Melba Newsome

Melba Newsome


Melba Newsome is an award-winning writer, journalist and editor. She has been widely published, with pieces appearing in national, regional and local publications including Scientific American, Everyday Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, US News, Reader’s Digest and Politico.

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16 Cookbooks by Black Authors You Should Add to Your Bookshelf

One of the best ways to appreciate the culture, history and traditions of Black Americans is through food, be that Southern or soul. Here are cookbooks by Black authors that tell the story, all of which can be found at independent booksellers or on Amazon.

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. This guide shares a brief history—and explains how to plan your celebration.

12 Black Chefs Who Have Changed the Way We Eat

Black chefs and cooks have left their mark on American cuisine. Check out some of our favorite Black foodies and learn how they've changed our tables for good.