Month: June 2021
Minimalism isn’t just about white walls and sparsely furnished rooms, says Christine Platt of the Afrominimalist. It’s about living with intention. Her new book explores her vibrant take on minimalism and delves into the emotional and cultural reasons behind why we hang to so much stuff.
On the face of it, blending traditions and practices feels very inclusive. But this buffet-style approach to yoga is problematic because it transforms ethnically specific practices into a whiter, Americanized package to make yoga more palatable for Americans looking for a good workout with a sprinkle of spirituality.
To become antiracist, I had to let go of the idea of Black athletic superiority. It was harder than I thought.
Unlearning racist ideas about race and physicality has been a hard pill to swallow. In a world where Black intelligence and mental prowess have been ignored, doubted, or downplayed, it felt comforting to have at least one thing that everyone seemed to agree Black people were great at: sports.
Netflix’s “High on the Hog” reminds us that even when it comes to food, Black history is American history
Hosted by chef and food writer Stephen Satterfield, High on the Hog is an odyssey of the Black American experience as told through food. The series marries history, food, travel, and memoir genres to tell a riveting story both of how African Americans maintained a connection to our ancestors through food, and how African and African American cooking influenced the foods we think of as central to American cuisine.