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Thug Kitchen: It’s not just about aping and appropriation, it’s about privilege

I’m writing to you from “the most Southern place on earth,” the state of Mississippi in the midst of the cotton picking season.  I am sleeping in a house that was built 160 years ago, looking out a window at an equally old slave quarter/outside kitchen.  1,865 more words

African American Food History

Karen L. Cox reblogged this on Pop South and commented:

A great post by Michael Twitty from his blog Afroculinaria.

Don’t cry for me, I have the Blues: Urban Myths about Blues

When I talk about my passion for blues music , I often get a knee-jerk reaction from people, who feel sorry or have pity for me. 758 more words


The Scottsboro Boys revisited

My Sunday Times feature [£] on how  the Kander & Ebb musical draws on the tortured history of minstrelsy:

As a young man, Kander had directed blackface shows at a summer camp in Wisconsin.

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