Tribute to the Goddess of Soul

Many feminists have tried to claim Aretha Franklin as a woman’s rights activist. She was not. The “Goddess of Soul” was a civil rights activist. Still, the first names that jump at us are Dr. Martin Luther King or Senator John Lewis. If not those names, we would not be surprised to hear Rev. Jessie Jackson […]

West African Cuisine Pt. 2

As I had pointed out back in 2009 (when I wrote the part one of this blog), there is a limitless collection of traditional dishes in West Africa. The tropical rainforested quarter is a cultural hotbed, where you will find at least 18 countries. Each one of these countries has at least ten distinct tribes […]