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New research shows Blacks cope better than others with early childhood adversity

New research shows Blacks cope better than others with early childhood adversity

May. 29 | News Analysis By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   From ancient philosophers and mystics to modern skeptics and intellectuals alike, the topic of human suffering has spanned the ages and continues to be the source of great contemplation...

Trained doulas can improve childbirth outcomes — Emotional support ‘inseparable’ from cultural support

Trained doulas can improve childbirth outcomes — Emotional support ‘inseparable’ from cultural support

Apr. 17 |         By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   Recent research from the University of Minnesota shows what women like Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra have known for decades: Cultural support during pregnancy has a positive impact on birth outcomes...

Cook to enchant yourself and your loved ones

Cook to enchant yourself and your loved ones

Dec. 26 | While sifting through the daily array of political comments, announcements, advertisements, and bundles of self-promoting rants and web links, something on Twitter caught my attention — a tweet from someone in my circle that said: “How you get...

The healing effect of cooking is in the hand of the preparer

The healing effect of cooking is in the hand of the preparer

Nov. 28 | Salut a los espíritus of this house and the espiritu que abre las puertas,” (greetings to the spirits of this house and the spirit that opens doors), I said as I entered the small one-bedroom apartment of my spiritual godfather from Cuba. Kneeling...

Chicken curry harnesses healing power of spices

Chicken curry harnesses healing power of spices

Oct. 17 |   Is it “chicken curry” or “curry chicken”? While I’ve heard it called both, what really matters is that it’s yummy and healthy, too! A few years ago, I became interested in the healing power of spices, specifically those such as...

Collard greens and chicken sans fat

Collard greens and chicken sans fat

Oct. 3 |   Soul food reinvented using a blend of cultural flavors   Growing up during a time where the daily aroma of fried chicken drifted throughout homes seldom locked, I recall the magical experience of tasting those crispy morsels, prepared...

Cooking from the essence: Who we are is in what we eat

Cooking from the essence: Who we are is in what we eat

Sep. 12 | While good nutrition is certainly important, and the food that we eat influences our health, so does the essence of the cook who prepares it — an essence which not only affects the flavor of the food, but which also determines the overall mind-body-spirit...

Restaurant visit sparks battle of the palate versus the soul

Restaurant visit sparks battle of the palate versus the soul

Apr. 23 |         By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   A few weeks ago, a fellow food enthusiast and I sat down over a plate of bleu cheese-slathered hot wings to talk shop and all things food. Indulging ourselves in a ritual...

Changing diet doesn’t have to mean sacrificing cultural identity

Changing diet doesn’t have to mean sacrificing cultural identity

Mar. 14 |     By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer     If music is the language of the soul, then cooking is the language of the heart. Incidentally, it is the heart which is most affected by the type of food we eat. Yvette Salter, 42,...

Soul food: like Black art or music, embodies transformation

Soul food: like Black art or music, embodies transformation

Jan. 4 |     By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   As Mother Nature has shifted her aura to accommodate the cool, crisp shades of winter, I am reminded that the season of harvest has passed and now is the time for thoughtful reflection,...