw foods!? the “no meat” thing is already a challenge, but you took it to the stratos with that. you have the warrior determination. what’s your myspace so i can link you into my blogroll?

  7. Hey brother,
    Showing some love. Saw the cartoon, very funny, but it will take a little more to convert me. Keep it up…..

  8. You will have to forgive the name, I was trying to log into your blog and did not realize that I misspelled it, thus leading me to unwittingly sign up for a blog. So not only is this my first visit to a blog ever but now apparently I have blog too, (Im trying to figure out way to delete it but it won’t let me know)

    Anyway I’m so glad you started this blog, it’s absolutely wonderful and you are a wonderful writer as well…do you think our enslaved ancestors would have imagined a future where black folks are talking about cycling, veganism, and host of other crunchy topics…

    In terms of the biking, I’m looking forward to a season of lots of pain and lots of glory…we will support each other.

  9. Maurice
    I amend my earlier comment, the site is a lot more than fun, really good info.
    take a look at my business site. And tell me, how do you find the time to do this?
    Mike

  10. peace fam! you know i roll thru to check out your site every now and then, i’m always feelin’ the flavor! just a shout out man, keep it up, stay right and always spread that love! keep doing what you do, the fam always got your back; we might even come out to the next race…we had mad fun last time!

    one love

    aus

  11. whut up whut up..i love this..

  12. I will be your cheerleader if you join BVSNY and spearhead the vegetarian/vegan athlete interest group.

    Let’s discuss.

    Melissa

    p.s. thanks for blogging about my event.

  13. Hey, sending some vegan love to you. I am a black vegan woman who just wanted to send some support. I understand what you go through when people think you are being “difficult” at dinner parties and gatherings when you want to make sure you can eat something…. anyway just thought your blog was cool.

  14. hey thanks for stopping by kali. my colleague always tease me when i open up the lunch box, but i think deep down inside they want to eat better. woe is me/us. thanks for the support keep stopping in.

  15. Peace bro!! Thank you for checking out my blog. I’m linking to your blog. I am a fellow black NYC-based raw vegan athlete. I do Capoeira and Kung Fu, and I bike almost everywhere too (my bike is my car). Right now I train four days a week but might soon change that to six. I’m very excited to see you doing the work, training hard, inspiring other Afrikans to get healthy and strong. That in itself is a most crucial act in the revolution. My blog is discussing similar issues. Be in touch!

  16. Just switched to a natural lifestyle and was blessed enough to find your blog. What sucks is that when you do a google search for “black vegans” the top link is to why are there so few black vegans! Madness! But for real, I’m diggin the blog and all your links.

    -Peace

  17. Great site because I too, was wondering what happened to Black vegans.

    I decided to transition after reading and watching some videos from Dr. Sebi and feeling better myself after changing my diet in terms of goodness for me and the community and environment at large.

    Now that I’m training for Athletics, I feel better than ever while working out, thinking and working through a day.

    I look forward to reading more on this site.

    Chow from Vegan Goose..

  18. Have you checked out Vegans of Color (http://vegansofcolor.wordpress.com/)? Good, thoughtful, sometimes intense, discussion of not only veganism, but also the various other issues with which persons of colour who happen to be vegan are faced. Though I’m not a person of colour (I don’t think pinkish is included…:>)), my partner is a visible minority, and much of what is discussed on Vegans of Color resonates strongly.

    All the best.

  19. going nice disccussion ! carry on ! i got alot good metirial from this discussion!

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  21. I’ve got a chapter on my site dedicated to raw food athletes some of your readers may be interested in.

    To Your Health!
    James Reno (editor)
    Raw-Food-Repair.com

  22. Love what you up to… would love to make a few suggestion about injury prevention. please take a look at stretchexpert on youtube. There i share with you the method of stretching designed to prevent injuries and enhance performance. would love to hear your feedback. Recovery is the key to high level performance. much success with your work.
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