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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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The Washington Post Review of The Cooking Gene 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/tracing-his-urge-to-cook-through-slavery-and-the-south/2017/08/18/1aeaa6de-6e19-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.9a21def40ce7 This is cool. I pretty much like it and go, aiight.  I guess I’d like to correct a few things. 1. Because of an unscrupulous landlord and some failures on the part of the City of Rockville Code Enforcement … Continue reading

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Dear HBO: About that Alt-Reality “Confederate” Show.

Ok. HBO has created tremendous buzz about a show that has everybody talking, even me. It’s a show called “Confederate,” the South won, time moved on, slavery and abolitionist sentiments and battles over freedom evolved through our own day. To … Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly thinks slaves were ‘well fed’. So will he eat like one for a week? | Michael Twitty | Opinion | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/27/bill-oreilly-slaves-eat-well Haven’t heard from Bill O’ yet…however my offer still stands, I’ll cook him the food enslaved people ate on the regular for a week, two meals a day–and we will talk about who is well fed….and the nature of … Continue reading

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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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How to Make Kush, the Original Cornbread Stuffing | MUNCHIES

https://munchies.vice.com/recipes/cornbread-kush Follow this link for a recipe for kush, an irreplaceable African American contribution to Thanksgiving.

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A People’s History of Southern Barbecue

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/04/barbecue-american-tradition-enslaved-africans-native-americans?CMP=share_btn_tw Enjoy this piece I wrote, freshly published on The Guardian giving a short history of how barbecue is connected to American food and freedom through its enslaved African and Native American roots!

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