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Hot Chicken Is Hot, But Who’s Benefiting?

As white chefs and restaurateurs cash in on the hot chicken trend, are the people who invented the dish getting the credit they deserve?

What McDonald’s Can Tell Us About Black America

For decades McDonald’s has been a community hub and pathway into business for many Black Americans. But it’s also been a tool for those seeking to preserve segregation

In Search Of Rosa Parks’ Pancakes
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The civil rights icon's unusual pancake recipe — with peanut butter in the batter — offers a glimpse into her personal life and reveals the history of a southern food staple.

Searching For Rosa Parks’ Pancakes

The civil rights icon's unusual pancake recipe -- with peanut butter in the batter -- offers a glimpse into her personal life and reveals the history of a southern food staple.

Other People’s Food Pt. 3: The Order That Changed The World

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating Other People's Food. We meet Joe McNeil, whose order at a segregated lunch counter in 1960 changed the way Americans eat forever.

Other People’s Food Pt. 3: The Order That Changed The World

Joe McNeil's order at a segregated lunch counter in 1960 changed the way Americans eat forever. We met him for lunch to discuss his historic protest -- and the finer points of apple pie.