Dee Dee’s Kitchen

Robin Amer follows up on Gravy podcast “The Last Jews of Natchez,” complicating the history of black women cooking in the south.

Your Weekly Pop: Race, Food, and Gospel Music in the Jim Crow South

There’s a reason that the lunch counter sit-ins of the early 1960s attained that rare distinction of being both symbolic and effective: they highlighted the soullessness, the spiritual meagerness, the plain old cussedness of withholding food from folks.

Your Weekly Pop: Ribs and Race in House of Cards

In case you haven’t been binge watching the show this article is primarily about chapter twenty-two but includes references up to chapter thirty-one and contains spoilers. * * * “Do you think I’m a hypocrite? Well you should. I wouldn’t disagree with you. The road to power is paved with hypocrisy …and casualties. Never regret.” … Continued

Director’s Cut: Booker Wright Oratorio

We have conceived an operetta that illustrates the “double consciousness” of African American life by telling the tragic and true story of the waiter Booker Wright…