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The Soul Food Phenomenon in Vietnam

September 23rd, 2017 by

Earlier this week, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick debuted their ten-part documentary The Vietnam War. A documentary of such magnitude couldn’t cover every single story, and here’s one that fascinates me: the presence of soul food restaurants in southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era.

Soul Food Pop-up Dinner for The Biennial of the Americas

June 27th, 2017 by

Last night, I hosted a pop up dinner in order to raise funds to do some food programming at the upcoming 2017 Biennial of the Americas. This year’s focus is the African experience in the America which inspired the theme …

Today is Juneteenth!

June 19th, 2017 by

  “Juneteenth” commemorates the day when U.S. federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, and spread news that African Americans were no longer enslaved thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation. Chattel would legally end later that year when …

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 14th, 2017 by

    Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and mother figures. Here’s a piece that I wrote last year as a tribute to my late mother, Johnetta Miller.

NMAAHC Restaurant Roundup

October 1st, 2016 by

  There’s been a lot of exciting reports about the Sweet Home Cafe restaurant at the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. As a public service, I’ve collected some key articles for you …