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Media Roundtable; Southern Restaurants For Racial Justice

City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly Jackson was among the speakers at an Ax Handle Saturday commemoration at James Weldon Johnson Park on Thursday.

Friday our Media Roundtable discussed the biggest stories of the week, including:

Our guests analyzing the news were:

Southern Restaurants For Racial Justice Fundraiser

Local restaurants are supporting racial justice with a fundraiser happening Saturday, August 29.

At least 19 area restaurants including Taverna,1748 Bakehouse,House of Leaf and Bean,Congaree and Penn,Black Sheep Group,Community Loaves, andVagabond Coffee are participating as part of a coalition of bakers, chefs, makers and restaurant owners who have joined together to work to benefit Black communities in the South.

The coalition is called Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice. Ten percent of Saturday's sales will go to theLee Initiative, a relief fund to support Black-owned restaurants in the South affected by the pandemic.

Mariah Salvat of Southern Roots Filling Station joined us with a preview.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Katherine Hobbs can be reached at or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.

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Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.
Katherine Hobbs was Associate Producer of talk shows at WJCT until 2022.