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FBC Eupora prepares for Operation Christmas Child 2014

Daisy Lollar is sharpening pencils that will be placed in shoeboxes at First Baptist Church of Eupora for Operation Christmas Child. FBC Eupora church members have been collecting items throughout the year in preparation for National Collection Week set for Nov. 60 more words


Rapper Yo Gotti gives No. 1 guard Malik Newman advice on the rap game

Drake had a famous line in his song Thank Me Now that explained why star athletes sometimes make the transition from the hardwood or AstroTurf to the booth. 484 more words


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.  1,781 more words

African American Food History

Country Blues

By far this is one of my most Favorite Blues Songs every…Muddy Waters Country Blues


First Impressions: The Help

It’s been a long time since my last “First Impressions” post. For your reading pleasure, here are my first impressions of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help. 445 more words

Historical Fiction

Winter Greens

Greens have finally begun to crop up in truck stands here in the lower South, and it’s about damn time, too.  Stewed greens have long been a staple of the Southern diet; during her leanest days in Atlanta after the war, when she was struggling to choke down the tough old rooster Uncle Henry had managed to bring to the table at Aunt Pittypat’s, Scarlett reminisced about the sumptuous antebellum meals at Tara that included a tureen of greens in pot likker. 584 more words