a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Food

Merging my Black Southern Jewishness…on a Plate

Posted by: erika on: September 7, 2012

Black-eyed peas, collard greens and corn bread on January 1st were a staple in my home. My mother, a North Carolinian born in the south, raised in the north and still in the Midwest made sure that we ate a full plate of the beans and stewed greens. She said they’d bring us wealth and […]

A week of cross-posting

Posted by: erika on: July 6, 2012

Going through a bit of personal stuff. No worries, M and I are doing well and my family is doing well, overall. Simply the ups and downs of having addiction wreak havoc in a family. Prayers of patience, understanding, and strength are greatly appreciated. I hope to be feeling motivated to write more in the […]

“Jewfro vs. Afro”

Posted by: erika on: June 14, 2011

I’m fascinated by the correlations between Black Americans and Jewish Americans.  It’s not just hair.  I’m working on a larger essay that I will never be completely happy with but let me just say this.  We’re not as different as we’d like to think. 1.  Greens and Black Eyed Peas Ever since I was a little […]


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