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Today's inspiration- 'Living not for oneself, but for one's community.' - Judge RBG
09/30/2020

Today's inspiration- 'Living not for oneself, but for one's community.' - Judge RBG

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If you love tap dancing... here's cousin Chloe Arnold filming 'Savage'!
09/28/2020
S1 E4: Chloe Arnold on Filming the 'Savage' Performance | Southland Sessions

If you love tap dancing... here's cousin Chloe Arnold filming 'Savage'!

Chloe Arnold, Emmy award-nominated choreographer and founder of the Syncopated Ladies, recounts the challenges of filming the "Savage" remix dance in L.A.'s Sepulveda Basin under the scorching heat of the sun during a pandemic. She gives her perspective on how dancing can be a much-needed release in...

Examining white supremacy in old textbooks!
09/12/2020
Harvard historian examines how textbooks taught white supremacy

Examining white supremacy in old textbooks!

We interview historian Donald Yacovone, an associate at The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, who is writing the book “Teaching White Supremacy: The Textbook Battle Over Race in American History.”

NY state Black-owned farms!
09/11/2020

NY state Black-owned farms!

Donate. Compiled this local list of Black New York State farms. Support local Black sustainability and eco-justice.💰 thx to @eboninerd for prompting me to make this poster.

Food is culture. Here are some indie food publications to check out!
09/11/2020

Food is culture. Here are some indie food publications to check out!

Looking to read some independent food magazines celebrating diversity and highlighting a variety of voices? Here’s our Vol.3 📚

Diner Journal features original art, literature, and recipes and is a thematic exploration into food, inspiration, and creativity. Ad-free, three hole-punched, and self-published in Brooklyn since 2006.

Drift is devoted to coffee culture. Each issue takes you to a different city across the globe, on a deep dive into what makes a city’s coffee scene.

While Entertaining spotlights Black chefs & beverage producers and recognizes them as the backbone of the American food industry. Their first issue is a digital magazine format and they’re fundraising to launch their print edition in 2021.

Edible Brooklyn is a part of the Edible Communities focusing on local food scenes across the city. Nothing beats a longtime New Yorker sharing their favorite neighborhood gem.

KitchenTableMag is a voice for food culture, sustainability, exploring the relationship with place, and the ability to be present in a world of digital distraction through recipes, techniques, and art.

The Gourmand is a is UK-based creative, timeless, and exclusive publication focusing on food culture, art, and society.

Tapas is a Spanish magazine covering the world of food, fashion, and art in bite-sized portions.

The Cleaver Quarterly covers Chinese cuisine as a global phenomenon and a lifelong mission. Online and in print, they focus on lively longform writing.

Imbibe Magazine is a James Beard award-winning magazine focusing on liquid culture. It offers in-depth exploration of the people, places, cultures, and flavors that make up the world of drinks.

What’s your favorite print food publication? Let us know below 🥑

Looking for a great book to read by a real-life Afro-Latina scholar? Check out Lorgia Garcia Pena, Borders of Dominicani...
09/05/2020
Lorgia García Peña

Looking for a great book to read by a real-life Afro-Latina scholar? Check out Lorgia Garcia Pena, Borders of Dominicanidad! https://rll-faculty.fas.harvard.edu/garciapena/home

Office Hours (Fall 2019): Thursday 10-12 by appointment only https://calendly.com/profgarciapena/meeting Latinx Studies in global perspectives, Hispanic Caribbean literatures and cultures, performance studies, race and ethnicity, transnational feminism, migration, human rights, Dominican and Dominic...

If you want to support the life work of real-life Black Latina scholars, buy their books! Here's a great place to start:...
09/05/2020
Research — YOMAIRA C. FIGUEROA, PH.D.

If you want to support the life work of real-life Black Latina scholars, buy their books! Here's a great place to start: http://www.yomairafigueroa.com/research

Yomaira's first book, Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature (Northwestern University Press, October 2020), focuses on diasporic and exilic Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Equatoguinean texts in contact. Framed with critical attention to decolonial thought, women ...

Common launches wellness series on YouTube!
08/23/2020
Common Sets Health & Wellness Series ‘Com&Well’ On YouTube

Common launches wellness series on YouTube!

EXCLUSIVE: now Already owning several titles, hip-hop star and actor Common can add health guru to that list as the multi-hyphenate has set a new health and wellness series, Com&Well, on his Yo…

I was invited to submit my film "From Shanghai to Harlem' to the Heritage Film Festival!
08/13/2020
Heritage Film Festival

I was invited to submit my film "From Shanghai to Harlem' to the Heritage Film Festival!

The Heritage Film Festival is a community based, volunteer driven, free event that brings together short films of all genre from novice and seasoned filmmake...

Isabel Wilkerson's new book! https://www.npr.org/2020/08/10/900274938/caste-argues-its-most-violent-manifestation-is-in-...
08/11/2020
'Caste' Argues Its Most Violent Manifestation Is In Treatment Of Black Americans

Isabel Wilkerson's new book! https://www.npr.org/2020/08/10/900274938/caste-argues-its-most-violent-manifestation-is-in-treatment-of-black-americans?fbclid=IwAR0pXDmBdHKgxjt7WLsihVkPdfyI4zK3rn_tbKYo5KWL_JIv6F8lQIFwVK8

Isabel Wilkerson's second book is a masterwork of writing — a profound achievement of scholarship and research that stands also as a triumph of both visceral storytelling and cogent analysis.

Rest in Peace, Faye Chew Matsuda, Chinatown advocate https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/10/nyregion/fay-chew-matsuda-musuem...
08/11/2020
Fay Chew Matsuda, Steward of Chinese Immigrant Legacy, Dies at 71

Rest in Peace, Faye Chew Matsuda, Chinatown advocate https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/10/nyregion/fay-chew-matsuda-musuem-of-chinese-americas-immigrant-died.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20200811&instance_id=21164&nl=the-morning®i_id=95770662&segment_id=35750&te=1&user_id=7bf2918bf786d5760f726723b669bb72

A social worker turned preservationist, she directed the Museum of Chinese in America. “Sometimes it was literally dumpster-diving,” she said of rescuing artifacts.

The intergenerational path forward! Tomorrow/Wednesday, 8/5, 6pm EDT
08/04/2020

The intergenerational path forward! Tomorrow/Wednesday, 8/5, 6pm EDT

Join us tomorrow at 6pm EST on Facebook Live!!

Be reminded about Gayl Jones, seething with Black rage!
08/04/2020
The Best American Novelist Whose Name You May Not Know

Be reminded about Gayl Jones, seething with Black rage!

When her first novels were published, in the mid-1970s, Gayl Jones’s talent was hailed by writers from James Baldwin to John Updike. Then she disappeared.

Celebrity bookshelf detective is back! Do you look at Zoom guests' bookshelves too? I recall Betsy Devos didn't have any...
07/28/2020
The Celebrity Bookshelf Detective Is Back

Celebrity bookshelf detective is back! Do you look at Zoom guests' bookshelves too? I recall Betsy Devos didn't have anything on her bookshelf! https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/books/tom-hanks-gwyneth-paltrow-bookshelves.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20200728&instance_id=20704&nl=the-morning®i_id=95770662&segment_id=34532&te=1&user_id=7bf2918bf786d5760f726723b669bb72

We peer over the shoulders of Gwyneth Paltrow, Regina King, Charlamagne tha God, Yo-Yo Ma and others for a glimpse at their reading habits.

Photos of diverse Black women!’Ask Her How’s She Doing’
07/25/2020
Photos That Honor the Interior Lives of Diverse Black Women

Photos of diverse Black women!’Ask Her How’s She Doing’

In her photographs, Katherine Simóne Reynolds suggests that vulnerability is vital to a full sense of self, but it is a luxury that Black women across age and background are perpetually denied.

I used to play a clapping game with my girlfriends in Bklyn: "Miss Lucy had a baby, she named him Tiny Tim. She put him ...
07/23/2020
The Magic of Black Girls’ Play

I used to play a clapping game with my girlfriends in Bklyn: "Miss Lucy had a baby, she named him Tiny Tim. She put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim. He drank up all the water. He ate up all the soap..." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/parenting/black-girls-play.html?fbclid=IwAR0X5Czh-spkmqAQfUKaXK7a7x9tNgbTgP2d7qmFnYsFoDi_9lMPyCKDejk

Game-songs created and passed down by Black girls are full of sophistication, power and cultural meaning.

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