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A Day in Kibera with Rising Drill Rapper Big Yasa

The drill rapper takes us on a tour of his favorite food spots in the place he calls home.

Kibera, Nairobi’s notorious urban informal settlement, is home to 250,000 people across about only a square mile. In modest dwellings made from mud and corrugated iron or in solid but basic colonial-era homes, Kibera’s inhabitants are plagued by intermittent electricity and struggle to gain access to running water.

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Celebrating the African Influences in African American Cuisine

A new exhibition at The Africa Center in Harlem spotlights the ongoing but often-overlooked contributions of Africans to culinary culture.

Africans have been instrumental in shaping the cuisine of America and the rest of the world for centuries — from the slaves who were forced across the Atlantic and brought with them unique foods, culinary traditions, and technologies, to the later African American chefs, farmers, innovators, and businesses who have profoundly impacted the way we eat and think about food. The Africa Center’s exhibition, titled African/American: Making the Nation’s Table, curated by Dr. Jessica Harris, a leading expert on the culinary culture of the African diaspora, seeks to honor those individuals and their legacy.

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This Couple is Creating a New Line of Frozen West African Meals

Chicago-based couple Perteet and Fred Spencer have signed a deal with Whole Foods to produce frozen traditional West African meals.

Watch the First Episode of Emtee’s Cooking Show ‘Munchies With The GOAT’

Emtee shares recipes for "munchies, not meals" in his new cooking show.

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This 21-Year-Old Entrepreneur Is Bringing Nigerian Palm Wine Into the Future One Bottle At a Time

With her bottled palm wine company "Pamii" Daniella Ekwueme is improving on tradition and filling a void in the Nigerian spirits market.