Sunday, June 16, 2024

Black community

This North LB farm hosts magical dinners—and they’re about to become a monthly tradition

Chef Rod Dodd and his crew Organic Harvest Gardens have long embodied the spirit of community and food-as-a-connector—and the chef wants to extend that spirit as he invites more and more people to his humble plot for a trip to gastronomical church.

Long Beach Lost: The cringey and strange tale of how Lucille’s Smokehouse created a fictitious Black woman for their brand

In a move that echoes the controversy surrounding Quaker Oats's creation of Aunt Jemima, Lucille's proudly admitted to creating Lucille Buchanan, a fictitious Black woman from South Carolina which inspired their barbecue. Come the BLM protests of 2020, the restaurant removed the entire story without a word.

Leimert Park legend Ackee Bamboo Jamaican Cuisine hopes to open Long Beach location in May

Ackee Bamboo, one of the region's most respected Jamaican cuisine destinations, is a welcomed addition to a city that severely lacks food from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.

The Afro-Latino roots of L.A. is a history we should all know in light of racist comments from Latino leaders

Perturbing conversations between four Latino political leaders of Los Angeles—unveiling vile, racist comments that targets Black and Indigenous populations—are but a reminder that L.A.'s history has deep roots with Afro-Latinos.

From curry goat to Haitian carnitas, Cheri’s hopes to make Caribbean food in Long Beach a staple

After the closure of Callaloo on Anaheim, the need for Caribbean cuisine representation has been felt for years—and Cheri's hopes to change just that.

Tucked under a freeway in North Long Beach sits Organic Harvest Gardens, a Black-owned farm trying to better the world through harvesting

Chef Rod Dodd has been a steward of both the Black community regionally and the Long Beach food scene—and his mission to better the world through harvesting, education, and love has never changed.

‘Cannibalization of the Black community:’ Residents voice concerns as historic Black core faces divvying via redistricting

While much of the redistricting conversation has revolved around the Cambodian leadership push to unify its own, many Black residents—hindered by a lack of communication and access to information—feel they are being pushed out of a conversation that affects them the most adversely.