During Covid-19, Black-owned businesses have been affected more than their white counterparts. Not only are they losing revenue because of the virus, but long standing issues like discriminatory lending practices and undercapitalization have made financial relief harder to come by. On this week's episode of Meat and Three, we look to leaders in the food world who are working to build a more inclusive industry. Stories come from our nation’s farmland, Fourth of July barbecues, a brewery and an app, we're exploring how to correct historical narratives, connect consumers with Black owned businesses in their neighborhoods, and build coalitions across the food world.

Read more about The Counter's investigation about how the USDA distorted data to conceal decades of discrimination against Black farmers – mentioned in our final story this week.

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