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COTTON IS NOT INHERENTLY RACIST. 

I’m not even linking to the story because it’s that stupid. I can’t be bothered. Hobby Lobby, which I would never patronize because of their stance on birth control, etc. sells decorative cotton. Once upon a time, so did I. … Continue reading

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Hey Cliven Bundy, Freedom Beats Picking Cotton

Sooo…I heard about this rancher who was angry about not being able to graze on “his land,” (Let’s ask the Shoshone, Ute and Paiute and other First Nations about that claim…)  and I was really disturbed that someone with some sort of … Continue reading

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I Stand (Happily) Corrected

The other day ago I got a fantastic email from a man named Curtis Berry.  He had some things to say about my piece about picking cotton, and I am glad to share them with you.  I am pleased whenever … Continue reading

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Southern Food: According to Solomon Northup

IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN 12 YEARS A SLAVE—SEE IT TODAY…  (My essay on WHY you should see it–and WHY young people 14 and above should see it..tomorrow along with a piece by my friend Tonya Hopkins (@thefoodgriot on  Twitter) … Continue reading

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The Best of Afroculinaria

The Best of Afroculinaria I have a lot of new followers and friends who lead busy lives and may not have had a chance to wade through the blog…so I decided to post my top ten favorite posts of the … Continue reading

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A Photo Essay: The Best of 2012 at Afroculinaria Part One

        Working in the tobaccco field, Colonial Williamsburg          

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The Cotton Kingdom: A Photographic Essay

Photography by JWD and Jasper Colt @kidcolt on behalf of The Cooking Gene Project.  Special thanks to them both for the extraordinary images and video.   Special thanks to Chippokes Plantation State Park, Surry County, Virginia; Jennica Walker and the … Continue reading

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