By: Chief Gigi Lopez, General Secretary
Black Power Comrades!
For this section of Decolonize Yo’ Diet we are going all the way to West India. This recipe was provided by a comrades grandmother from our Agitation & Propaganda Team!
We chose a very tasty snack called “Dhokla” that basically translates to fermented batter derived from rice and chickpeas. It is a very popular snack and street food in parts of India and can even be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or preferably just as a snack. One of my favorite things about this snack is that it can be served hot, cold or room temperature and it still slaps!
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By: Chief Nyah Akerele
Black Hammer’s mission orbits the need to build self-determining power for our own community. When it comes to the colonized homeless community of Atlanta, many would simply surmise that this issue is nothing new. Homelessness has been plaguing the African and Colonized community since our presence in this U.S. colony, but the way Black Hammer analyzes and politicizes this problem is unique compared to how other bourgeois organizations respond to the contradiction.
On November 30, 2019, 13 Comrades gathered at Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta and handed out food to 100 African and colonized people in under 30 minutes! The menu included curry chicken, sweet potatoes, rice, cornbread, and granola bars. Bean soup was also given as an alternative for those individuals who do not consume meat. A pair of socks and a Black Hammer pamphlet was placed in each bag given so that the individual could become mobilized to overturn the contradiction of poverty created by colonialism.
After the food drive, Comrades gathered and united that this would be the beginning of a monthly food drive done in the Atlanta area! Comrades voiced their unity to feed African and colonized individuals and families.
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In Orlando, I can’t go no-where without seeing a brother or sister scavenging for some food. As the years go by the homeless population just seems to get higher and higher, I cant help but wonder if that has anything to do with the second soccer stadium they built on top of parramore, one of the oldest historically black neighborhoods in Orlando.
It also could be the fact that on top of two soccer stadiums there are now insanely bougie condos right across the street from the stadium to facilitate tourism, built with there own market strip of expensive italian restaurants and vegan doughnut shops. This is how gentrification functions. Continue reading “Orlando Meets Black Hammer: Good Food in the Hood”