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Why Red Food & Drinks Are Consumed on Juneteenth & 9 Recipes You Can Make at HomeWhy Red Food & Drinks Are Consumed on Juneteenth & 9 Recipes You Can Make at Home

When we hear the words Independence Day, most of us think of the 4th of July, the day America gained its freedom from Great Britain. But there’s another Freedom Day that is not as well-known, though it holds even greater significance to many African Americans. Juneteenth, Freedom Day or even Jubilee Day is the day that Union General Gordon Granger read a federal order that would free the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, a good two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. It became a joyous day to celebrate, first in Texas, and then in other parts

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Cooking My Way Home For JuneteenthCooking My Way Home For Juneteenth

I’ve never really celebrated Juneteenth. The last time I noted the holiday was when the Black company I worked for hired a clueless white man as my supervisor who then, at their request, turned around and laid me off on Juneteenth — an apt day to get off a plantation, I guess!

My Virginia and North Carolina-rooted family has chosen the Fourth of July as our time to celebrate and gather together down in Roxboro, NC on our organic family farm, Abanitu. It’s not because we believe in the lies America tells itself about liberty, justice or anything else;

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Sushi cakes are all the rage. Here’s how to make one at homeSushi cakes are all the rage. Here’s how to make one at home

Who says cakes have to be sweet?

Sushi shops from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Atlanta, Georgia, are serving a fresh take on cake — white rice instead of white cake and raw fish instead of frosting. And these cakes have only grown in popularity since the pandemic started.

“We have a lot of customers who ordered the cake last year to make their celebrations a little more special and memorable,” Michael Narito, chef and manager at Aloha Cones in Honolulu, who has more than a decade of experience as a sushi chef in Hawaii, told TODAY Food. He makes about

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