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D.J. Baker
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Dr. Joshua A. Cable Day Honors Hinds County Farmers for Community Service

Joshua Cable owns and operates Kingdom Cities Network, a business-focused ministry, alongside his wife, Monica Cable. After receiving Mayor Lumumba’s signed proclamation on Feb. 1, 2020, Cable has annually used the honor to spotlight members of the Jackson metro community and their own contributions to lifting up those around them. This year, Cable partnered with the Best of Mississippi awards to present certificates of honor to local farmers: D.J. Baker, owner of Esculent and a food consultant for public and private food businesses and edible-landscaping projects; Foot Print Farms President and Chief Executive Officer Cindy Ayers Elliott; and Chris and Caroline Ratliff, owners of Ratliff’s IronHorse Ranch in Raymond, Miss.

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Unlikely Relationships: Wisconsin Sisters Helping Tackle Black Dehumanization in Mississippi

Karla McCullough is the executive director of the Juanita Sims Doty Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Black residents in Jackson, with a focus on tackling the dehumanization of Mississippians of color. The Franciscan Sisters gave the foundation small grants between 2018 and 2019. But then in 2020, the religious group called her about their new grant project called “Seeding the Legacy.” 

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