African American Contraband Camps Turn into Successful Townships

In 1862 two of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War took place in and near Corinth Mississippi; the Battle of Shiloh on April 6th and 7…
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Les Vendeuses of the French Quarter: Women who Sold Food for Freedom

The Café Rose Nicaud in New Orleans is Kenneth and Melba Ferdinand’s tribute to a woman who sold coffee in the French Quarter to …
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Founder of Black Girls Travel Therapy Gives Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party While Traveling

Traveling is therapy for many people and we fully believe in its power to heal. One woman believed in this motto so much, she created …
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Beach Family Photos: How To Make the Most of Your Beach Photo Shoot

Spring is here and summer will be here shortly. That means it is time for the vacation season to start. My favorite way to vacation …
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African American Contraband Camps Turn into Successful Townships

African American Contraband Camps Turn into Successful Townships

In 1862 two of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War took place in and near Corinth Mississippi; the Battle of Shiloh on April 6th and 7th and the Battle of Corinth the following October…

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Les Vendeuses of the French Quarter: Women who Sold Food for Freedom

Les Vendeuses of the French Quarter: Women who Sold Food for Freedom

The Café Rose Nicaud in New Orleans is Kenneth and Melba Ferdinand’s tribute to a woman who sold coffee in the French Quarter to purchase her freedom in the early 1800s. The restaurant is dedicated…

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Les Vendeuses of the French Quarter: Women who Sold Food for Freedom

The Café Rose Nicaud in New Orleans is Kenneth and Melba Ferdinand’s tribute to a woman who sold coffee in the French Quarter to purchase her freedom in the early 1800s. The restaurant is dedicated…

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Founder of Black Girls Travel Therapy Gives Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party While Traveling

Founder of Black Girls Travel Therapy Gives Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party While Traveling

Traveling is therapy for many people and we fully believe in its power to heal. One woman believed in this motto so much, she created a platform empowered by the mission of using therapy for…

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Founder of Black Girls Travel Therapy Gives Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party While Traveling

Traveling is therapy for many people and we fully believe in its power to heal. One woman believed in this motto so much, she created a platform empowered by the mission of using therapy for…

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Beach Family Photos: How To Make the Most of Your Beach Photo Shoot

Beach Family Photos: How To Make the …

Spring is here and summer will be here shortly. That means it is time for the vacation season to start. My favorite way to vacation is by the beach and the most important part of…

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Beach Family Photos: How To Make the …

Spring is here and summer will be here shortly. That means it is time for the vacation season to start. My favorite way to vacation is by the beach and the most important part of…

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Recap: 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards Yields More Firsts for African Americans

Recap: 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards Yields More …

They are called the “Oscars” of the culinary industry, and this year’s series of James Beard Foundation Awards programming were filled with pageantry and glamour, including a red carpet event. Unlike last year, there were…

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Recap: 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards Yields More …

They are called the “Oscars” of the culinary industry, and this year’s series of James Beard Foundation Awards programming were filled with pageantry and glamour, including a red carpet event. Unlike last year, there were…

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Atlanta’s Mary Mac’s Tea Room is a Southern Haven in the City

Atlanta’s Mary Mac’s Tea Room is a Southern Haven in the City

On your next girls trip, take your friends to Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Positioned squarely in the middle of Atlanta’s famous Ponce De Leon Avenue, Mary Mac’s has been serving up Southern Hospitality since 1945.…

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Atlanta’s Mary Mac’s Tea Room is a Southern Haven in the City

On your next girls trip, take your friends to Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Positioned squarely in the middle of Atlanta’s famous Ponce De Leon Avenue, Mary Mac’s has been serving up Southern Hospitality since 1945.…

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Three Southern Barkeeps (Re)Imagine Cocktails fit for a Kentucky Derby Celebration

Three Southern Barkeeps (Re)Imagine Cocktails fit for a Kentucky Derby Celebration

We will call the activity “Drinking the Derby,” and envision ourselves dressed in finery that we would not ordinarily wear in color combinations we closed our eyes to pull together, while drinking delicious cocktails created…

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Three Southern Barkeeps (Re)Imagine Cocktails fit for a Kentucky Derby Celebration

We will call the activity “Drinking the Derby,” and envision ourselves dressed in finery that we would not ordinarily wear in color combinations we closed our eyes to pull together, while drinking delicious cocktails created…

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Maybe it’s Time to Re-think the Wedding Registry

Maybe it’s Time to Re-think the Wedding Registry

Contemporary weddings are keeping the wedding and related industries thriving. As an event-planner, I don’t see that changing much, but I have observed something very interesting regarding the wedding registry. Younger brides-to-be focus on what’s…

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Maybe it’s Time to Re-think the Wedding Registry

Contemporary weddings are keeping the wedding and related industries thriving. As an event-planner, I don’t see that changing much, but I have observed something very interesting regarding the wedding registry. Younger brides-to-be focus on what’s…

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Durham, NC Travel Guide: Black Southern Belle Edition

Durham, NC Travel Guide: Black Southern Belle Edition

Although a South Carolina girl at heart, I enjoy visiting the Tar Heel state often. In one of my recent trips, I was able to explore the Bull City, Durham, NC and it did not…

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Durham, NC Travel Guide: Black Southern Belle Edition
Charleston Chef Kimberly Brock Brown is First Black Woman to Sit on Prestigious Culinary Board

Charleston Chef Kimberly Brock Brown is First Black Woman to Sit on Prestigious Culinary Board

She grew up in Illinois but you can hear a trace of Charleston in her accent. Chef Kimberly Brock Brown is pleased, even proud, to know that she wears the influence of her adopted hometown.…

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Charleston Chef Kimberly Brock Brown is First Black Woman to Sit on Prestigious Culinary Board

She grew up in Illinois but you can hear a trace of Charleston in her accent. Chef Kimberly Brock Brown is pleased, even proud, to know that she wears the influence of her adopted hometown.…

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“Get on the Good Foot” in Augusta, GA. – Celebration of James Brown’s Birthday (May 3rd)

“Get on the Good Foot” in Augusta, GA. – Celebration of James Brown’s Birthday (May 3rd)

This year in celebration of soul icon, James Brown, the historic Miller Theater (the second largest theater behind Atlanta’s Fox Theatre) will be hosting a FREE James Brown Birthday Bash at the theater on Friday,…

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“Get on the Good Foot” in Augusta, GA. – Celebration of James Brown’s Birthday (May 3rd)

This year in celebration of soul icon, James Brown, the historic Miller Theater (the second largest theater behind Atlanta’s Fox Theatre) will be hosting a FREE James Brown Birthday Bash at the theater on Friday,…

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Find Black Restaurants Anywhere Using the eatOkra App

Find Black Restaurants Anywhere Using the eatOkra …

Anthony Edwards returned to the United States after military service with a renewed sense of community. He wanted to use his talent and skills to create something that benefits blacks and the opportunity presented itself…

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Find Black Restaurants Anywhere Using the eatOkra …

Anthony Edwards returned to the United States after military service with a renewed sense of community. He wanted to use his talent and skills to create something that benefits blacks and the opportunity presented itself…

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Asheville’s Benne on Eagle is Homage to Black Life and Appalachia with Food

Asheville’s Benne on Eagle is Homage to Black Life and Appalachia with Food

Appalachia is so much more than moonshining, feuding, inbreeding, and mining – the stereotypes and tropes associated with the region that spans across eleven Southeastern states and one in the Midwest (Southeast Ohio). Truth is,…

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Asheville’s Benne on Eagle is Homage to Black Life and Appalachia with Food

Appalachia is so much more than moonshining, feuding, inbreeding, and mining – the stereotypes and tropes associated with the region that spans across eleven Southeastern states and one in the Midwest (Southeast Ohio). Truth is,…

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Howard University Books To Add To Your Coffee Table

Howard University Books To Add To Your Coffee Table

As a proud Howard University alum and book collector, this list is one of my favorites to curate. Full of rich history and heritage, Howard University is the perfect topic of book collections to add…

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Gullah Heritage Art Gallery Opening in Beaufort, SC

Gullah Heritage Art Gallery Opening in Beaufort, SC

Looking to get some serious art inspiration? We suggest you check out the Gullah Heritage Art Gallery in Beaufort, SC. The gallery launched this weekend with its first exhibition from, Savannah-based artist, Sonja Robinson. As…

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Gullah Heritage Art Gallery Opening in Beaufort, SC

Looking to get some serious art inspiration? We suggest you check out the Gullah Heritage Art Gallery in Beaufort, SC. The gallery launched this weekend with its first exhibition from, Savannah-based artist, Sonja Robinson. As…

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Nashville Food Tour From a Local Chef and Tastemaker

Nashville Food Tour From a Local Chef and Tastemaker

In the South, the art of entertaining and being a great hostess is a big deal. From the styling of the food to the china on the table, every detail matters. Nashville native and self-taught…

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Nashville Food Tour From a Local Chef and Tastemaker
Alabama Native Releases Modern Home Decor Book, Restoration House

Alabama Native Releases Modern Home Decor Book, Restoration House

Looking for some modern home inspiration with a southern twist? Design blogger and tastemaker, Kennesha Buycks is here to help. This Guntersville, Alabama native is releasing her debut book, Restoration House, and is giving all…

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Soul Food Cookbooks We Love by 3 Black Southern Belle Legends of Food

Soul Food Cookbooks We Love by 3 Black Southern Belle Legends of Food

Growing up, I was surrounded by women who knew how to cook from scratch. They grew gardens, preserved fruit, canned vegetables and make biscuits from scratch. Today we are highlighting a few of my favorite…

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Mather School History: African American Boarding School for Women in South Carolina

Mather School History: African American Boarding School for Women in South Carolina

One of my most favorite places on earth is Beaufort, SC. It has so much rich African American history and culture. From the food to the art and Reconstruction history, Beaufort is a place I…

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Mather School History: African American Boarding School for Women in South Carolina

One of my most favorite places on earth is Beaufort, SC. It has so much rich African American history and culture. From the food to the art and Reconstruction history, Beaufort is a place I…

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HBCU Arts: Savannah State University Film Fest Bolsters the Next Generation of Film Makers

HBCU Arts: Savannah State University Film Fest Bolsters the Next Generation of Film Makers

With all of the talk around HBCUs this week, I wanted to highlight an event in my Lowcountry backyard of Savannah, GA that is developing the next generation of HBCU taste makers and creative talent.…

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HBCU Arts: Savannah State University Film Fest Bolsters the Next Generation of Film Makers
HBCU Dorm Tour: Spelman College Student’s Black Art Collection

HBCU Dorm Tour: Spelman College Student’s Black Art Collection

Jennifer Kamuche, a Freshman at Spelman College, recently gave us a tour of her Atlanta home away from home. Her casual and homey style is accented by bright pops of color and fun patterns. “I…

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HBCU Dorm Tour: Spelman College Student’s Black Art Collection

Jennifer Kamuche, a Freshman at Spelman College, recently gave us a tour of her Atlanta home away from home. Her casual and homey style is accented by bright pops of color and fun patterns. “I…

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Jackson, Mississippi Black History Books For Your Library

Jackson, Mississippi Black History Books For Your Library

You can’t talk about southern history without including Jackson, Mississippi. Full of musical, food and collegiate history, this southern town that houses HBCU, Jackson State University and plenty of African American history, should be on…

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Jackson, Mississippi Black History Books For Your Library

You can’t talk about southern history without including Jackson, Mississippi. Full of musical, food and collegiate history, this southern town that houses HBCU, Jackson State University and plenty of African American history, should be on…

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How to Host an Easter Brunch Outdoors

How to Host an Easter Brunch Outdoors

Easter is almost there and it is time to get those tables ready for Easter brunch. Spring weather is finally here and if you want to celebrate Easter in a unique way, try an outdoor…

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How to Host an Easter Brunch Outdoors
Summer Beauty and Fashion Inspiration from an Expert, Talisha Kaye

Summer Beauty and Fashion Inspiration from an Expert, Talisha Kaye

Spring is here and summer will be here before you know it. To make sure you look your best as the temperatures rise, we got help from expert makeup artist, Talisha Kaye to get all…

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Summer Beauty and Fashion Inspiration from an Expert, Talisha Kaye

Spring is here and summer will be here before you know it. To make sure you look your best as the temperatures rise, we got help from expert makeup artist, Talisha Kaye to get all…

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