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Leaders are Readers: Book Recommendations from Dr. Artika Tyner

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Dr. Artika R. Tyner (on the right in the photo above) is a passionate educator, award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and advocate for justice. She is the founder of Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute (PPGJLI), whose mission is to “plant people” while offering them key educational and learning opportunities.

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The Indigenous Foods Class Series

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About the Series Join us for collaborative exploration of the nutritional and cultural significance of local and traditional foods with Native leaders in our community. We are honored to partner again this year with local members of Indigenous-led organizations Dream of Wild Health, Division of Indian Work,…

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Meet Dr. Joi Lewis of Joi Unlimited

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Dr. Joi Lewis is the founder of Joi Unlimited, a crisis, conflict, and change-management firm specializing in transforming systems and self for collective and individual liberation. Dr. Joi’s keynotes are designed to wake audiences up to the necessity of self-care as an act of radical Resistance. Dr. Joi is…

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“Why We Must Change the Narrator” Panel Discussion Recording

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Mississippi Market and other Twin Cities food co-ops recently hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Juneteenth with local nonprofit In Black Ink, whose mission is to “create spaces where the stories and voices of people from African heritage are celebrated, documented and archived.” Co-founder Rekhet spoke about representation in…

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Meet In Black Ink

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In Black Ink (IBI) creates spaces where the stories and voices of people of African heritage are celebrated, documented and archived through publications, professional development training opportunities, and public presentations. This publishing arts initiative provides opportunities for communities that have been disenfranchised historically and continue to be presently. IBI’s…

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Soul Food: An Integral Part of American Cuisine

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By Jamie Bernard, Mississippi Market Communication Specialist In my family, we eat soul food on holidays. (And sometimes just because.) My grandma’s tender and savory stewed greens, candied yams, cornbread dressing, sweet potato pie, and her nothing-else-compares mac and cheese, to name a few. Our New Year’s Day meal includes…

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Beyond Soul Food Class Series

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About the Series While celebrated and even elevated, more often, when placed on the roster of American cuisine, soul food has been isolated and overlooked as representing struggle and unhealthiness. People don’t often think of the multicultural ingredients and food traditions that were melded together to form what we now…

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Ways to Honor Indigenous Peoples Day

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Photo: Three Sisters Soup (aandakii gweki-biimaadazi) Indigenous Peoples Day reshapes the narrative surrounding Columbus’ “discovery” of the Americas and honors our country’s first inhabitants: the Indigenous communities that have lived in the United States for thousands of years. This day celebrates the contributions and culture of Indigenous people…

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Brands on a Mission

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Concern for community is one of the seven internationally recognized principles we follow as a co-op, and we prioritize vendors who share the same values. Here are some of the sustainable, mission-based brands you’ll find in our stores.

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