Say It Loud: Black History Month 2017

It’s the first day of Black History Month, and the lemonade queen just dropped the news that she’s carrying twins. Let the beyhive go wild.

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As I type this with a spoon of peanut butter in my mouth, I can’t help but to think of one of the ultimate foodies of black history, George Washington Carver. He promoted alternative crops to cotton, like peanuts and sweet potatoes, so farmers would have both a source of their own food and a source of other products to improve their quality of life. A botanist and inventor, his fame reached beyond the black community in an era of very high racial polarization.

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