On the same day Travis Reinking shot four people to death, including one Black woman in a Tennessee Waffle House, disturbing cellphone footage circulated on social media of 25-year-old Chikesia Clemons being wrestled to the floor and threatened by uniformed police officers in a Saraland, Alabama Waffle House.
More than a culinary manual, African American cookbooks serve as critical texts in understanding history, culture and power.
Written between formulas are often stories of liberation, family and enterprise.
From scholarship to grassroots movements, African American women are exercising agency to feed communities. It’s a heritage thing.
When our foremothers exited enslavement, they walked into the question of survival. Food was often the answer.
I was hungry and playing on Instagram.
It was too late to forage food outside, so I looked at food photographs. No, it did not satisfy my hunger, instead it made me think.