Although many people and brands love adopting African-American Vernacular English, it’s often denigrated and denied the same regard as any other words and phrases borne of popular culture. Unfortunately, the cultural backlash against “bae” reflects how mainstream American society takes a voyeuristic, if not disposable approach to black culture.
Tomorrow is a super special day.
Yes, it’s the start of a sunny, fun-filled Memorial Day (3-day) weekend for many of us. But for a music nerd such as myself, May 26 is all about Miles Davis.
I spent the past weekend in Georgia, Macon to be exact. It was my first real experience being down in the South (besides being stuck in the Atlanta airport for 3 hours) and one I will honestly never forget. Of course the high 80 degree weather kept me smiling the whole weekend, although it couldn’t last. But what really struck me about this particular vacation weekend was the soul food.
A thought-provoking new documentary delves into the longstanding and controversial relationship between the African American community and Soul Food.
Directed by Byron Hurt, Soul Food Junkies asks if our dietary traditions are in fact our community’s biggest enemy.
Is Soul Food killing us?
Greetings Black people, if you have been celebrating Kwanzaa for the first time I hope that it has been a good experience. If not and you are still considering, there are three days left. I left you earlier in the week with some ways to observe the Nguzu Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa. This blog entry will continue with the last of the principles. check blog name