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Good For What Ails You: Secrets of the Bayou Healers | 1998 – YouTube

Even today, on the Louisiana bayous, alligator grease relieves asthma, a buried potato cures warts, and “smoking a baby” eases the pains of colic. Enter this distinctive tradition of faith healing, herbal remedy, and ritual magic as this documentary follows respected “traiteurs” to gather wild teas, brew homemade cough syrup, invoke the saints at home altars, and most of all, heal the sick.

The Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for her treatment at the 1973 Oscars : NPR

NEW YORK — Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences apologized to her for the abuse she endured.The Academy Museum of…

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The Bad History Drinking Game (feat. Miniminuteman) – YouTube

Come play a drinking game with us… forever… and ever… and ever…Join me and Milo from @Miniminuteman – TikTok star, archaeology whizz, and the Margaery Tyrell to my Cersei Lannister (younger, more beautiful, etc etc) – as we torture each other with terrible, terrible history from all the dark corners of the internet. The rules of the game are simple: for each round, we predict what braindead, tired, cliche, awful talking points our ears are about to be assaulted with. Every time we guess right, we drink.

HBCU-Inspired Dolls Hit Shelves at Target • EBONY

Younger generations are being exposed to endless possibilities for their future through positive representation. Now, little Black children everywhere are seeing themselves in ways that older generations were never exposed to, especially through books, clothing, media and toys.Produced by the Black-owned start-up Purpose Toys, HBCYoU Dolls are the latest (and…

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Royal Portrait: The Regality of Indigenous Women | Arts & Entertainment

At the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, a new exhibit just opened that features an Indigenous artist’s exhibition, Royal Portrait, emphasizing the importance of Indigenous matriarchs through reimagining royal regalia and portraiture. Source: Royal Portrait: The Regality of Indigenous Women | Arts & Entertainment

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Four Black Celebrities That Became Citizens Of African Countries

Actor Samuel L. Jackson gained Gabonese citizenship after tracing his ancestry to the Benga tribe. According to The Guardian, “Jackson traced his roots to the Bantu tribe in Gabon. The Bantu people are speakers of Bantu languages, comprising several hundred indigenous ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa, spread over a vast…

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Black American cooks preserve the legacy of fried okra, while adding their own flavor | The Seattle Times

For the born-and-bred Southerner, few culinary experiences rival the intense satisfaction of biting into perfectly fried okra.“Whether it was at Sunday dinner, in a cafeteria or in a restaurant, a meal simply wasn’t complete without fried okra,” said Marcus Davis, who owns Kulture, a Southern restaurant in his native Houston,…

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‘Road to Healing’ begins in Oklahoma – Indian Country Today

The purpose of the initiative is to meet with federal Indian boarding school survivors and their descendants to share their experiences. It was launched in May when the first volume of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative’s investigative report was released. Source: ‘Road to Healing’ begins in Oklahoma – Indian…

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