June 21st, 2013
Written by Stacy A. Anderson - Associated Press in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Faith Ringgold
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wearing gold-sequined Ugg boots, a bright smile, and flawless brown skin that belies her 82 years, Faith Ringgold explains her "confrontational art" - vivid paintings whose themes of race and racism, gender, class, and civil rights were so intense that for years, no one would buy them. "I didn't want people to be able to look, and look away, because a lot of people do that with...
June 21st, 2013
Written by Russ Bynum - Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – During questioning regarding a lawsuit filed against celebrity cook Paula Deen, she admitted using racial slurs in the past, but insisted that neither she nor her family tolerate prejudice or any form of racial discrimination today. A lawyer for Lisa Jackson, former manager of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House, questioned the 66-year-old Food Network star and Savannah...
February 2nd, 2011
Written by Wendy Innes in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
American culture today, is often a difficult thing to nail down.What is it that makes up the cultural fabric of America? For thousands of years, the land we call America today had a rich Native American culture, with hundreds of tribes spread from one coast to the other. However, the answer to that question today is more complex because unlike many other places, America has no single specific...
January 26th, 2011
Written by Alonzo Weston in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Since there is still so much racial discord in the United States, do you think there is a difference between being a “citizen of the United States” vs. being an “American” since being American connotes that one has been assimilated and been accepted as part of the “Melting Pot?”~James WeatherbyFlorida Dear James,We’ve all heard in the news and on the streets over the last several months, a call...
January 19th, 2011
Written by Jodie Blankenship in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
When traveling to far off lands or just the East Coast of the U.S., encounters of culture and food awakens the taste buds and the senses. On the wholesome farmlands where buggies and traditional attire reign in the Amish landscape, whoopie pies are as intriguing today as they were many years ago, before electricity, automobiles, and checking accounts. The Amish prefer to travel on the horse-drawn...


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