Category Archive: culture

Jun 19

Celebrating Abe Lincoln on Juneteenth?? Uhm…

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Don’t shoot the messenger, okay. I’m not originally from Texas and celebrating Juneteenth was never a part of my family’s culture. However, I grew up in Houston and to be quite honest, I didn’t understand why there was a celebration of being the last slaves to be freed. (I’m not looking to be berated here, IJS) …

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Apr 14

Piggin’ Out On Traditions

As I sit here watching the Food Network, it dawned on me that culturally, we have not made the best food choices. I’m fully aware of some of the reasons why, I just wish we’d do better. We always joke about the things we had to eat while were growing up. However, some soul food, which some people …

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