Why Does Food Matter?

Why Does Food Matter?

Why Does Food Matter? Everyone eats food. Food helps us to function and survive. However, low-income and minority communities often lack convenient places that offer affordable and healthy foods, these areas are known as food deserts. Food deserts are defined as...
Weapon of Control

Weapon of Control

Weapon of Control Food was used as a weapon to control enslaved blacks.  Abolitionist, social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglass wrote in My Bondage and My Freedom, “I have often been so pinched with hunger, that I have fought with the...
Singing Soul Food

Singing Soul Food

Singing Soul Food Southern cuisine and music were both born out of poverty and hardship and are highlighted in the Singing Soul Food playlist from the Southern Foodways Alliance, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, a nonprofit record label of...
Recipes

Recipes

Recipes Dr. Jessica B. Harris first tasted Yassa in Senegal in 1972 on her first trip to the African continent “and it was love at first bite”. Michael Twitty traced black-eyed peas back to the Middle Passage and its roots in Africa, recognizing it as a seed of Black...

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With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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