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Toni Morrison and What Our Mothers Couldn’t Say

08 Aug 2019

My mourning mind, compromised and searching for coincidence, processes the age Toni Morrison was when she died, eighty-eight, as two infinity signs, straightened and snatched right-side up. If we are Morrison-fearing, as some others are with their icons, well, we were socialized by her novels.

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Source: , Newyorker.com

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16 black chefs changing food in America

18 Jul 2019

The spotlight, many say, is long overdue. Black cooks have historically seen their foods and techniques co-opted, getting little credit for their influence on America’s culinary traditions. “There have always been black hands in American food,” said Jerome Grant, the chef at Sweet Home Café in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Source: The New York Times

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Frances-Anne Solomon invited to the Oscars academy

08 Jul 2019

Frances-Anne Solomon will have a say in who is recognized at next year's ceremony

When Frances-Anne Solomon received an email from filmmaker Ava DuVernay letting her know she was being invited to the Oscars academy, she thought someone was pulling her leg. 

"I thought it was a hoax," she told Matt Galloway with a laugh on CBC Radio's Metro Morning. "I showed it around my office and everybody thought it was a joke." 

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Source: CBC.ca

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