Gumbo for the Soul

Gumbo for the Soul

-Tee C Royal, founder of RAWSISTAZ Literary Group Gumbo for The Soul Publications and logo are registered trademarks of Beverly Black Johnson.

Author: Beverly Black Johnson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440101267

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Here's Our Child, Where's The Village?" conveys that every child deserves the opportunity to flourish as happy, thriving and free spirited people regardless of race and the displacement factors governing their lives. The question isn't Here's Our Child, Where's The Village? The question is whose village will you be? We must bear each others burdens. Though the village has been replaced by concrete and Roe v. Wade, there remains innocent children deserving of love and a safe haven. They may be parentless, but they are not Godless Bruce George, Co-Founder of Def Poetry Jam) Connecting kids to permanency is paramount. Stacia C. Hammond- Executive Director/Founder Adoption Support & Consultation Services of Florida, Inc. (ASCS) It gives me great pleasure to pen the foreword for Here's Our Child; Where's the Village? and participate in the efforts of the Gumbo for the Soul project. The joy one gets from a child is indescribable, but something everyone can enjoy in one capacity or another; especially if we believe in the old African Proverb, it takes a village to raise a child . Tee C Royal, founder of RAWSISTAZ Literary Group Gumbo for The Soul Publications and logo are registered trademarks of Beverly Black Johnson. All Right Reserved Proverbs 10:14 Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.
Categories: Education

A Second Helping of Gumbo for the Soul

A Second Helping of Gumbo for the Soul

This second edition is a sequel to the first Gumbo for the Soul and includes more.

Author: Michelle Trotman Scott

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641138727

Category: Education

Page: 261

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A Second Helping of Gumbo for the Soul is a collection of essays, stories, and narratives designed to inspire and empower women of color through the use of storytelling and narratives. This second edition is a sequel to the first Gumbo for the Soul and includes more...
Categories: Education



A little history on gumbo shows that it originally started as a poor man's dish, because it could be made with ... ask a New Orleanian what recipe to follow, he or she would say that there's no recipe per se, just a feeling in the soul.





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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Bayou Farewell

Bayou Farewell

The filé, again, is an old Indian spice. The hot peppers and Tabasco sauce commonly served with gumbo evolve directly from the early Spanish colonizers of Louisiana. And the roux, the soul of the dish, is, of course, French.

Author: Mike Tidwell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307424921

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as unique, complex, and beautiful as the terrain itself. As award-winning travel writer Mike Tidwell journeys through the bayou, he introduces us to the food and the language, the shrimp fisherman, the Houma Indians, and the rich cultural history that makes it unlike any other place in the world. But seeing the skeletons of oak trees killed by the salinity of the groundwater, and whole cemeteries sinking into swampland and out of sight, Tidwell also explains why each introduction may be a farewell—as the storied Louisiana coast steadily erodes into the Gulf of Mexico. Part travelogue, part environmental exposé, Bayou Farewell is the richly evocative chronicle of the author's travels through a world that is vanishing before our eyes.
Categories: Travel

Sacral Grooves Limbo Gateways

Sacral Grooves  Limbo Gateways

This gumbo, a dish for—reference to the epicure and the vrai gourmet are not in place—this more than a savory dish—the dish irresistible—the most soul- satisfying of all the dishes that Negro cookery has given the South.28 Here as much ...

Author: Keith Cartwright

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820345369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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“We're seeing people that we didn't know exist,” the director of FEMA acknowledged in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Sacral Grooves, Limbo Gateways offers a corrective to some of America's institutionalized invisibilities by delving into the submerged networks of ritual performance, writing, intercultural history, and migration that have linked the coastal U.S. South with the Caribbean and the wider Atlantic world. This interdisciplinary study slips beneath the bar of rigid national and literary periods, embarking upon deeper—more rhythmic and embodied—signatures of time. It swings low through ecologies and symbolic orders of creolized space. And it reappraises pluralistic modes of knowledge, kinship, and authority that have sustained vital forms of agency (such as jazz) amid abysses of racialized trauma. Drawing from Haitian Vodou and New Orleanian Voudou and from Cuban and South Floridian Santería, as well as from Afro-Baptist (Caribbean, Geechee, and Bahamian) models of encounters with otherness, this book reemplaces deep-southern texts within the counterclockwise ring-stepping of a long Afro-Atlantic modernity. Turning to an orphan girl's West African initiation tale to follow a remarkably traveled body of feminine rites and writing (in works by Paule Marshall, Zora Neale Hurston, Lydia Cabrera, William Faulkner, James Weldon Johnson, and LeAnne Howe, among others), Cartwright argues that only in holistic form, emergent from gulfs of cross-cultural witness, can literary and humanistic authority find legitimacy. Without such grounding, he contends, our educational institutions blind and even poison students, bringing them to “swallow lye,” like the grandson of Phoenix Jackson in Eudora Welty's “A Worn Path.” Here, literary study may open pathways to alternative medicines—fetched by tenacious avatars like Phoenix (or an orphan Kumba or a shell-shaking Turtle)—to remedy the lies our partial histories have made us swallow.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Creative Therapist

The Creative Therapist

With it, he christened the beginning of my journey into the heart of southern mojo, gumbo cures, and swamp wisdom. Soul and creativity flourish in the southern swamps, and in Louisiana, there is something extra that we call lagniappe.

Author: Bradford Keeney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135841706

Category: Psychology

Page: 318

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In The Creative Therapist, Bradford Keeney makes the case that "creativity is the most essential aspect of vibrant, meaningful, and successful therapy." No matter what therapeutic orientation one practices, it must be awakened by creativity in order for the session to come alive. This book presents a theoretical framework that provides an understanding of how to go outside habituated ways of therapy in order to bring forth new and innovative possibilities. A basic structure for creative therapy, based on the outline of a three-part theatrical play, is also set forth. With these frameworks, practical guidelines detail how to initiate and implement creative contributions to any therapeutic situation.
Categories: Psychology

Thank You Jesus You Never Change

Thank You Jesus  You Never Change

Since this was Sunday morning, I decided to listen to my favorite show, “Super Soul Sunday” with Oprah. ... or do we want chicken, sausage, shrimp and crab gumbo all rolled into one or perhaps a crab boil with similar gumbo ingredients.

Author: Frances Purnell-Dampier

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490757803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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You have cancer! These are chilling words to hear, which no human soul should ever have to hear, but that was the case for this author, like so many unsuspecting souls. This bold, serious, jaw-dropping, inspirational journal explores the stark, undeniable facts about the disease and the psychological and physical toll it takes on the mind and body. It permeates the mind of the authors as she investigates ways to combat the disease. She becomes a fierce warrior against the disease. Because of the deep faith in God possessed by the author, the journal becomes instrumental in helping not only her but uses the journal as a means of helping others who maybe questioning Why me? and going through the same insurmountable journey. The spiritually filled journal provides many valuable tips on how to remain serene, healthy, and positive as she maneuvers through chemotherapy and radiation. It gives clues to avoid falling into dangerous routines and false information. The author enjoys soulful southern cooking, which became a lifeline for her very survival. She uses this somber time to write, reflect, and experiment with delicious recipes, which accounted for her positive outcomes and the most satisfying, mouthwatering recipes one would ever hope to devour. Although struck with a horrifying disease, this author took the high road and determined that with God, all things are possible and that nothing could interfere with the life and goals she still needed to conquer. Cancer was only a tool to a much greater means. Her mission was to reach as many people as possible to let them know that God would provide them with life abundantly.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gullah Girl in the Bayou

Gullah Girl in the Bayou

Soul. Pots boil, and the nutty scent of butter and flour on the stove keeps Jolan close. The smell makes Jolan's mouth water. Aza sits politely, only his tail thumping like a clock. “This here's Creole Gumbo,” Elli tells him.

Author: S.A. Gibson

Publisher: Bublish, Inc.

ISBN: 9781950282005

Category: Young Adult Fiction


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In the Mississippi bayou, trouble has gone unchecked for years. Lakisha, a young girl from the Gullah lands, is joined by her friend, Jolan and dog, Aza as they travel to the troubled tribe of Ulis as representatives of The Library. But the journey isn’t easy—especially when Lakisha and Jolan are separated and captured by dueling tribes. Alone in the Lu’hu territory, Lakisha must now attempt to mend the Lu’hu and Ulis peace that has been crumbling for decades. On the other side, Jolan is brought to Ulis and explains what happened to their Librarian. With good intentions, Jolan is coerced into a nefarious plan that he believes will help bring Lakisha back. The leaders of the two tribes strive for peace during the Harvest Festival, but a storm is brewing uneasy and causing tension among the warriors. To protect a divided region from exploding with decades-old hurts and simmering grievances, they must find a way to deliver peace to warring nation. Can Lakisha prevent a bloody battle while emotions are at an all time high?
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Eating Las Vegas 2011

Eating Las Vegas 2011

When it comes to barbecue, Southern cooking, or soul food, Vegas is not, let's face it, Kansas City, Memphis, ... Still, the sweet fragrant corncakes that come with your order, gumbo stocked with crab, sausage, and chicken on the bone, ...

Author: John Curtas

Publisher: Huntington Press Inc


Category: Reference

Page: 149

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In Eating Las Vegas, John Curtas, Max Jacobson, and Al Mancini spotlight the 50 restaurants they could all agree are essential stops for foodies, visitors, and locals seeking an unforgettable meal. In the city that boasts more than 2,000 places for dining out, this groundbreaking guide ushers you through the best of what this dining destination has to offer, with reviews covering the best of the city's most lavish dining rooms to off-the-Strip ethnic gems. Once you've made your way through all 50, you can truly say you've "eaten Las Vegas."
Categories: Reference

Donut Nation

Donut Nation

... Brenda's French Soul Food. Brenda was born in a suburb of the Crescent City to a Creole-Filipino family, so the fare ranged from gumbo to lumpia. She switched her palette for her palate—after graduating with a degree in art, ...

Author: Ellen Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762456055

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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Donuts are America's favorite treat and, in Donut Nation, Ellen Brown travels the United States in search of the best donut shops. From beloved mom-and-pop establishments and roadside cafes to innovative boutiques and artisanal restaurants, there are more than seventy hand-crafted donut shops to take you from Maine to Arizona. Perfect for the cross-country explorer or home chef, it also includes mouthwatering recipes for donuts like Orange-Pistachio Cake, Maple Bacon, and Strawberry-Buttermilk. Donut Nation is a one-of-a-kind trip to the heart of an American classic.
Categories: Travel