Monthly Archives: January 2016

Taking the Cake

So there is a lot of press about two children’s books published as of late. One, A Fine Dessert, was published and honored, another, A Birthday Cake for George Washington just got pulled. Both showed smiling enslaved cooks serving their … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Newgrorati: Of Collards and Amnesia

Dear Newgrorati on #BlackTwitter, If you want to learn about a culture, listen to the stories.¬†And if you want to change a culture, change the stories.—Michael Margolis We need to have a talk about collard greens. Like, now. Apparently some … Continue reading

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Haven’t You Heard?!

Follow me on Twitter @koshersoul and on Facebook as Michael W. Twitty.

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