#The Matriarch

Food & Wine

Virginia Ali Is the Matriarch of the D.C. Restaurant World

Her restaurant, Ben's Chili Bowl, has been a gathering place for people of all kinds, from community organizers to world leaders. The banquettes at Ben's Chili Bowl were packed. The stools were occupied. It was hard to get a seat at this D.C. institution, but the food came out quickly, so you only had to wait a few minutes for the tables to turn. It was 1963, and a young man waiting inside the restaurant was impatient and stressed. Virginia Ali, the proprietor of this local joint, could feel the man's angst and quickly cleared a table. "What's wrong?" she asked.
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Matriarch orca’s death may explain J pod’s absence, this scientist says

The long disappearance of southern resident killer whales from their usual summer habitat raised alarm bells for researchers along the coast. Explanations like the decline in salmon populations don’t fully match up with the dramatic change in behaviour observed in the southern resident pods. Scientist Andrew Trites says the loss...

Artist Spotlight: The Vosbury Family and its matriarch, Nita Lynn

BOSSIER CITY, La. -- A storied musical history, within a single family. The Vosbury name is well-known in Shreveport music circles. Robin and Keith, and their sons Cole and Tyler, all owe their musical gifts to the family’s matriarch, Nita Lynn. Nita Lynn Zahn, born Juanita Morris, got her start...

Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wife Has Been Released From The Hospital

When prayers go up blessings come down and we are half way there as the family of Reverend Jesse Jackson has shared the blessed news that the matriarch of the Jackson family, Reverend Jesse Jackson’s wife Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson has been released from the hospital after she and Reverend Jackson were admitted after testing positive for COVID-19.