REVIEW: Are You Ready to Celebrate ‘Jubilee’?

There could be an inherent pressure that comes with Toni Tipton-Martin‘s newest project, Jubilee, since it comes on the heels of her James Beard Award-winning book The Jemima Code. It could’ve been that Tipton-Martin, who was the first food editor for a daily American newspaper at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, felt she had something toContinue reading “REVIEW: Are You Ready to Celebrate ‘Jubilee’?”

REVIEW: Best Friend Las Vegas

I spent last weekend totally and happily immersed in the MGM Resorts International and Park MGM food culture as part of #DawsonEatsTravels. One of my first stops was the incredibly eclectic Best Friend Las Vegas where Chef Roy Choi serves up some of the best comfort food Vegas has to offer. Choi, who is nowContinue reading “REVIEW: Best Friend Las Vegas”

REVIEW: Cathy’s Kitchen

One of the most satisfying parts of this mission I’ve been on to promote, amplify and spotlight Black chefs has been being able to sample unique cuisine all across America. During a recent visit to St. Louis, I had to honor of visiting a Black-owned establishment in the middle of Ferguson, MO: Cathy’s Kitchen RestaurantContinue reading “REVIEW: Cathy’s Kitchen”

REVIEW: ‘With The Fire On High’ by Elizabeth Acevedo

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over fourteen years of performance poetry experience, Acevedo is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Cave Canem Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow,Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘With The Fire On High’ by Elizabeth Acevedo”

#TheCHI: A Black Male Situation

It’s no secret I had problems with the freshman season of Showtime’s The Chi. The series, created by Emmy winner Lena Waithe, got off to a solid start yet somewhere between episodes 3 and 5, it dipped and became somewhat incoherent. The flow was gone, mainly with the storyline that involved the character Ronnie. It didn’t feelContinue reading “#TheCHI: A Black Male Situation”