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Mammy's Cupboard

From Mammy to The Marvelous Sugar Baby: The Art of Black Womanhood

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 08.10.2014 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

These two depictions of Black women, "Mammy" and Sugar Baby, both reflect the lived experiences of so many of us in this country. We are told that our bodies are both hypersexual and asexual. We are punished by society for our contradictions, cast as bad mothers and good Jezebels.

Singing the Blues on Highway 61

Christine Buckley | Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel
Christine Buckley

Road trips, much like hot dogs and apple-pie, embody the American experience. I've often said that the open road sings to me. That was most definitely the case during my most recent road trip on Highway 61, The Blues Highway.