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"Black Chefs in the White House" in Denver

"Since George Washington took his slave chef, Hercules, to the nation's first…

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Added by Robust on May 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Tree of Na Raw Chocolates

We received a spritely letter from Tree Na the founder of a raw chocolate company who is passionate about the health benefits of chocolate. Check out her page and her insights on the health…

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Added by Robust on May 7, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

"Scar Stories"

We all have "scar stories" that have the potential to help us grow spiritually and emotionally. In Yas Mag's #ScarStory series, girls share their stories, "break their silence, stop the shame". Click here to read the testimony of EJ blogger La-vainna Seaton and what she calls her #FlyTakeAway from the difficult times.

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Added by Robust on March 15, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT, XMAS EDITION

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FESTIVUS and all the good December well wishes that come with this time of year! Hopefully you're chilling at your grandmother's house stuffing your face and not feeling guilty about that 3rd glass of eggnog, because that's the TRUE meaning of…

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Added by Robust on December 24, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be LADIES EDITION

Sure, punks gotta eat and LADIES is punks too! Some of the most boss eaters we know are chicks and some of the most rocking bands are of the chica variety, so let's do it. Check out this week's round up lady bands good enough to eat.…

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Added by Robust on December 4, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be THANKSGIVING EDITION

Imagine being a fly on the wall at one of the most infamous feasts! A smorgasbord that would give the last supper a run for it's money. A feast that took place in a place that was reminiscent of the…

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Added by Robust on November 21, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be RAPPER EDITION

Is it lunch yet? We're in the mood for sushi, but only because we've been listening to Ava Luna and for WHATEVER REASON Ava Luna reminds us of sushi? Listen to some jams to get your appetite going. It's the next foodie edition of PUNKS GOTTA EAT, and our favorite bands compared…

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Added by Robust on November 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were GOLD food, what food would they be

Off the heels of Halloween, we've been feeling a bit luxurious. Who doesn't love to adorn themselves in GOLD BABY! and feel a little rich? Because lord knows we're on a budget! How extravagant is it that people actually eat gold?! crazy. weird. And what if that extravagance was a…

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Added by Robust on November 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be 2

What's your spirit animal? What's your patronus if you were a Harry Potter person? What songs describe you? if you were a sandwich what kind of sandwich would you be? Welcome to PUNKS GOTTA EAT where…

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Added by Robust on October 15, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be?

There's a thing where dog owners look like their dogs, and it's fucking weird. While slurping down a plate of spagetti we got to thinking how pasta is kind of like music-- everyone likes it, it's everywhere and it can be servered a thousand different ways.…

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Added by Robust on October 5, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Mental Health Disorders in The Black Community: Let's Break The Taboo

I'm a psych major and also suffer from a personality disorder (it's called Borderline Personality Disorder, for those wanting to know or to look it up). I wanted to start this conversation because through personal experience and from my studies I have learned that many African Americans suffer from mental health disorders, but are less likely to get treatment and help for themselves. Is it… Continue

Added by Robust on June 17, 2011 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

Organic food in the Black Community: A desert land



Some time ago a friend asked me if I could drive her to a grocery store because her car was broken down. I offered to take her to one a bit further out but she chose one in the hood that she always goes to. I had never been there before although I had driven past numerous times. I went inside the store with her, following her aisle by aisle as she filled up her cart with canned vegetables, canned fruit and boxes of freeze dried mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. The beef… Continue

Added by Robust on May 20, 2010 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

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