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Kenyetta Reese
Photo by Mike Pettinella.

The first Soul Food Brunch at GoArt! on Tuesday afternoon provided both tasty African-American cuisine and some honest food for thought.

The gathering at East Main and Bank streets drew about 60 people, including members of Genesee County’s Black-owned businesses that were featured on a flyer handed out to the attendees.

After enjoying a menu of fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, eggs, greens, macaroni and cheese, banana pudding and lemon pound cake, many of the attendees stuck around for a brief presentation led by brunch organizer Kenyetta Reese, a case manager at UConnectCare.

While the event was set up to highlight Black History Month, Reese noted that she and her family have been subjected to racism in recent months and years.

“I’ve actually experienced racism in the past six months,” she said. “So, if you could raise your hand here if you have also experienced racism in the past six months? How about in the past 30 days?”

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https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/soul-food-brunch-dishes-food-for-thought-while-commemorating-black-history-month/638479#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/soul-food-brunch-dishes-food-for-thought-while-commemorating-black-history-month/638479 Feb 28, 2024, 4:56pm African-Americans Soul Food Brunch dishes ‘food for thought’ while commemorating Black History Month mikepett <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-left"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="kenyetta" class="image-style-large" height="261" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/kenyetta-1300.jpg?itok=lf-2uVvA" width="340"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Kenyetta Reese</em><br><em>Photo by Mike Pettinella.</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>The first Soul Food Brunch at GoArt! on Tuesday afternoon provided both tasty African-American cuisine and some honest food for thought.</p><p>The gathering at East Main and Bank streets drew about 60 people, including members of Genesee County’s Black-owned businesses that were featured on a flyer handed out to the attendees.</p><p>After enjoying a menu of fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, eggs, greens, macaroni and cheese, banana pudding and lemon pound cake, many of the attendees stuck around for a brief presentation led by brunch organizer Kenyetta Reese, a case manager at UConnectCare<em>.</em></p><p>While the event was set up to highlight Black History Month, Reese noted that she and her family have been subjected to racism in recent months and years.</p><p>“I’ve actually experienced racism in the past six months,” she said. “So, if you could raise your hand here if you have also experienced racism in the past six months? How about in the past 30 days?”</p>