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The Dynamism Of Black American Naming

What’s in a name? Naming in African communities is an act steeped in tradition and, some say, one that comes with spiritual consequences for the bearer. Children are named to honor an ancestor, to reflect a significant event in a space in time, even to…

Find a mate to match your mountain

My husband does the lion's share of the cooking in our house. I can cook, but he's the better culinary artist. He grows and uses his own herbs in his dishes. Our family has developed a palette that demands more than salt and pepper to…