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An exhibit celebrating 400 years of African American culinary history is coming to New York | Lonely Planet

African American culinary traditions have a long and storied history, but their influence doesn’t often receive the recognition it deserves. This winter, though, one New York museum will begin to rectify that situation, via a Kickstarter-funded exhibit dedicated to the black chefs, farmers, and food and drink producers who made the country’s cuisine what it is today. Opening late February 2020 at the Africa Center in East Harlem, “African/American: Making the Nation’s Table” comes courtesy of the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) and a blockbuster lineup of food-world celebrities. Curated by Dr. Jessica B. Harris, a highly-decorated historian and […]

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Atlanta’s ‘Real Black Santa’ Says It’s Good For Kids To See A Santa That ‘Looks Like Them’ | Moms

Kids come in all shapes and sizes, and so do Santas. Of course, only the elves and Mrs. Claus know what the big guy who lives in the North Pole really looks like, so it’s great to see that mall across America are branching out and hiring a diverse slate of Santas to allow kids to deliver their lists and get a snapshot. For Dee Sinclair, the kids who visit him in Atlanta see the magic more than the man. When he was a child, he never saw a Santa that looked like him, and he said in Yahoo! that […]

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Writing young lovers into art history and more with artist Kennedi Carter | CRWN

When you peer through the deep reds of Kenndi Carter’s work, you’re not just squinting into a love story. Under the blood of her work you catch highlights almost golden to the touch , deep skin and shadow navigating as its own character. The subject: young lovers. Carter sometimes builds images featuring young lovers using classic paintings as the foundation. The Birth of Venus (goddess of love, sex and fertility) was painted in the mid 1400s by Italian Painter, Sandro Botticelli. Kennedi spins her own version with Venus Pudica using common house textures, home light and shadow to tell a […]

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Simplistic Beauty with Kenya Meon | CRWN

For this CRWN Muse, muted tones, grounding natural life and brown skin are the cornerstone of her work. Kenya Meon, a Macon, Georgia-born photography fell in love with photography for the freedom, and in 2010, moved to Atlanta to pursue the arts. Throughout the course of her timeline takeover she shared poetic captions celebrating the black woman: Ashley Johnson, CRWN Photographer, Kenya Meon Full article @ CRWN Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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This Soul Food Restaurant is Serving Lessons In Black History With “Shoebox Lunches” | Black Enterprise

Patrick Coleman is packing a piece of history into the meals served at his soul food restaurant Beans & Cornbread. Throughout Black History Month, the Detroit-based bistro will offer “shoebox lunches” similar to the boxes African Americans used to store food when traveling in the south during the Jim Crow-era. Because they were banned and refused service in white-owned establishments, they resorted to cooking and packing their own meals in shoeboxes. “You get on the highway these days and you can stop at any restaurant along the interstate, but back during Jim Crow, [black] folks couldn’t do that,” he told […]

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Dad and daughter need a little help in this super relatable clip from Matthew Cherry’s animated short “Hair Love” | AV Club

Shannon Miller, AV Club Image: Penguin Kids (YouTube). Featured Image who plan on checking out The Angry Birds Movie 2 in theaters this weekend will also get to watch “Hair Love,” the animated short film by filmmaker Matthew Cherry and executive-produced by Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Frank Abney (Toy Story 4). Born of the famously successful 2017 Kickstarter, “Hair Love” is a 5-minute short about a Black father and daughter—Stephen and Zuri—who endure a bit of a journey to get Zuri’s hair styled for a big event. Cherry released a clip via his Twitter account on Wednesday […]

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About Blackness, Africanness and When It’s Enough | Awesomely Luvvie

Luvvie Ajayi, Awesomely Luvvie Luvvie Ajayi DAMON DAHLEN, HUFFINGTON POST. Featured Image hat is Blackness? Is it based on where you’re from? Is it based on your skin tone? Is it based on your heritage? Is it a lived experience? What is BLACKNESS? As someone whose Blackness was questioned loudly because of a question asked about a Black American musician, I must ask. It brought to the surface whether I was qualified to speak on Black American culture, and it also had some folks wondering if my Blackness was enough. Chisos! In the words of R&B songstress Deborah Cox, “How […]

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