31 July 2009

why chocolate & arugula?

black & green is everywhere: Obama has been called the 1st green president. (So is he triracial?) The National Museum of African American History and Culture building will be LEED-certified. Spelman College and Howard University are graded on their greenness by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. Bryant Terry creates vegan eco-soul. Black Enterprise jumped early on the green economy wave. And Danni Washington has a tv show about the beauty of the ocean.

It's the 21st century and the new color line appears to be green. So if green is the new black, what happened to the old black? Join me as I explore this potentially seismic shift. As I show how black & green intersect architecturally, intellectually, ethically, gastronomically, practically and in popular culture.