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Lupita, Whitenicious and the Ownership of Beauty
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Lupita, Whitenicious and the Ownership of Beauty

Posted February 28th, 2014 by in Articles, Blog, Culture, Fashion, Race, Womanism

The notion that Lupita Nyong’o is beautiful has been breaking news for several weeks now. I haven’t been able to participate in the public celebration of her beauty for several reasons. Because I wonder if all the people posting and reposting would have hailed Queen Lupita if they’d seen her walking down an Atlanta street […]

Egusi, the Organic West African Miracle Food
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Egusi, the Organic West African Miracle Food

Posted July 23rd, 2013 by in African Foods are Healthy, AFRiCKA, Blog, Food Politics, Health & Vitality, Medical Anthropology

I have always loved egusi more than any other Yoruba soup. If I could eat it with my other Naija favorite, plantain (raw, baked, fried, boiled), every day, I’d be in heaven.  But it tastes much better with eba (dried, fermented cassava) or iyan (pounded yam) But what is Egusi, really?   Egusi (“Citrullus Lanatus”) […]