A Black Panther’s diet

by La’Kiyah Muhammad

Certain events in our lives cause us to freeze and reflect deeply on the why. I was enjoying a child-free weekend when the news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing came. Winded is a sufficient word to describe my emotions.

To learn of the cause floored me even more. He was fit, rich and melanated. How did this happen? After some dialogue, I was reminded of why growing food is an absolute must.

Colon cancer is the most preventable cancer. While COVID-19 is terrifying because of the “sudden-death” factor, many other diseases are plaguing people of color. Food deserts seem to be systematically created in poverty stricken areas. People of color lead in every major ailment.

My thoughts traveled 24 billion miles per second as I listened to a list of all of the connections. Red meat, processed foods, fried foods, sugary foods, genetically modified food, starch and a


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