July 12, 2006; Nyack, NY, USA; Gwendolyn Crowe, center, along with her daughters Alicia, left, and Alice Crowe-Bell, stand outside Back to Earth, a health food store in Nyack July 12, 2006. Gwendolyn is displaying bottles of Emmaline’s hot sauce, which is named for her mother. The hot sauce is being sold in Back to Earth. Mandatory Credit: Seth Harrison-USA TODAY NETWORK

We are super excited to be featured in two incredible publications this past week. Thank you for all the love, support, and shares on social media. We’re so happy you’ve joined us on this journey, and for every bottle of sauce you buy you help support the work of The Black Land Trust. We revived our mother’s hot sauce business and launched on Juneteenth. Emmaline’s All-Natural Hot Sauce was featured on The Afro-News in an article titled, “Twin sisters revive family business in grandmother’s honor.” The Baltimore Afro-American, commonly known as The Afro or Afro News, was founded in 1892 by Civil War veteran, Sgt. John H. Murphy, Sr.is a weekly African-American newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the flagship newspaper of the AFRO-American chain and the longest-running African-American family-owned newspaper in the United States. We were also featured on Black Enterprise in an article titled, “Twin Lawyers, Howard U Grads Team Up to Revive Grandmother’s Hot Sauce Business.” BLACK ENTERPRISE, founded in 1970 by Earl G. Graves Sr. is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.

Here’s an excerpt from the articles:

Emmaline’s Hot Sauce is a four-generation-old recipe passed down from Alice and Alicia’s grandmother to their mother, Gwendolyn Stinson Crowe and now to them. “My grandmother had twelve kids and kept a garden. She used to string peppers in the kitchen. My mother told us stories of how Emmaline seasoned and bottled her peppers. My relatives used to sit around the table, eating peppers until their noses sweat to see who could last the longest. That was something to watch. Some would be out in the first round,” Crowe-Bell reflected.”

Continue reading the full article on the Afro-American

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Great Minds, Great Conversations: Secrets of the Hollow: Last Disintegrated School

A virtual film screening and Q&A. March 11 •7:00pm – 8:30pm

Alicia Crowe ’85 and Alice Crowe ’85 discuss their short documentary, which shares the untold story of Thurgood Marshall’s fight in 1943 to desegregate the last segregated school in New York State—more than 10 years before his famous Landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education.

Narrated by Chuck D, Adelphi alumnus, former member of WBAU Radio, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with Public Enemy, and Lifetime Grammy Award recipient.

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Last Disinterested School headlines the Yonkers Film Festival, Monday, November 4, 2019, at 6:45 – 7:35 pm at the YoFi Digital Media Arts Center 28 Wells Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701. For more information, visit https://www.yofifest.com.
Last Disintegrated School tells the untold story of the day Thurgood Marshall came to a segregated mountain community called Hillburn in upstate New York.