Over 100 Black-Owned Chicago Restaurants Offering Juneteenth Specialties With Black People Eats

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CHICAGO (WLS) – Slices of the heritage cake are ready to take to Brown Sugar Bakery in the Chatham neighborhood. The green, red and black slices are a Juneteenth special for $ 6.19.

Brown Sugar is one of over 100 black owned restaurants offering Juneteenth specialties this weekend around Chicagoland with Black people eat.

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“We can all come together and just enjoy the goodness, share the love, share the community because food is actually a culture,” said Sherese Shy-Holmes of Black People Eats.

On Saturday there will be a black-owned business collaboration with Lemonadeland at 67th and Dorchester.

Chántell Benjamin, owner of Sweet Skin of Mine, prepares his skin care products. She said she enjoys working with other black entrepreneurs and hopes to expand her client base as people explore ways to support black-owned businesses in June.

“We are rebuilding our communities and this event happening tomorrow is happening within our community and I think it’s amazing for businesses to come out, to have support, to network,” said Benjamin.

Yoga Six Hyde Park, a new yoga studio, will offer a special Sunday yoga class and live meditation on their Instagram page at 9 a.m. Saturday to honor Juneteenth.

“It is really important, especially after this difficult year that we have had, that we both take a step back to thank our ancestors for the sacrifices they made for their very bodies so that we are here to own a space. in Hyde Park, ”co-owner Sharon Calhoun Norman said.

Meditation is free. And for the yoga class, the owners are asking participants to donate, and those donations will go to the DuSable Museum of African American History.

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