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Sweets: Soul Food Desserts and Memories by Patty Pinner and photographed by Sheri Giblin
Growing up in a large African-American family in a small town in Michigan, Patty Pinner spent her childhood helping the women of the house-the Queens of Soul Food-whip up the sweet treats that crowned family dinners, neighborhood gatherings, and church socials. In SWEETS, Patty shares her family’s stories, maxims, and magical desserts, many named after family members like Cud’n Daisy, Aunt Sug, and My My, her beloved grandmother. Part recipe book, part family history, this sweet-as-can-be cookbook is a heartfelt tribute to women who ruled the home and the kitchen with their wisdom, hearts, and cooking.
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Sweets: Soul Food Desserts and Memories by Patty Pinner and photographed by Sheri Giblin

Growing up in a large African-American family in a small town in Michigan, Patty Pinner spent her childhood helping the women of the house-the Queens of Soul Food-whip up the sweet treats that crowned family dinners, neighborhood gatherings, and church socials. In SWEETS, Patty shares her family’s stories, maxims, and magical desserts, many named after family members like Cud’n Daisy, Aunt Sug, and My My, her beloved grandmother. Part recipe book, part family history, this sweet-as-can-be cookbook is a heartfelt tribute to women who ruled the home and the kitchen with their wisdom, hearts, and cooking.

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soulbrotherv2:

African American Civil War Nurses and Cooks
African American women, as well as some men, often worked as nurses, cooks and laundry workers in both Union and Confederate hospitals during the war. According to the Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation website, around 181 African American nurses served in military hospitals in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina during the war. One such famous nurse was Harriet Tubman, who served in numerous military hospital before she was eventually appointed matron of the Colored Hospital at Fort Monroe in Virginia in 1865. A number of African American men even worked as army surgeons, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine website, but they were confined to military hospitals or recruiting stations because white surgeons refused to work alongside them in the field.
Image and caption via the African American Historical Photo Archive.

soulbrotherv2:

African American Civil War Nurses and Cooks

African American women, as well as some men, often worked as nurses, cooks and laundry workers in both Union and Confederate hospitals during the war. According to the Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation website, around 181 African American nurses served in military hospitals in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina during the war. One such famous nurse was Harriet Tubman, who served in numerous military hospital before she was eventually appointed matron of the Colored Hospital at Fort Monroe in Virginia in 1865. A number of African American men even worked as army surgeons, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine website, but they were confined to military hospitals or recruiting stations because white surgeons refused to work alongside them in the field.

Image and caption via the African American Historical Photo Archive.

dynamicafrica:

Black woman, you carry too heavy a burden
Come, stay with me
Come, rest a while
Rest your weary bones
And let sleep nourish your battered soul

Mickalene Thomas
Instant Gratification (from the Brawling Spitfire wrestling series), 2005
Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood, 84 x 72 in.
Courtesy the artist

Tesfay Atchbekha Negga
Title Unknown

Girltripped
Poise

Zinaida Serebriakova
Resting black girl, Marrakesh (1928)

Paul Gauguin
Are you jealous? (1892)

Tesfay Atchbekha Negga
Title Unknown

Tesfay Atchbekha Negga
Title Unknown

Mickalene Thomas
Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires, 2012

Mickalene Thomas
Tamika Sur Une Chaise Longue (2008)

Everett Spruill
Beach Nude

(via ladyspeechsankofa)

soulbrotherv2:

Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History  by Joel Christian Gill
Strange Fruit, Volume I is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books.
Among the stories included are: Henry “Box” Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall “Major” Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West.
Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history.
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soulbrotherv2:

Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History  by Joel Christian Gill

Strange Fruit, Volume I is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books.

Among the stories included are: Henry “Box” Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall “Major” Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West.

Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history.

[book link]

missjia:

Don’t tell me I’m pretty for a Blaxk girl! @skyetownsend’s followers weren’t playing last time and even pushed to relaunch the campaign again! The design is available for approximately 6 days and some change! Get yours (yes they ship internationally and are unisex, so ladies, check the size chart but you’d be good ordering a size down)! TEESPRING.COM/BLACKGIRL 👈👈

missjia:

Don’t tell me I’m pretty for a Blaxk girl! @skyetownsend’s followers weren’t playing last time and even pushed to relaunch the campaign again! The design is available for approximately 6 days and some change! Get yours (yes they ship internationally and are unisex, so ladies, check the size chart but you’d be good ordering a size down)! TEESPRING.COM/BLACKGIRL 👈👈

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soulbrotherv2:

Epic Performance by James Brown on the David Letterman Show

The Godfather of Soul makes an appearance on the old “Late Night with David Letterman” on July 12, 1982. This is the best TV performance I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen a TV audience respond like this. Paul Shaffer and the fellas proved they really were The World’s Most Dangerous Band this night!

fattyfourlyfe:

spookymuffinz:

cubebreaker:

Designer Goula Figeura’s Orwell day bed lets you easily shut yourself off from the outside world with its light and noise-cancelling curtains.

i made something like this once i called it my cave it was one of them futon bunkbeds but the top was just a storage place for all my crap and i had thick blankets draping over the bottom bunk and it was my favorite thing

Need!

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