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The Morbid Discovery That Led to Rio’s Only Slavery Museum

More than 1.9 million enslaved Africans arrived in Rio de Janeiro, and thousands of them died upon arrival. One woman has made it her mission to …

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Learn to Create Accessible Websites with the Principles of Universal Design

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” — Paul J. Meyer, …

After Rapping His Dissertation, A.D. Carson Is UVa's New Hip-Hop Professor

Earlier this year, rapper A.D. Carson completed a 34-song album he called <i>Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics Of Rhymes & Revolutions</i>. If that sounds like an unusual title for a hip-hop record, keep in mind that the album also served as Carson's doctoral dissertation.<p>Carson received his Ph.D. in …

Mami’s Rum Cake

Just eight ingredients make dessert magic<p>“When my friends found out I was writing this cookbook, several asked if Mami’s rum cake would be in it,” writes Von Diaz of her Puerto Rican mother’s beloved cake in her new cookbook, <b>Coconuts & Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep</b> …

24 Homemade Birthday Cake Ideas to Bake for Your Loved Ones

These easy recipes will be a hit at any birthday party.<p>"A party without a cake is just a meeting," Julia Child once said, and we couldn't agree more. …

12 Crab Cakes That'll Make You Want To Throw A Party

If you're still eating the classic version, you haven't seen anything yet.<p>1 of 12<p>Ethan Calabrese<p>Crab Cakes<p>Feel like you've been transported to …

Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake - The Washington Post

For the filling: Whisk together the Meyer Lemon Curd and cream cheese until smooth, with no white streaks.<p>For the cake: Combine the shortening and 1 tablespoon of flour in a small bowl, to create a paste. Use your fingers or a paper towel to generously coat the inside of the Bundt pan with the …

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Slavery, the Plantation Myth, and Alternative Facts

Earlier this year, NBC journalist Chuck Todd pressed the Counselor to the US President, Kellyanne Conway, to explain spurious claims made by then …

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Chefs Use These 7 Tools to Fine-Tune Their Dishes & Hide Their Mistakes

<i>Inspired by</i> The Art of Flavor, <i>we're explaining (a few of) the major principles you need to be a creative, more confident cook. Today, your toolkit for tweaking dishes so that they're jussssst right.</i><p>You've studied up on the four rules of flavor, you've carefully selected your ingredients and your …

Puerto Rico’s Superman is a Super-Woman from Brooklyn

'La Borinqueña' is a climate-defending, genre-defying superhero.<p>Since Superman’s debut in 1938, the world has become accustomed to watching white men with a self-proclaimed sense of moral superiority repeatedly save the world, while sporting fluorescent-colored tights. In the face of public …

Interactive: Mapping the Flow of International Trade

<i>The interactive visualization you see in this post was created by data visualization expert Max Galka from the Metrocosm blog. (Also check out his</i> …

Coconut Cake with Rum Filling and Coconut Ermine Frosting

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cake Layers: Pulse shredded coconut in a food processor until finely chopped, about 20 times. Transfer to a bowl. …

78 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

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National Pancake Day 2016: The 5 Best Syrup Recipes To Try As An Alternative To Maple

Grab a fork, Monday is National Pancake Day! While a day entirely devoted to “griddlecakes” might seem too good to be true, we suggest taking full …

Afro-Latino: 6 Women Open Up About Being Black And Latina

“We got a little bit of black in us!” is what the Puerto Ricans that I grew up around in the South Bronx used to joke. The idea that blackness was …

Race & Ethnicity

Ancient ‘trace’ in Papuan genomes suggests previously unknown expansion out of Africa - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Several major studies, published today, concur that virtually all current global human populations stem from a single wave of expansion out of …

Una Mulzac, Black Women Booksellers, and Pan-Africanism

<i>*This is the third post in a new blog series on Women, Gender and Pan-Africanism edited by Keisha N. Blain. Blog posts in this series will examine</i> …

Black History

Enough of aid – let’s talk reparations

Colonialism is one of those things you’re not supposed to discuss in polite company – at least not north of the Mediterranean. Most people feel uncomfortable about it, and would rather pretend it didn’t happen.<p>In fact, that appears to be the official position. In the mainstream narrative of …

The VERY easy ingredient swaps that make baking much healthier

How to have your cake AND eat it: The easy ingredient swaps that make baking much healthier (and losing weight easier)<p><b>Dietitian Laura Forwood reveals</b> …

Lemon Yogurt Cake (Without Butter)

Preheat the oven to 350F or 180C. Grease a 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. You can also use a 8 inch round …

17 Tomato Sauce Recipes for All Your Pasta-Adjacent Needs

Whether you're looking for ways to use summer's ripe tomatoes or doctor up canned tomatoes, your new favorite tomato sauce recipe is here.<p>Homemade tomato sauce is one zillion percent better than the jarred stuff, and yes, that is an accurate percentage point. With numbers like that and recipes like …

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How Slavery Changed the DNA of African Americans

8.4K<p>SHARES<p>Our genetic make-up is the result of history. Historical events that influenced the patterns of migration and mating among our ancestors …

Feeling Disorganized? Try Mise-en-place, It Works For Chefs - The Fox Is Black

Mise-en-place is a French phrase which means “putting in place”, as in set up. For many chefs this phrase is not only a helpful saying, it’s a motto …

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