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The Hip-Hop Museum Is A Reality Thanks To $3.5 Million From New York | Ambrosia for Heads

For years, there has been a drive to make the Universal Hip-Hop Museum a reality. New, the Empire State is providing some significant seven-figure funding to give the Bronx, New York a place where Hip-Hop Heads can celebrate the culture’s origins and heritage. On Thursday (December 19), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $3.5 million grant to aid the building and development of the museum. The New York Post reported museum director Rocky Bucano as saying, “The museum is part of the renaissance of the Bronx. The Bronx is coming back,” Rocky said. “But the museum will be of […]

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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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Girl denied school photos because of her hair gets magazine-worthy shoot with photographer | WBTW News 13

JACKSON, Mich. — An eight-year-old Michigan girl finally got her chance to shine in front of the camera this week at a photo shoot lead by a Chicago photographer, WILX reports. It was a happy turn of events for Marian Scott after she was not allowed taking her school picture because her hair’s color was not natural as the school’s handbook dictates. WBTW Staff, WBTW News 13 Courtesy: Jermaine Horton Full article @ WBTW News 13 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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Black U.S. Olympians Won In Nazi Germany Only To Be Overlooked At Home | NPR

Eighty years ago this month, the United States competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games in Nazi Germany, with 18 African-American athletes part of the U.S. squad. Track star Jesse Owens, one of the greatest Olympians of all time, won four gold medals. What the 17 other African-American Olympians did in Berlin, though, has largely been forgotten — and so too has their rough return home to racial segregation. “Determination! That’s what it takes,” one of the athletes, John Woodruff, said during a 1996 oral history interview for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “A lot of fire in the stomach!” […]

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Marcus Samuelsson Is Fighting For A More Diverse, Creative Food Scene | Uproxx

Steve Bramucci, Uproxx AUDIBLE / UPROXX. Featured Image Samuelsson is a lion of the modern food scene. This doesn’t simply come from his incredible string of successes in the kitchen (Aquavit, Red Rooster, Streetbird Rotisserie), his high-visibility TV projects (he’s a judge on Chopped and hosts No Passport Required on PBS), or even his Beard-Award winning writing (he’s authored New American Table, The Soul of a New Cuisine, Marcus Off Duty, The Red Rooster Cookbook, Yes, Chef, and Make it Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life) — though the degree of his success is undeniable. His incredible importance to food culture […]

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Southern Culture Foods Founder and Chef Shares Her Recipe for Success with You | Black Enterprise

Lydia Blanco, Black Enterprise Chef Erica Barrett. Featured Image probably scrolled past editorial stylized dishes on your favorite food blog or on social media. But it’s not every day that you learn about the business behind culinary entrepreneurship. Yes, it’s an entire industry. And if you’re ready to learn how to take the heat in the kitchen, Chef Erica Barrett, founder and CEO of Southern Culture Foods, wants to help you learn the recipe for success as a food entrepreneur. Since launching her company in 2012, Southern Culture Foods products are being sold in 4,000 stores nationwide. And we hear […]

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