At the height of his success, Ray Charles sat down with Ben Fong-Torres, a journalist with Rolling Stone magazine, in 1973 and got remarkably candid. The singer was comfortable enough to call out white artists like Joe Cocker and Elvis for imitating Black culture and being rewarded for it, as well as to talk about his addiction to heroin and the struggle to kick it. It was a first for Charles.

That interview went on to win the Deems Taylor Award for magazine writing, but it was just one of many by Fong-Torres that reflected his empathy and honesty, allowing

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The owners of a downtown Portland food truck are closing their SW 2nd Avenue location over safety concerns.

The owners of Veggie Bowl say vandalism, an upswing in Asian hate and changes to the environment have made it unsafe for them to operate downtown.

Several food cart owners on SW 2nd Avenue told KOIN 6 News they also don’t feel safe at night and are frustrated with the state of downtown Portland.

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United for a responsible food industry – On Monday, the European Commission, along with 65 companies and organisations (26 food manufacturers, 14 food retailers, one from the food service sector, 24 associations) launched an EU ‘Code of Conduct’. It aims to be a landmark of the European long-term strategic vision to transform the way we produce, distribute and consume food.

It is an important chapter within the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy, which aims to translate the green transition into concrete actions for the food system, at every step of the chain.

“We need to make our food system sustainable,

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NORTH CHARLESTON — A celebrity chef known for his many Food Network appearances will be in town next year on a culinary tour. 

Alton Brown is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Feb. 18 as part of his tour “Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats.” There will be an earlier South Carolina stop on Feb. 17 at the Koger Center in Columbia. 

Brown, who serves as both comedian and chef, is known for hosting live culinary variety shows across the country, from his “Edible Inevitable” tour to “Eat Your Science,” which made it to Broadway. 

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