Tagged: Michelle Obama

Soul Food Junkies Documentary To Air On PBS

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Maybe you’ve never gone to a film festival or none are in your town. Maybe you’ve never heard of filmmaker Byron Hurt and his work including Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes. Either way you’re in for a treat. Hurt focuses his lens on African American cuisine and its affects in the lives and health of the black community. Best of all it will be airing on PBS‘s Independent Lens, which showcases independent film. Since we’re talking about diets you should consider detoxing from big budget Hollywood affairs with some indies. Enjoy the preview below and check your local listings for when it airs here. Continue reading

New York Area McDonald’s To Automatically Offer Fruit In All Happy Meals

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Starting today all McDonald’s in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will offer fruit automatically in their Happy Meals as a part of McDonald’s new “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choice”. The initiative is supposed to “help” customers make more nutrition minded choices but I’d say if you chose to go to McDonald’s the first thought on your mind wasn’t nutrition. Continue reading

VIDEO: Beyonce Goes From Endorsing Pepsi To Endorsing Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign

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“I am excited to become part of this effort that addresses a public health crisis. First Lady Michelle Obama deserves credit for tackling this issue directly, and I applaud the NAB Education Foundation for trying to make a positive difference in the lives of our schoolchildren.” -Beyonce

Singer Beyonce is joining First Lady Michelle Obama in the fight against childhood obesity, although to be fair Master P and son Romeo did it first. Continue reading

Is Michelle Obama’s Organic Garden A Publicity Stunt?

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Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

I was reading green blogger CanarsieBK’s post Are the White House Garden and Michelle Obama Just Smoke and Mirrors? and I wanted to leave a comment, then I realized my comment was way too long and turned into another post! Continue reading

Top 5 Black Environmentalists You Need to Know About

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Last year I brought you Top 5 White People Worth Interrupting Black History Month For as a statement that while this site has a strong focus on Black people there are many ideas out there and all of our answers were not going to come from only dealing with Black people. The question was raised “Why not do a list of People of Color instead? We are underrepresented.” Well, the representation of people of color on SoFreshAndSoGreen.com is the reverse or the mainstream, but here’s a list anyway. This one highlights Black environmentalists.

Who says Black people don’t care about the environment? For Black History Month we introduce these Black environmentalists (5 in no particular order) but we celebrate them all year round. Continue reading

How Did The Black Panther’s Threaten National Security By Giving Children Breakfast?

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Panther Jerry Dunigan, known as “Odinka”, serves breakfast to children at Panther Free Breakfast Program

Occasionally I find I still have to make the case to people that Black People do care about the environment, which includes health. For Black History Month here’s yet another example: In January, 1969, The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense launched the Free Breakfast for Children Program. Their motto was “Serve the People, Body and Soul.” Continue reading

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