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Book talk series with Black writers highlight their knowledge and expertise through memoirs, biographies and historical novels

(02/16/23 1:00pm)

As part of the many events in the D.C. area this Black History Month, Politics and Prose hosted a series of talks and readings focusing on topics related to the experiences of Black people in America from Feb. 2-7. These readings act as a starting rather than an ending point for valued and necessary conversations. 

Comfort Foods: Pumpkin bread that has incited a family competition

(12/07/22 6:53pm)

During the holiday season growing up, my mother would make pumpkin bread for all of our neighbors. Just before Thanksgiving, she would spend a weekend with our worn metal tins, baking for the whole neighborhood. When she was finished, she would hand me the loaves and give directions to which neighbors I should deliver the treats to. Still, no neighbor or in-law has ever gotten their hands on our family’s pumpkin bread recipe.