This app helps you find black-owned restaurants in your city

Thirteen different cities across the United States are represented on the app.

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan
Senior National News Editor
Platters of crab legs, fried chicken and sides on a table.
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

There are tons of ways to support the causes of the Black Lives Matter movement that has been garnering attention all across the country in recent weeks. One of those ways is to support local black-owned businesses, including restaurants. 

To help you do just that, we'd like to spotlight a nifty app, eatOkra, which lets you find black-owned eateries in your city. Download the tool, plug in your address and see which venues take residence around you. As of now, there are 13 different cities across the United States represented: Brooklyn, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Harlem, Washington, Houston, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans and Dallas.

"Fueled by the energy surrounding so many on-going discussions on the preservation of black lives and black spaces, eatOkra started as just a conversation about our desires to give something of substance back to our community," reads the app's official website. "We chose food because food is customary. Nothing embodies this idea of community more than the act of feeding someone or coming together to eat or be fed."

You'll also be able to order delivery from the restaurants through the likes of Seamless, Grubhub and Doordash straight from the app. Given the hardships that all types of eateries around the country have had to confront as a result of the coronavirus, ordering some take out will end up supporting a variety of causes. Now's the time to do some good.

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