Black People Are Leading the Trend Toward Veganism in America –

Popular entertainers who've turned to veganismincluding Wu Tang Clan, Beyonc (pictured), and her husband Jay-Zare apparently influencing black Americans' shift towards a meatless diet KEVIN WINTER / GETTY IMAGES ENTERTAINMENT

The feature's author, Laura Reiley, cites popular entertainers such as Beyonc and Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan (eight of their 10 members are vegans), Jaden Smith, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, and of Dead Prez as influencers of this shift toward a meatless diet. As I noted in a 2017 Slog post, black basketball players such as Kyrie Irvin, Damian Lillard, and JaVale McGee are leading the movement toward veganism in the NBA.

Reiley also acknowledges the good work done by Seattle-based activist Keith Tucker, who organizes the Hip Hop Is Green dinner, which gathers hip-hop artists and educators in order to raise awareness about health and wellness to young people and families nationwide via group meals with several celebrities. In 2015, Tucker produced the first plant-based hip-hop event at the White House. Tucker credits the rapper KRS-Onewho was ahead of his time when he came out with "Beef" from 1990's Edutainmentfor shaping his views on diet and health.

Going vegan also helps the environment, too, which is kind of important, no matter what your race is.

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