I did a thing (and it has to do with researching African American Breastfeeding in Mississippi)

Acquanda Stanford , December 18th, 2018

[Image]: My (fully loaded) car in front of the state sign. It reads: Welcome To Mississippi – Birthplace of America’s Music. I finally made it to Mississippi –…

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The ‘Respectable’ Black Midwife vs The Respected Black Midwife

Acquanda Stanford , August 31st, 2018

I wanted to highlight something about imagery, history and Black midwives that I think is crucial, since I’ve been seeing more and more people talk about them in…

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Breastfeeding Research in Mississippi

Acquanda Stanford , August 21st, 2018

I’ve had a ton of conversations about breastfeeding and PhD work with my life coach, friends and colleagues. After mulling over everything for some time I’m here, working…

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Southern Foodways Alliance 2018 Graduate Student Conference: Food Studies Across the Disciplines

foodanthro , March 9th, 2018

Received from the Southern Foodways Alliance…this annual conference has proven to be very useful for graduate students with interests in food over the last few years. Oxford, Mississippi…


Black Breastfeeding in the Mississippi Delta

Acquanda Stanford , June 4th, 2017

  Back in March I took my general exams for graduate school and officially became a PhD Candidate! Make no … Continue reading →

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Acquanda Stanford , December 29th, 2016

I have various things to consider when I share information on this blog — starting with my own history and … Continue reading →

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Mississippi: Why breastfeeding? Why Me?

Acquanda Stanford , December 29th, 2016

I published this original post just the other day. Since then I’ve had quite a few more thoughts to add, … Continue reading →

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“Making a Bill” in Search of Health

Avery McNeece , December 7th, 2016

CC 4.0 by TravelingOtter The Poorest, Sickest State Mississippi is the U.S.’s poorest state and has the lowest rates of insurance coverage. Mississippi also has very poor health…

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More Sharing African American #Midwife Stories, Part 2 in Jackson, MS

Acquanda Stanford , November 10th, 2016

I’ll be in Jackson, Mississippi next month giving a presentation during the More Sharing African American Midwife Stories. This is a … Continue reading →

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Some thoughts: On the south, doing (Black) ethnography, and dismantling the IBLCE

Acquanda Stanford , October 15th, 2016

I am back from summer. I had a tremendous time over the past couple of months and I enjoyed (nearly) … Continue reading →

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 6: Lee D. Baker on Ta-Nehisi Coates

smulla16 , October 12th, 2016

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


Breastfeeding research in Mississippi — help support it! #BlkBfing

Acquanda Stanford , June 16th, 2016

I am raising money to help with a research project focusing on breastfeeding in the Mississippi Delta, USA. I am … Continue reading →

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‘Bronislaw’: The Anthropology of Black Breastfeeding in Mississippi

Acquanda Stanford , March 24th, 2016

A few months back, the editors of the new online magazine, Bronislaw (as in Malinowski, I think) asked me to … Continue reading →

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Seeking The Ancestors in Natchez, MS: 97.7 WTYJ’s ‘The Bottom Line’ on Black Breastfeeding

Acquanda Stanford , September 13th, 2015

  If your’e anywhere near Natchez, MS, or can figure out how to stream the show online, then I will … Continue reading →

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Acquanda talks Black Breastfeeding on the Reverend Rufus Williams Radio Show Greenville, MS!

Acquanda Stanford , August 31st, 2015

I just left the 91.9 WDSV (Delta Sounds and Voices) radio station here in Greenville, Mississippi, and was on the Reverend … Continue reading →

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In what capacity EXACTLY do Black breastfeeding advocates support Black breastfeeding?: Ruminations during #BBW15

Acquanda Stanford , August 28th, 2015

The other day I received a direct message from a follower on Twitter. This person mentioned to me that they had an incident with … Continue reading →

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Southern Bound: ROSE Summit, Reminiscing, & Understanding Black Breastfeeding in the most Racist State in America (Video)

Acquanda Stanford , August 14th, 2015

There are only a few more days left before I head to the South. In case you haven’t heard I’m … Continue reading →

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Injustice at the Breast Anywhere is a Threat to Justice at the Breast Everywhere! Help support Black Breastfeeding Research in Mississippi (Video)

Acquanda Stanford , June 18th, 2015

I’m finally going to Mississippi at the end of this summer! And when I say ‘finally‘ I mean that I … Continue reading →

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