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Help us make our pop-up shop permanent!

Please support our Kickstarter! Althea Young and sisters, April Foxx and Ashley Foxx Davis, are three Black, female business owners in downtown Memphis.  We want to diversify the downtown area and become permanent storefronts, but we need your help! We each applied and were approved for the Open on Main Retail Initiative  in 2022. The Downtown Memphis Commission’s OPEN ON MAIN Initiative pairs emerging retailers and entrepreneurs with vacant storefronts in Downtown. The program is designed to help retailers test their market-strategies and to create a stronger retail ecosystem and better pedestrian experience in our core city. The spaces available provided us with rent-free opportunities for tenants to temporarily showcase their businesses on Main Street (usually, one month or longer)....

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Local spotlight by our literacy partner, ALLMemphis

In honor of Black History Month, our literacy partner, ALLMemphis highlighted Black authors whose stories span both borders and generations, illuminating a wide variety of experiences. Read their latest blog post to find out their team’s favorite Black voices and the books that have inspired them, including Kifani Press. Check it out here:

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Books Featuring Women of Color in Arts, Science and Service

February is a great month to study biographies! We love introducing diverse books to young students that showcase historical figures from all walks of life! Here are some of our favorite read alouds that feature black women that excelled in reading, art community organizing and science! In this illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career. Celebrated poet and playwright Ntozake Shange captures the spirit of Civil Rights pioneer Coretta Scott King in this picture book biography gorgeously illustrated by Caldecott Medal artist Kadir Nelson.  Imagine learning to read at the age...

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