About Ray Marcano

Ray Marcano is a long-time, award winning journalist who has written and edited for some of the country's most prominent media brands. He's former national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, a two-time Pulitzer juror and a Fulbright Fellow.

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December 29, 2023
In Africa and the Caribbean, countries have their own unique ways of celebrating, with carnivals, traditional meals, and family gatherings.
December 26, 2023
Tomato soup contains only stock, while bisque adds cream and a thickening agent. The cream gives a rich, silky texture…
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December 26, 2023
Seasonal affective disorder affects millions of people this time of year. Here are tips on how you can recognize and beat SAD.
December 23, 2023
Being a vegetarian doesn’t mean you have to be left out of an excellent holiday meal. These recipes will brighten the holiday table.
December 23, 2023
Homemade foods are always better, but in a pinch, the store-bought variety will work just fine, especially when you’re rushed for time.
Most people hate to cook, and it’s especially stressful over the holidays. Here are some ways to avoid the anxiety.
Within the African diaspora, Christmas meals highlight culture, as jollof rice, djondjon, and pernil—a succulent roast pork dish—grace tables.
November 23, 2023
There are a number of flavors you can add to mashed potatoes, like dill, tarragon, or other herbs, but not alcohol.
November 18, 2023
Those Thanksgiving leftovers can be transformed into dishes that will impress It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and you’ve got a […]
October 25, 2023
The wealth gap shows no signs of significantly closing as long as it’s harder for Black people to own a home.
October 18, 2023
Black people hold critical views of the media, which they say stereotypes their community and covers it more negatively.
October 12, 2023
Beef chili. Turkey chili. Chicken chili. Even vegetarian chili. All of these dishes make for an excellent meal.
October 9, 2023
To dip or sop your food is an age-old question that goes back to the beginning of time, when humans routinely ate with their hands.
September 29, 2023
The Damian Lillard trade shook up the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA since Lillard made clear he wanted to go to Miami.
September 26, 2023
A new Happy Birthday song that turns the traditional tune into an R&B and hop-hop event has taken the internet by storm.
September 25, 2023
Bread pudding is a versatile dessert that’s easy to make. These recipe do’s and don’ts will help you make excellent bread pudding every time.
September 6, 2023
Coco Gauff, making waves at the U.S. Open, also makes waves off the tennis court by being an inspiration for young Black tennis players.
September 5, 2023
A monumental tennis match takes place tonight at the U.S. Open when two Black players, Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton, meet.
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August 30, 2023
As we approach the last holiday weekend of summer, a roasted sweet potato salad is an excellent way to usher in the flavors of fall.
August 28, 2023
A new report shows that economic disparities continue to plague Black America 60 years after the historic March on Washington.