Archive | December 8, 2012

Jessica B. Harris – A culinary history of the African Diaspora

December 8, 2012

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Jessica B. Harris – A culinary history of the African Diaspora Jessica B. Harris is the author of eleven cookbooks documenting the foods and foodways of the African Diaspora. A culinary historian, she has lectured on African-American foodways at The Museum of Natural History in New York City, The California Academy of Sciences in San […]

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Santa Claus (“Saint Nicholas”) under fire over black faced helpers

December 8, 2012

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Christmas holiday season in northern Europe Santa Claus “Saint Nicholas” under fire over black faced helpers A traditional Sinterklaas debate over ‘Black Pete’ Every Dec. 5, Sinterklaas, the Dutch and Belgian Santa Claus, is celebrated. Black Pete is the helper who is usually portrayed by white people in blackface and curly wigs. Reuters The Netherlands […]

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“Here’s to Life” by Shirley Horn

December 8, 2012

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Shirley Horn “Here’s to Life” (Artie Butler, Phyllis Molinary) Shirley Horn recorded “Here’s to Life” in 1990 with the arrangement and production by Johnny Mandel. Johnny Mandel won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals at the 35th Grammy Awards in 1993. Shirley Horn made more than 20 albums. Shirley  Horn  was a native […]

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