BFT “Life Changer” – Paul Quinn College

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Paul Quinn College, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Dallas, Texas, is blazing a new trail through health, wellness and sustainability in the local Dallas community. In 2010, the college transformed their football field into the “WE Over Me Farm,” a two-acre farmland that has produced over 4,500 pounds of organic food since its inception, which serves the school’s cafeteria, local restaurants and charities.

The mission of the farm is “to transform the health and well-being of economically under-resourced areas in the city of Dallas by empowering citizens with healthy food choices and opportunities for engagement through local production and distribution of safe, healthy foods and the delivery of preventive health care to the underserved community surrounding Paul Quinn College.” It has earned the
2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll; the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to bettering their communities through service.

Photo Credit: Paul Quinn College

For those in the Dallas Area looking to learn more about the “WE Over Me Farm” and supporting its mission, Join Paul Quinn College for their annual “A Community Cooks” fundraiser event tomorrow, April 11th featuring top executive chefs in from Dallas area who will be preparing fresh and healthy foods from ingredients grown on the farm. For tickets and more information visit:

Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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