Cappuccino Soul

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ferguson Docs: What Michael Brown's Friend Saw

This is important information that I'm sure will come more to the foreground once we hear more about the developments in the Federal Investigation of the killing of Michael Brown, to see if Police Officer Darren Wilson violated Brown's civil rights.

Click on the link below to read about what Michael Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, saw during the confrontation between Brown and Wilson.

Dorian Johnson, Michael Brown's friend

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fashion and Compassion: Supporting Women in Uganda

Here's my lovely Fashion and Compassion purchase.

Tag description: "The beads on this jewelry were handmade by vulnerable and HIV-positive women in Uganda using small strips of paper. Proceeds are invested into transformational development in AFRICA through out partner, ALARM."

Visit the website and support these courageous women! Fashion and Compassion

Obama on Immigration

My favorite line from President Obama's immigration speech:

"They came to work!"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ferguson: Brothas Gonna Work It Out

As we wait to hear the grand jury's decision on whether to indict police officer, Darren Wilson, in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri, let's take a look at how the genius of art reflects and/or foreshadows real life events. All the great artists do it.

As the end of Public Enemy's music video "Brothas Gonna Work it out," tells us, this portrayal is based on an actual incident:

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Amelie's Sweet Potato Salad

Gigi and I visited one of her favorite eating spots last Sunday, Amelie's French Bakery in NoDa, and I tasted some of their delicious sweet potato salad. That's the first time I've ever had it -- anywhere. It was so delicious that I wanted to know the ingredients so I can make that tasty dish at home. 

I emailed the restaurant to ask what were the ingredients they used in the salad. Here's my email to Amelie's:

I ordered some of your sweet potato salad yesterday and thought it was delicious! Could you tell me -- what do you put in it, other than sweet potatoes?

Here's the response from a nice lady named Stephanie:

Hi Alicia, the ingredients are: sweet potatoes, mayo, balsamic vinegar, celery, red onions. Good luck and happy cooking! :) 

My response:

Oh, happy day! Thank you for that. I will make the meal this weekend. :-)  

Look for a picture of my try at Ameilie's-style sweet potato salad.

Here's my picture:

My version of Amelie's sweet potato salad