August 2011

August 31st, 2011
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Cuba is the first and last Spanish colony in the Caribbean so it makes sense that Cuban food would certainly have a strong Spanish influence. In fact, many of the Cuban dishes we eat today have roots in the Spanish region of Andalucia.Cuban food is very heavy in root and tuber types of food like malanga, potatoes, boniatos, and yucca. Other starchy food that is often incorporated includes...
August 29th, 2011
Written by Jodie Blankenship in Cover Stories with 1 Comment
Whether an athlete or an admirer, sports are a staple of American life. Strength, speed, agility, balance, and all the other countless athletic skills necessary in all sporting activities have historically intrigued and brought people together to gaze upon extraordinary athletic ability. From early cave dwellers to the Ancient Greeks’ extremely organized Olympic Games, sports date back as far as...
August 25th, 2011
Written by Alonzo Weston in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,Are the majority of Cuban Americans affiliated with the Cuban Mafia in Miami? If not, how do those who are not part of the Mafia survive in that environment? ~Sam in Los AngelesDear SamSaying that the majority of Cuban-Americans are associated with the Cuban Mafia is like saying all Italian-Americans are part of the Sicilian Mafia. Sweeping generalizations about any race or...
August 25th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, Race Relations with 11 Comments
On Sunday, August 28, the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument will be officially unveiled in Washington, D.C. The moment will have incredible historic significance.It will be the first such monument that until now was previously reserved for past presidents of the United States whose presidency occurred during defining and seminal times in the nation’s history. One certainly can argue that King’s...
August 23rd, 2011
Written by Marlene Caroselli in All About Family, Latest News with 1 Comment
The controversy of adopting children across racial lines is a historical challenge, but the good news is that a study by William Feigelman, and Arnold Silverman on the long-term effects of transracial adoption ( found that after six or more years of living in their different-race home, children adjusted as well as their same-race-adoption counterparts.Nonetheless, some deep...