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Big Mama, Bigger Heart: Serving Up Soul Food and Second Chances

Patricia Givens Barron of Omaha has branded herself and her business under the Big Mama’s name and it’s working out well for her and her family.   1,208 more words


Five reasons to listen to jazz

Some may think jazz is reserved for upper-class, cultured people. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. If you’re not already SOULd on jazz, here are five reasons to listen to this dynamic genre of music. 278 more words

The Soul Kitchen

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

“I’ve got soul and I’m super bad.”­­ These lyric are from the 1970 classic “Supper Bad” by funk and soul pioneer James Brown. 377 more words


Thankful for Toni Morrison

“A literary artist of the first rank.”

“She delves into the language itself, a language she wants to liberate from the fetters of race. And she addresses us with the luster of poetry.” 119 more words


Remixing History to Preserve the Future

In the sections from Adam Banks’s Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in Multimedia Age, he talks of remixing and rhetoric over different generations. He shows that remixing and rhetoric does not only occur in writing. 382 more words


Black-ish "Keeping it Real" with an "African Coming of Age Ceremony" Nullifies Authentic Black American Culture

So I’ve recently started watching Black-ish.

It was fun, goofy, light-hearted and happy-go-lucky but somehow in the midst of doing all of that, it went for the cultural juggernaut. 725 more words


Afropology is life.

Welcome to the afropologist. This personal blog is where I where share my anthropological ruminations about life, culture and natural hair. I will be graduating from Georgetown University with a double major in Anthropology and Linguistics in May 2016, where my thesis research centers around the experience that is the Natural Hair Community in the DMV Area. 165 more words

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