This article originally appeared in MindBodyGreen.

Food can be a form of comfort, solace, fuel, and a connection to one's family and culture. And yes, food should be included in the conversation about racial inequality. In fact, the two are deeply intertwined. 

It's imperative to acknowledge how structural racism has made access to healthy food sources a struggle for Black communities. It's also important to learn from and celebrate Black voices in the food world, so mbg rounded up an ever-growing list of men and women to know and follow.