Celebrating five years of the American Beach Museum

History of American Beach from AmeliaIsland.com The driving force behind the conception of American Beach was Abraham Lincoln Lewis, one of the …
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Mobile’s BackFlash Antiques Mall Sells Love and Whimsy

Charlana Thomas Quiovers’ voice is as warm and hospitable as one would expect from a native of Mobile, Alabama. She says “moh-beel” gently and in …
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Fall Heritage Travel: 2019 MOJA Arts Festival

2019 marks Charleston’s 36th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 …
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Black Art Exhibit: HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents two concurrent exhibits, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color by Andrew Feiler and HBCUs: Creating …
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Celebrating five years of the American Beach Museum

Celebrating five years of the American Beach Museum

History of American Beach from AmeliaIsland.com The driving force behind the conception of American Beach was Abraham Lincoln Lewis, one of the original founders in 1901 of Jacksonville, Florida’s Afro-American Life Insurance Company. Lewis was a man…

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Celebrating five years of the American Beach Museum

History of American Beach from AmeliaIsland.com The driving force behind the conception of American Beach was Abraham Lincoln Lewis, one of the original founders in 1901 of Jacksonville, Florida’s Afro-American Life Insurance Company. Lewis was a man…

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Mobile’s BackFlash Antiques Mall Sells Love and Whimsy

Mobile’s BackFlash Antiques Mall Sells Love and Whimsy

Charlana Thomas Quiovers’ voice is as warm and hospitable as one would expect from a native of Mobile, Alabama. She says “moh-beel” gently and in a way not to correct a Northerner’s inclination to mispronounce…

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Mobile’s BackFlash Antiques Mall Sells Love and Whimsy

Charlana Thomas Quiovers’ voice is as warm and hospitable as one would expect from a native of Mobile, Alabama. She says “moh-beel” gently and in a way not to correct a Northerner’s inclination to mispronounce…

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Fall Heritage Travel: 2019 MOJA Arts Festival

Fall Heritage Travel: 2019 MOJA Arts Festival

2019 marks Charleston’s 36th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for many years, the MOJA Arts Festival promises an…

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Black Art Exhibit: HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES

Black Art Exhibit: HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents two concurrent exhibits, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color by Andrew Feiler and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES, on view at City Gallery August 23 through…

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Black Art Exhibit: HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents two concurrent exhibits, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color by Andrew Feiler and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES, on view at City Gallery August 23 through…

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Discover Dunwoody: A Sophisticated Cultural Getaway

Discover Dunwoody: A Sophisticated Cultural Getaway

Are you an avid lover of the arts? Do you enjoy immersing yourself in different cultures? How about losing track of time with hands-on activities? If yes, Dunwoody has just the spots for you and…

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Discover Dunwoody: A Sophisticated Cultural Getaway

Are you an avid lover of the arts? Do you enjoy immersing yourself in different cultures? How about losing track of time with hands-on activities? If yes, Dunwoody has just the spots for you and…

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How to Add Wallpaper to Your Room with Inspiration from Novogratz

How to Add Wallpaper to Your Room with Inspiration from Novogratz

Summer is in full gear and it is time to start getting homes ready for fall and holiday season. One way to transform your home without a full renovation is by adding wallpaper. Today we…

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How to Add Wallpaper to Your Room with Inspiration from Novogratz

Summer is in full gear and it is time to start getting homes ready for fall and holiday season. One way to transform your home without a full renovation is by adding wallpaper. Today we…

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Southern Sensibility & Style: Africa Fashion Week Lowcountry 2019

Southern Sensibility & Style: Africa Fashion Week Lowcountry 2019

Warning! Strictly stunning, is the dress code. Tuesday, August 20th until Sunday, August 25th are the dates to save. This is an event sponsored by the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce, and it is…

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Southern Sensibility & Style: Africa Fashion Week Lowcountry 2019
National Council of Negro Women: Cookbooks to Add To Your Coffee Table

National Council of Negro Women: Cookbooks to Add To Your Coffee Table

Southern food heritage is one of my favorite topics. So much of southern food heritage is linked to and should be credited to African American women. From the preparation, gardening, techniques and more, the matriarchs…

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National Council of Negro Women: Cookbooks to Add To Your Coffee Table

Southern food heritage is one of my favorite topics. So much of southern food heritage is linked to and should be credited to African American women. From the preparation, gardening, techniques and more, the matriarchs…

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How to Host A Healthy Lowcountry Sunday Brunch: Honoring Tradition While Improving Health

How to Host A Healthy Lowcountry Sunday Brunch: Honoring Tradition While Improving Health

There is nothing better than brunch in the South.  I have such wonderful and cherished memories of Sunday Brunch after Easter service and hanging out with my family on my grandfather’s property in the woods…

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Legends of the Blues: 5 Black  Women of the Blues Era

Legends of the Blues: 5 Black Women of the Blues Era

All of these unique women influenced their culture and many to come. All of their work is just as phenomenal as they have proved to be. Explore the history of these Legends of the Blues:…

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Legends of the Blues: 5 Black  Women of the Blues Era
Heritage Travels: 5 AME Historic Churches in Louisiana

Heritage Travels: 5 AME Historic Churches in Louisiana

The African Methodist Episcopal Church is the first independent Protestant denomination to be founded by black people. The church plays a huge role in the influences of black culture and the background of black heritage.…

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Heritage Travels: 5 AME Historic Churches in Louisiana

The African Methodist Episcopal Church is the first independent Protestant denomination to be founded by black people. The church plays a huge role in the influences of black culture and the background of black heritage.…

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7 HBCU Museums To Explore During Homecoming Season

7 HBCU Museums To Explore During Homecoming Season

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have some of the most beautifully rich campuses. Walking across the campuses alone, leave you feeling like a part of history, as the serene scenery passes your sight with your…

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art Presents HBCU Art Showcase  in Collaboration with the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Ogden Museum of Southern Art Presents HBCU Art Showcase in Collaboration with the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

NEW ORLEANS — Now on view at Ogden Museum of Southern Art is the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Art Showcase, presented in collaboration with the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links,…

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art Presents HBCU Art Showcase in Collaboration with the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

NEW ORLEANS — Now on view at Ogden Museum of Southern Art is the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Art Showcase, presented in collaboration with the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links,…

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Voorhees College Heritage: HBCU Founded by a Black Woman with $5,000 and 280 Acres

Voorhees College Heritage: HBCU Founded by a Black Woman with $5,000 and 280 Acres

Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, born on August 18, 1872 near Talbotton, GA, is the founder of Voorhees College. An HBCU in Denmark, SC, that proudly holds its title of being the only school standing, founded by…

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The Beach Institute: The First School for African Americans in Savannah after Emancipation

The Beach Institute: The First School for African Americans in Savannah after Emancipation

The Beach Institute was the first school for African Americans in Savannah after Emancipation, in 1867. In 1864, General Sherman ended his March to the Sea by capturing the port of Savannah, revealing that all…

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The Beach Institute: The First School for African Americans in Savannah after Emancipation
Pin Point: African American Heritage Site on the Georgia Coast

Pin Point: African American Heritage Site on the Georgia Coast

Pin Point: African American Heritage Site on the Georgia Coast

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Pin Point: African American Heritage Site on the Georgia Coast

Pin Point: African American Heritage Site on the Georgia Coast

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Lands End Woodland Festival: 300 Acres of Land Preserves Black Heritage and History of Black Land Ownership

Lands End Woodland Festival: 300 Acres of Land Preserves Black Heritage and History of Black Land Ownership

The Lands End Woodland Inc., has a dynamic history that began during the Roaring Twenties, on Helena Island, SC. A group of over 30 black families, led by Dennis Freeman (who was raised on the…

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Lands End Woodland Festival: 300 Acres of Land Preserves Black Heritage and History of Black Land Ownership

The Lands End Woodland Inc., has a dynamic history that began during the Roaring Twenties, on Helena Island, SC. A group of over 30 black families, led by Dennis Freeman (who was raised on the…

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Black- Owned Vintage Home Decor Boutique Opens in Charlotte, NC

Black- Owned Vintage Home Decor Boutique Opens in Charlotte, NC

A true tastemaker and design maven, Ariene Bethea, opened her new shop in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. Her shop, Dressing Room Interiors, is located in a gray house with a coral door. This…

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Black- Owned Vintage Home Decor Boutique Opens in Charlotte, NC

A true tastemaker and design maven, Ariene Bethea, opened her new shop in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. Her shop, Dressing Room Interiors, is located in a gray house with a coral door. This…

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Gullah Art Showcase: Red Piano Too Art Gallery Hosts 27th Annual Summer Show

Gullah Art Showcase: Red Piano Too Art Gallery Hosts 27th Annual Summer Show

As a Lowcountry native, I have a keen appreciation for Gullah art. I spend my weekends traveling to galleries, exhibits, and boutiques to scout new artists and pieces. One of the premier locations highlighting the…

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Gullah Art Showcase: Red Piano Too Art Gallery Hosts 27th Annual Summer Show

As a Lowcountry native, I have a keen appreciation for Gullah art. I spend my weekends traveling to galleries, exhibits, and boutiques to scout new artists and pieces. One of the premier locations highlighting the…

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African American Beaches: Books to Learn About the Black Coastal South

African American Beaches: Books to Learn About the Black Coastal South

As a Lowcountry native, I have a special place in my heart for southern coastal lands. From the beaches to the marshes and the bayous, there is something special about growing up in the coastal…

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African American Beaches: Books to Learn About the Black Coastal South

As a Lowcountry native, I have a special place in my heart for southern coastal lands. From the beaches to the marshes and the bayous, there is something special about growing up in the coastal…

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Dessert Connoisseur, Danetra Richardson, Crowdfunds for 1st Brick and Mortar Shop

Dessert Connoisseur, Danetra Richardson, Crowdfunds for 1st Brick and Mortar Shop

One of the Lowcountry’s favorite dessert connoisseurs is looking to set up shop in my hometown of Summerville, SC. Danetra Richardson of Swank Desserts is looking to expand her desserts empire with her first brick…

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Dessert Connoisseur, Danetra Richardson, Crowdfunds for 1st Brick and Mortar Shop
Summer Jewelry Essentials from The Tiny Tassel

Summer Jewelry Essentials from The Tiny Tassel

Summer is here and what better way to enjoy it than with a little retail therapy. If you looking for summer jewelry essentials to add to your closet, we have some must-haves pieces with help…

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HBCU Men: Southern Gentlemen from the Past at Johnson C. Smith

HBCU Men: Southern Gentlemen from the Past at Johnson C. Smith

Homecoming season is right around the corner and today we are celebrating the Southern Gentlemen from the Past at Johnson C. Smith. These HBCU men look absolutely dapper and we are honored to showcase their…

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HBCU Men: Southern Gentlemen from the Past at Johnson C. Smith

Homecoming season is right around the corner and today we are celebrating the Southern Gentlemen from the Past at Johnson C. Smith. These HBCU men look absolutely dapper and we are honored to showcase their…

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Black Farmers: Books On African American Farming To Add  To Your Library

Black Farmers: Books On African American Farming To Add To Your Library

As a descendant of Black farmers and landowners, I have a special place in my heart for supporting Black farmers. One way to support black farmers is becoming one or advocating for them. I have…

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Black Farmers: Books On African American Farming To Add To Your Library

As a descendant of Black farmers and landowners, I have a special place in my heart for supporting Black farmers. One way to support black farmers is becoming one or advocating for them. I have…

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