IN FOCUS: Black History Month and Health Awareness

On “In Focus” with host Jennifer Lewis-Hall, we learn little-known facts about Black History, we take a look at foods native to Africa that help in the fight against obesity, and we meet a local restauranteur who has tips for cooking healthier southern-style cuisine.

Jennifer’s guest include Temple University professor Dr. Aaron Smith who teaches in the African Studies Department. Professor Smith shares in an engaging Black History Month quiz with us on-air and some of his cool places in the City where people can learn more about African-American history. Dejenaba Gordon is with us. Ms. Gordon is an ambassador with nonprofit, “Oldways A Taste of African Heritage.” She shares recipes and important information about the program based on a plant-based diet and foods from the African Diaspora. And, lastly a restauranteur Vincent Rochester of Rochester’s Barbecue and Grill located in historic Lawnside New Jersey shares his tips for making southern style cuisine healthy as well as healthy lifestyle hacks like using fresh herbs instead of salt. “In Focus” airs Saturdaysmornings at 6:30 and 11:30 on PHL17.