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Bloomington Collective highlights BIPOC-owned businesses

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Bloomington Briefing Published August 30, 2022
Updated on November 2, 2022
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The City’s video series Bloomington Collective: Stories of Solidarity highlights local business owners who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color. RuvaAfricWear is the most recent Bloomington Collective story. RuvaAfricWear celebrates African fashion for everyone and offers free fitness classes in its store at Mall of America.

“With the recent protests in Minneapolis, people were getting more and more isolated. It was becoming more divisive. So we wanted to create a space where people could come together and celebrate something,” Sylvester Ndhlovu, RuvaAfricWear founder, owner and designer said.

Learn more about RuvaAfricWear or watch the Bloomington Collective features on the City’s YouTube channel at Mhiripiri Gallery, Agape African Market, Luro Boots, Action Hair Salon and Stall One Automotives are other businesses that have been featured.