Food Deserts

  • The Sankofa Initiative

                                            The word "Sankofa" can be translated to mean, "Go back to the past and bring forward that which is useful." The bird is rendered as twisting its beak behind itself, in order to bring forth an egg from its back. Connecting the past with the present allows us ...

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  • Operation Eastside Jacksonville

    Formerly Florida Avenue, A. Philip Randolph Boulevard (renamed in 1995) is the Eastside's historic commercial corridor.  During the 1960s, two major events negatively impacted businesses along the roadway: Hurrican Dora, in 1964, and the Race Riot of November 1969.  Hurricane Dora was a Category 2 hurricane with 110 mile per hour winds that evenutally caused 1.5 billion dollars worth ...

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  • Food Justice: End the Corporate Exploitation of ‘Food Deserts’

    There is no doubt that many impoverished communities need access to healthy, quality, culturally relevant food. But it ought to be fresh food that will support our local farmers who are also suffering from a broken food system and nourish the bellies of our babies while simultaneously stimulating economic and community development. If you have been following the conversation around the lack of fresh foods available in certain districts across the country, then you have probably heard ...

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