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Please Support my Culinary Pilgrimage To Senegal 

https://www.gofundme.com/nb652b-trip-to-africa Today is my 40th birthday and I’m excited to be alive. I want to reverse the Middle Passage. I want to take my life’s work and go on a culinary Pilgrimage to West Africa with www.RootstoGlory.com this June. I need your … Continue reading

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Researching African-American Ancestors

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2015/feb/18/researching-alexandrias-african-american-ancestors/  Great write up on my genealogy class at Alexandria Black History Museum! Includes highlights from the class of master genealogist Char Bah. Enjoy!

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Trace Your Roots Back to Africa: One Day Course

Join cultural historian Michael W. Twitty for a day’s course at the Alexandria Black History Museum, Saturday, January 31, 2015 to learn how to discover your family roots back to Africa using all the tools currently available. The intimate museum … Continue reading

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Stagville Harvest Dinner Featuring Michael Twitty | La Buena Vida

http://thedish22.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/stagville-harvest-dinner-featuring-michael-twitty/ Torriano Fredericks brings it with mote coverage from the Stagville event. New blog posts and recipes coming this week.  But for now more perspectives on the event and what it meant to people. Thank you Torriano!

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From Eatocracy: From Kat Kinsman

From my friend, CNN’s Eatocracy blog editor, Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip ) an article about the cultural politics of Southern food in light of Paula Deen’s situation.  I’m quoited and so is my good friend Nicole Taylor @foodculturalist  and Michaelangela Davis … Continue reading

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The Colonial Roots of Southern Barbecue: Re-Creating the Birth of An American Culinary Staple

 I appreciate the professional involvement, comradeship and compensation given me by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and its staff,  however I am speaking for myself and not the Foundation nor its staff and specialists.  The scholarly conclusions and viewpoints are my own … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Grammy! We Miss You! January 12, 1925-October 21, 1990

Happy Birthday baby! Dear Grammy (Hazel Clintonia Todd Townsend), You would have been 87 today. Thank you for having my Mom and through her and my Dad G-d gave me life.  Thank you for loving all of your friends and … Continue reading

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