The feature debut, which was awarded SXSW’s Louis Black “Lone Star” Award earlier this year, centers on the story of a mother and daughter navigating a scholarship pageant.
“I always just hope that it’s a well-rounded story that we’re telling," the Houston chef says.
I’ve always observed Juneteenth, but this year the stakes feel higher than ever.
Descendants of slaves who escaped across the southern border observe Texas’s emancipation holiday with their own unique traditions.
The contributions of African Americans to our country’s barbecue culture are often overlooked. The influences can be hard to trace, which make it tempting to ignore them. Throughout Texas and the rest of the country, records of black barbecue culture are either gone or never existed in the first place. Most newspapers and magazines were…
The menu of Emancipation Day.
It began in 1865 as a joyous celebration of emancipation. Today young black Texans find the holiday overshadowed by more immediate concerns.