In Brazil, collard greens are sautéed instead of boiled like they are in black America. Empanadas are similar to Jamaican meat patties. West African staples like okra are found in Southern American cuisine.
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Chicago’s municipal elections are under full swing, and there are all kinds of ideas about how a new mayor and City Council can improve life in neighborhoods. But some residents want more direct change through ballot initiatives.
Updated: 1:57pm: The founder of Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African-American History has died at the age of 93. Margaret Burroughs believed in public accessibility of art. Up until a month ago Burroughs went bowling every Friday night.
In a bid to save one of the oldest homes in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood from demolition, city preservation officials are seeking someone who will buy the 19th Century cottage for $1--but one buck--and then pay to move the entire structure to another lot in the community.The city w
I asked Joshua if he’d liked attending Innovations High School. At first, I judged a book by its cover. I saw the school and I was like, Man, I ain’t feelin it here. I ain’t gonna talk to nobody, I ain’t gonna be cool with nobody.
Joshua and I sat in an empty charter-school cafeteria talking about his career. The only one of my interviewees who preferred to hold the mic in his hand (rather than leaving it on the table), he was clearly at ease with media. “I do music,” he told me.