In The Kitchen

Early Learning Creates Community at W.B. Goodwin Elementary

There is a lot to learn about entering Kindergarten. That’s why staff members at W.B. Goodwin Elementary School (WBGES) are helping families get an early jump on the 2019-2020 school year through their series of “CD Head Start Parent Meetings.” Jatonya Frasier, Goodwin’s Head Start Family Advocate, helped organize a meeting just before Spring Break…

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Fresh Future Farm Hopes SC Black Farmers Conference Becomes Annual Gathering

By Damion Smalls North Charleston’s Chicora-Cherokee area urban garden and grocery store Fresh Future Farm (FFF) brought together dozens of agricultural entrepreneurs and advocates locally and nationally to the inaugural South Carolina Black Farmers Conference March 26. With the theme “Growing Farmers in Community,” FFF Chief Farm Officer and co-founder Germaine Jenkins knows all too…

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Historic Noir Coffee Group: Three Men and a Dream

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. , NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Historic Noir Coffee Group is coming to a grocery store near you. The brain child of Ricardo Richardson and his collaborators Deron Moreman and Christopher Brown, the three childhood friends got together to form The Historic Noir Coffee Group, LLC and launch Historic Noir…

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Black Restaurant Week Serves Up Cuisine And Cocktails With A Side Of Culinary Activism

Enticing foodies across the nation with the soulful flavors and tantalizing aromas of Pan-African cuisine, Black Restaurant Week LLC will kick-off its fourth year in April with an eight-city U.S. tour. With a mission to support the entire culinary industry, including restauranteurs, chefs, caterers, food trucks, bartenders and farmers, the cultural movement has expanded to include a special…

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Ma Gloria’s Trinidadian Restaurant Opens in North Charleston

By Damion Smalls Ma Gloria’s Trinidad Catering has ventured into the restaurant business, opening its doors at 3313 Meeting St. Road March 22. Promoting an homely atmosphere accentuated by fresh ingredients, Ma Gloria’s represents the effervescent food culture of Caribbean island nations Trinidad and Tobago that has satisfied locals for several years. Chef Roxann Melville,…

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CCSD Offers Family Style Dining at CD and Head Start Schools

The three-year-old students in Shirley Alston and Marie Bennett’s class at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School have table manners that could rival most adults. That’s because the teachers spend every single day modeling proper mealtime etiquette through Family Style Dining. Federal guidelines dictate that Early Head Start and Head Start students must be served all meals using…

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The Post & Courier Collaborates With The Chronicle For Food History Project

By Damion Smalls Lowcountry newspapers The Post & Courier and The Charleston Chronicle are teaming up to bring stories of the city’s racial past to the forefront by welcoming Black community members to take part in an upcoming news publication concerning the social integration of Charleston’s restaurants. The news outlets are offering Black Charlestonians that…

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