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Soul Food Cooking Classes Start this Week

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Andrew Wood, chef and class instructor at the learning kitchen for UW Health at the American Center, and Jim Krueger, Executive Director of the North/Eastside Senior Coalition, stopped by NBC15 News at 11 to talk about a program helping senior adults cook soul food.

The idea for the class came from a series of forums held with African American senior adults conducted by NESCO (located inside Warner Park Community Center), the Area Agency on Aging of Dane County and United Way of Dane County, according to Krueger. The purpose of the forums was to identify current issues facing African American senior adults and discuss strategies for addressing some of the needs.

Three of…

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New Research Shows That Soul Food Is The Culprit When It Comes To High Blood Pressure In African Americans

New Research Shows That Soul Food Is The Culprit When It Comes To High Blood Pressure In African Americans | BLAVITY


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Infusing African Soul Into Sneakers

Jide Ipaye loves sneakers. Growing up, he had a hard time finding cool ones in his size, so he learned to make his own. But why keep a good thing to …
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‘Think’ exhibit celebrates the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin performs at The Fox Theatre on March 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Fox Theatre)

An estate-approved exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit features a tribute to Aretha Franklin’s life and legacy that aims to be a “much longer expression” of the celebrated music icon.

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“Think: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul” will open this week and will run until Jan. 21, 2019. The museum previously hosted Franklin’s public viewing following her death from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.

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‘The Soul as a Picture Gallery’: Mid-Century African-American Portraits | by Gaiutra Bahadur | NYR Daily

The Metropolitan Museum of ArtStudio Portrait (detail) by an unknown American photographer, 1940s–1950s; click for the full image

At the entrance to the Met’s exhibition of mid-twentieth-century African-American photographs, a small placard politely asks for help: “Does someone look familiar? Please kindly send your suggestion.” A sense of loss shadows the request to identify the subjects. It is a reminder that these portraits were mislaid or discarded and eventually ended up at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in California and other resting places for the forgotten, where the Met’s buyers eventually found them. Though salvaged, the images remain tinted by this history, their anonymity like a kind of sepia.

Most people fade into oblivion over time, but African Americans have historically…

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‘Soul of a Nation’ Opens in New York Where Many of the Exhibition Artists Were Active During the Civil Rights, Blac…

“Pittsburgh Memory” (1964) by Romare Bearden


HOW SHOULD AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS respond to the Civil Rights Movement? The question was central to the organization of Spiral, the New York artist collective formed in 1963 in advance of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The 15-member group including Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Reginald Gammon, and Emma Amos, the youngest and only female member, was short-lived, yet pivotal. Spiral mounted only one exhibition in 1965 and dissolved later that year.

The issues Spiral artists debated—how to best express themselves at a time when matters of race and rights were dominating the national discourse—reflect the organizing themes of “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” which opened today at the…

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