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Mash-Up Round-Up: Cheesecake + Black Is King

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The week of August 1, 2020 was screaming in Iceland for stress relief, reliving our formative years with Liz and Alanis, and the tiniest bit of hope for all of us.

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Mash-Ups In The News:

Why Oprah Gave Up Her Cover For The First Time Ever To Honor Breonna Taylor

“Imagine if three unidentified men burst into your home while you were sleeping…What I know for sure: We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice. And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine. I cry for justice in her name.”

via Oprah Mag

When Did Recipe Writing Get So…Whitewashed?

Taking credit for the recipes of people they enslaved or renaming jollof rice to “baked tomato pepper rice”— food media always addresses the white reader from a white point of view.

Cookbook authors Priya Krishna and Yewande Komolafe discuss.

via Bon Appetit

Theo, Homeless At Age 7

Theo and his mom have been homeless since Theo was born. For them, life follows a cycle of tents in parks to hotel rooms and tents again, with help coming and going along the way.

via SF Chronicle

I Went To Disney World

Florida breaks death records each day, and Disney World is open. Hear from one journalist about the uncanny dissonance and isolation of Disney World in a pandemic, devoid of wait times and visible smiles.

via The Atlantic

One Korean American’s Racial Reckoning

“It’s not about a shared struggle. It’s not about being the same. It’s not about us experiencing the same things. It’s actually about us experiencing uniquely different things. It’s putting a stake in the ground and saying this matters. And it’s about liberation for Black folks.”

via NPR

Bay Area Cheesecake Basuku Finds A Cult Following

There are plenty of overhyped $35 pastries in the world, but this Japanese-style La Viña’s Basque cheesecake is a work of quarantine serendipity that offers moments of pandemic-free bliss.

via SF Chronicle

How America’s Coronavirus Response Looks Abroad

Nearly 150,000 lives lost, mind-boggling unemployment, conspiracy theories, house parties, Disney World, no mass testing, and terrible decisions by terrible leaders. Here’s America today through the eyes of the world.

via NY Times

ICE Agents Complain About Nazi Comparisons, Say They’re Only Enforcing The Laws

We just can’t with this.

via Newsweek

Together, You Can Redeem The Soul Of Our Nation: By John Lewis

“When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part…”

Written shortly before his death, this essay by John Lewis was to be published upon the day of his funeral. Read, listen, and stand up.

via NY Times

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