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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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I Can’t Hide Mine, Please Don’t Hide Yours: An Open Letter to Ben Affleck

Dear Ben, Its unfortunate because of a massive internet hack we are in this particular place discussing your ancestral past. It’s horrible that your private matters were exposed because of something beyond your control. That’s untenable in any situation, but … Continue reading

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Bitter Herbs and Collard Greens: An African-American Seder Plate For Passover : Code Switch : NPR

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/04/03/397255528/bitter-herbs-and-collard-greens-an-african-american-seder-plate-for-passover Enjoy this short piece I did for NPR’S Code Switch blog. Happy Pesach! If you want to get your own copy of 300 Ways To Ask The Four Questions, click here.

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Oklahoma, Damn!!????

If the word integration means anything, this is what it means: that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it. James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (1963) Right … Continue reading

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