Category: culture / people – Edna Lewis Taught Me to Stop Asking For Permission

Go back in time with us to 1971, the year that changed the way we eat forever. My Uncle Joe was a chef and Aunt Laura was a classical pianist, and they lived in Harlem in the 1940s and early ’50s. They were fancy Negroes, if you will; they kept a proper home and dressed – How Edna Lewis Taught Scott Peacock to Embrace His Heritage as a Southern Chef

A year later Miss Lewis returned to Atlanta for a food festival and I was asked to be her assistant. For four days we shopped and cooked together as our friendship slowly took hold. Enough so that a few months later she invited me to visit her in Manhattan. There, we spent an entire day – 8 Black Food Pros on How Their HBCU Prepped Them For Greatness

“Spelman created a supportive village that has allowed me to thrive. Spelman also taught me perseverance, and how to keep fighting, no matter how difficult the challenge. In starting Theopolis Vineyards in 2003, I understand that I am one of the trailblazers in being an African American female vintner and only hope that I can – My Son, Philando Castile, Was a Role Model. Here’s How I’m Keeping His Legacy Alive

In this week’s Person of Interest, editor in chief Dawn Davis talks to Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile—a school nutrition supervisor who was killed by Minnesotan police in 2016. Almost five years after his death, Valerie reflects on her son’s life and introduces the Philando Castile Relief Foundation, which aims to reduce school

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