Today we are featuring a beautiful rustic dinner party hosted by Ashley Lebelle of the Table Experience. This spring party is full of rustic inspiration and we are so excited to share it with you. Hosted in Winston Salem’s newest event venue, Muse at The Mill. This party has beautiful details that you definitely […]
Thanks to technology, we live in a day and age with access to as much content as we can handle. As a Black Southern Belle, we all grew up with fond memories of slow living and close families. Here are a few of our favorite films that epitomize those pastimes. If you are looking to get some old school nostalgia from your childhood check out our list of 6 Classic Southern Movies to Watch.A�
A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford’s search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
2) Eve’s Bayou
Over the course of a long, hot Louisiana summer, a 10-year-old black girl, Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett), discovers that her family’s affluent existence is merely a facade. The philandering of her suave doctor father, Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), creates a rift, throwing Eve’s mother, Roz (Lynn Whitfield), and teenage sister, Cisely (Meagan Good), into emotional turmoil. Eve, though, manages to find some solace with her quirky psychic aunt, Mozelle (Debbi Morgan).
An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie’s abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing “Mister” Albert Johnson (Danny Glover), things go from bad to worse,A�leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.
In 1873 Ohio, Sethe (Oprah Winfrey) is a mother of three haunted by her horrific slavery past and her desperate actions for freedom. As a result, Sethe’s home is haunted by a furious poltergeist, which drives away her two sons. Sethe and her daughter (Kimberly Elise) endure living with the spirit for 10 more years, until an old friend, Paul D. Garner (Danny Glover), arrives to run it out. After Garner moves in, a strange woman named Beloved (Thandie Newton) enters their lives, causing turmoil.
At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina — former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions — suffers a generational split. Young Haagar (Kaycee Moore) wants to move to the mainland away from tradition-bound matriarch Nana (Cora Lee Day). Former prostitute Yellow Mary (Barbara-O) gets a cold shoulder when she returns to the island with her female lover, especially from her sister Viola (Cheryl Lynn Bruce).
A�A reticent piano player, named Percival (AndrA� Benjamin), along with Rooster (Antwan A. Patton), his flamboyant lead performer and manager, struggle to keep their speakeasy, in the Prohibition-era South, out of the hands of gangsters who want to take it over.
Today we are showcasing a beautiful southern love story. This Petersburg, VA Wedding with Southern Romance is exactly what you need to get through the week. This HBCU couple showcases their love in this classic southern wedding. Get inspired by Keifen and Jamesia’s love story today. Petersburg, VA Wedding with Southern Romance Bride Name: Jamesia S. […]
Graduation season is a special time of year for the Black Southern Belle community, especially the HBCU graduation season. Today we are highlighting the story behind a group of Doctoral graduates from Hampton University with 5 Things I Loved About Attending an HBCU for Grad School, courtesy of recent graduate, Brittany Walker. Congrats to all the […]
Looking for ways to bond with your ladies this summer? Why not try a sisterhood shoot. Weddings, baby showers, and almost all celebrations would not be possible without the help of our friends so why not celebrate them the same way. With help from Chanel Jaali, we have Tips on Preparing for a Sisterhood Shoot to […]
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day is an annual celebration of the end of slavery and is celebrated all over the South at various events. If you can’t make it to your local event, be sure to take some time to learn more about this holiday. One way to do that is by reading about […]
Looking for some true low country design inspiration with a modern flair? The 2018 HGTV Smart Home is exactly what the doctor ordered. This beautiful low country home is in the scenic Bluffton, SC neighborhood of Palmetto Bluff. Designed by Tiffany Brooks, there is plenty of southern charm with modern amenities in this gorgeous home. Today […]
Baby Jackson is here, but a few weeks before his arrival, my husband and I took a wonderful trip to Little Rock, Arkansas for our babymoon and we can’t wait to go back with our new bundle of joy. Today we are giving you some serious babymoon inspiration with a Civil Rights Tour of Little […]
Father’s day is right around the corner. A Black Southern Belle is raised to be a Daddy’s girl. He spoils her and protects her and contributes to her high standards in life and teaches and guides hisnsons. Today we are showcasing African American Father Art We Adore to show the beauty of the father and child […]
Looking to host a fun dinner party this summer? Need some inspiration for your next soiree? We have exactly what you need to get started. With help from a beautiful soiree hosted by the newly opened Charleston, SC event venue, The Encore, we will give you tips on how to host a summer dinner party. We hope […]
Once May hits, it’s time to plan your summer bucket list.. Bring out the grill? Check. Wipe down the patio furniture? Check. Plant a vegetable garden? Check. Download some summer reading? Check. Figure out out how to keep your patio chill? Not quite there. On paper, summer bucket lists are thrilling expressions of our imagination. […]