African American-Jewish ✡culinary historian/Author:THE COOKING GENE (HarperCollins) #LGBT 🏳️🌈JAMES BEARD AWARD 2018 KOSHERSOUL 2022 JEWISH BOOK OF THE YEAR
Sep 2, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
I was a Revolutionary In Residence at @colonialwmsburg I take exception to this part of the Atlantic article. The voices of Black living history professionals matter. I agree with the majority of the piece but this part needs context.
WE NEED MORE AFRICAN AMERICANS VISITING HISTORIC SITES RELATED TO ENSLAVEMENT AND RESISTANCE!
The ppl I celebrate splashed on Florida water cologne&crushed dark bricks for blush.They chose their children's names by Bible prophecy or by season or day of the week. They resisted white supremacy by making irresistable music genres.Their doors were painted "Haint Blue..."
Their grandparents were the Antebellums.They had hog bladders for firecrackers.Names were based on whispers frm Africa.Jesus wasn't official&spirit in the trees weren't obsolete.Cotton tobacco rice&sugar defined life.They fought&prayed.They paid an enormous price for our freedom.
Aug 23, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
I really cannot stand it when people obscure the histories of Washington D.C. and Maryland and call them Northern. To do so is to obscure the powerfully deep role that enslavement and segregation had in shaping not only the region but American History.
I would argue we stop making the word "Condederacy" synonymous with "The South."
Aug 16, 2018 • 13 tweets • 2 min read
Let's talk about #Omarosa for a second time...
Cut the dumb broad narrative out. It's misogynistic b.s.
May 11, 2018 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
When I was in an abusive relationship my ex who is white would use the I'm going to call the police on me all the time and did once and even started screaming that I was attacking him even though I was outside and was screaming for help and called the cops myself.
The dispatcher was Black. She told me to have empty pockets and hands. She saved my life.
Feb 10, 2018 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
Let's have a chat brother Jamal.
Black historical interpreters are not slaves. They interpret the lives of our Ancestors. Without them our past lacks a critical voice bolstered by our contemporary experience.
Jan 13, 2018 • 24 tweets • 5 min read
After some consideration I took down my screenshot tweet of me crying in reaction to the #shitholecountries#ShitHole commentary. I didn't want to but I was getting so much vocal abuse for it I had to let it go. The abusive language went from being 100% Trump troll to 100% Black.
I reached thousands of people and my message was simple. Some of us are getting to breakdown stage over the undoing of a liberal democracy in America. Words will never hurt me does not apply we are facing policy changes that are not easy to undo.
Sep 27, 2017 • 25 tweets • 7 min read
African Americans we need to have a serious talk about slavery. Some of y'all don't understand why living history is important.
African American interpreters are not doing cosplay of slavery. We are taking control of the narrative. Making our Ancestors 3 dimensional.