Clark State seeks soul food recipes, health questions for Black History Month celebration

Clark State Community College is seeking submissions for soul food recipes and myth-or-fact health questions in preparation for their annual Black History Month Celebration.

The celebration will highlight the local community’s talent in preparing soul food, or traditional African American, dishes.

“I define soul food as a traditional way to describe African American cuisine. In my childhood, I have been told that it is good for the ‘soul,’” Crystal Jones, vice president of marketing, diversity and community impact for Clark State said. “Soul food is made with love. Historically, soul food recipes have been shared throughout generations. So it’s more than just a recipe, but a family’s story.”

Those interested in sharing a soul food recipe should send in a picture of the completed recipe along with a list of ingredients and preparation instructions. The goal is to receive enough soul food recipes to create a community cookbook.

Clark State and Mercy Health also will partner for an event to address health in the Black community and share the recipes at a virtual event planned for 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25. At the virtual event, a panel of medical professionals will respond to pre-submitted health-related myth-or-fact questions.

To register for the event, visit

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