For Omar Tate, a celebrated homecoming and culinary activism – The Philadelphia Inquirer

“People have called it a Black Trader Joe’s, but it’ll be more than that,” said Tate, who’s devoted his efforts lately to launching a GoFundMe campaign for $250,000 (and a bean pie for each donor!), meeting with local legislators, and finding the perfect location. “I’m not a chef now,” he says, “I’m a food politician. Because it’s really not about me anymore.”