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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 literature and the publishing industry as well as how In Black Ink supports storytellers in reclaiming their narratives. We also featured two local Black authors, Ericka Dennis and Jacqueline “Lady J” Maddix, who read excerpts of their writing and spoke on their experiences as part of the event.

We invite our co-op community to watch the recording of this virtual panel discussion to learn more about the importance of telling your story and hearing from all voices in our community, especially historically marginalized voices. 

Support In Black Ink and local Black authors:

  • Make a donation to In Black Ink
  • Purchase one of the four books published by In Black Ink, found at all three Mississippi Market co-op locations and pictured below. Books featured on the panel were Mr. Rondo’s Spirit by Ericka Dennis and Root Wisdom from the Elders’ Circle by Jacqueline “Lady J” Maddix.