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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 by Christina Valtierra (aandakii gweki-biimaadazi) Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 11 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…

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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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Dismantling Food Stereotypes

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Throughout our country’s history, denigrating stereotypes about Black Americans have been created to perpetuate systemic racism. These stereotypes were (and still are) so pervasive that they even lurk in the food we eat. For example, it was only last year in 2020 that brands like Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

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Photo courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Mental health is just as important as physical health. The two are interconnected — mental illness can worsen physical health, while physical illness, injury or trauma can result in mental illness and trauma. Sometimes, because it’s “invisible,” we have…

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