My friend Jermale and his wife are opening up a juice bar at the new downtown market. This juice bar is not just chalk full of anti-oxidant-goodness, it is also an avenue that they use to hire kids from our community. Simply put: it’s AWESOME.

The downtown market‘s diversity clause however? Less awesome. Out of 28 vendors in the indoor market, only two vendors, are people of color but the market’s┬áslogan is “accessible, convenient and welcoming, just like West Michigan.”

Welcoming? um, not so much downtown, and not so much West Michigan. Let’s make some room for more Malamiah’s.

-Ky

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