Black Food Heritage: Catering New Orleans’ Zulu Coronation Ball

The Zulu Coronation Ball is the largest, open to the public (some others are invitation-only), Mardi Gras ball servicing the African American community. The Zulu …
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Southern Libations: Celebrate Hot Toddy Day & Keep Colds at Bay

Looks like cold and flu season is not going away anytime soon. In the South, everything involves a tradition, even getting over a cold has …
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She Persisted: Women of Letters and the American South

EVENT: She Persisted: Women of Letters and the American South Works of art and literature have long inspired one another. Whether the Bloomsbury Group, the …
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Black Mardi Gras Heritage: Pensacola Krewe of African Queens

Mardi Gras ball season is in full swing. Today we have the honor of showcasing the Krewe of African Queens from Pensacola, Florida. This Krewe …
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Black Food Heritage: Catering New Orleans’ Zulu Coronation Ball

Black Food Heritage: Catering New Orleans’ Zulu Coronation Ball

The Zulu Coronation Ball is the largest, open to the public (some others are invitation-only), Mardi Gras ball servicing the African American community. The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club Inc., is the everyman club.…

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Black Food Heritage: Catering New Orleans’ Zulu Coronation Ball

The Zulu Coronation Ball is the largest, open to the public (some others are invitation-only), Mardi Gras ball servicing the African American community. The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club Inc., is the everyman club.…

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Southern Libations: Celebrate Hot Toddy Day & Keep Colds at Bay

Southern Libations: Celebrate Hot Toddy Day & Keep Colds at Bay

Looks like cold and flu season is not going away anytime soon. In the South, everything involves a tradition, even getting over a cold has a tradition. For many of us in the South, that…

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Southern Libations: Celebrate Hot Toddy Day & Keep Colds at Bay

Looks like cold and flu season is not going away anytime soon. In the South, everything involves a tradition, even getting over a cold has a tradition. For many of us in the South, that…

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She Persisted: Women of Letters and the American South

She Persisted: Women of Letters and the American South

EVENT: She Persisted: Women of Letters and the American South Works of art and literature have long inspired one another. Whether the Bloomsbury Group, the Aesthetic Movement, or Black Mountain College, their evolution is often…

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She Persisted: Women of Letters and the American South

EVENT: She Persisted: Women of Letters and the American South Works of art and literature have long inspired one another. Whether the Bloomsbury Group, the Aesthetic Movement, or Black Mountain College, their evolution is often…

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Black Mardi Gras Heritage: Pensacola Krewe of African Queens

Black Mardi Gras Heritage: Pensacola Krewe of African Queens

Mardi Gras ball season is in full swing. Today we have the honor of showcasing the Krewe of African Queens from Pensacola, Florida. This Krewe is a part of the rich heritage of African American…

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Black Mardi Gras Heritage: Pensacola Krewe of African Queens

Mardi Gras ball season is in full swing. Today we have the honor of showcasing the Krewe of African Queens from Pensacola, Florida. This Krewe is a part of the rich heritage of African American…

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Gulf Coast Black Heritage: Mardi Gras – MAMGA Royalty in Mobile Alabama

Gulf Coast Black Heritage: Mardi Gras – MAMGA Royalty in Mobile Alabama

Today we are featuring the 2020 Royal Court of the Mobile Area Mardi Association. The Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association (MAMGA) a 501 (C) non-profit organization (formally the Colored Carnival Association) was incorporated in 1938…

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Gulf Coast Black Heritage: Mardi Gras – MAMGA Royalty in Mobile Alabama

Today we are featuring the 2020 Royal Court of the Mobile Area Mardi Association. The Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association (MAMGA) a 501 (C) non-profit organization (formally the Colored Carnival Association) was incorporated in 1938…

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HBCU Legacy: CIAA Minority Business and Leadership Symposium

HBCU Legacy: CIAA Minority Business and Leadership Symposium

FIFTH ANNUAL CIAA MINORITY BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM TO FOCUS ON “A SENSE OF BELONGING” AT POPULAR 2020 CIAA MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT  Business Conference Convenes February 27 at Charlotte Convention Center  Charlotte, NC…

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HBCU Legacy: CIAA Minority Business and Leadership Symposium
HBCU Queens: From the CIAA to Changing the World

HBCU Queens: From the CIAA to Changing the World

HBCU culture is all about honoring tradition, especially in the South. One of the biggest traditions in HBCU culture especially for a Black Southern Belle is the tradition of the Royal Court, especially the HBCU…

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HBCU Queens: From the CIAA to Changing the World

HBCU culture is all about honoring tradition, especially in the South. One of the biggest traditions in HBCU culture especially for a Black Southern Belle is the tradition of the Royal Court, especially the HBCU…

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Black Heritage Travels: A How and What to Eat Guide to Mardi Gras in NOLA, Mobile and Pensacola

Black Heritage Travels: A How and What to Eat Guide to Mardi Gras in NOLA, Mobile and Pensacola

Mardi Gras celebrations are beginning and there are some rules to enjoying the festivities you should know, especially when it comes to the food. The three oldest celebrations are in New Orleans, Mobile, and Pensacola…

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How to Style Your Living Room for Mardi Gras with Chairish

How to Style Your Living Room for Mardi Gras with Chairish

Mardi Gras season is here and if you aren’t able to get to New Orleans, why not bring it to your home. With help from a few gorgeous pieces from Chairish we were able to…

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Southern Black Heritage: Election of Hiram Revels To Be Commemorated

Southern Black Heritage: Election of Hiram Revels To Be Commemorated

Press Release: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the historic election of Hiram Revels as the first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate in a…

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Southern Black Heritage: Election of Hiram Revels To Be Commemorated

Press Release: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the historic election of Hiram Revels as the first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate in a…

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HERITAGE TRAVEL: AFRICAN-AMERICAN QUILT TRADITION WITH COOKIE WASHINGTON

HERITAGE TRAVEL: AFRICAN-AMERICAN QUILT TRADITION WITH COOKIE WASHINGTON

Love art, decor, and heritage? Be sure to add this event at the Morris Heritage Center to your list. Featuring Lowcountry art quilter, Torreah Washington, this March 7th event will be one for the books…

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HERITAGE TRAVEL: AFRICAN-AMERICAN QUILT TRADITION WITH COOKIE WASHINGTON

Love art, decor, and heritage? Be sure to add this event at the Morris Heritage Center to your list. Featuring Lowcountry art quilter, Torreah Washington, this March 7th event will be one for the books…

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Black Owned Galentine’s Day Fun from Lifestyle Experts

Black Owned Galentine’s Day Fun from Lifestyle Experts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and no matter if you are single or happily in love, we should always take some time to appreciate the love of our friends. With help of some true…

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Black Owned Galentine’s Day Fun from Lifestyle Experts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and no matter if you are single or happily in love, we should always take some time to appreciate the love of our friends. With help of some true…

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Valentine’s Day Inspiration from Carla Eustache, Charlotte, NC Tastemaker

Valentine’s Day Inspiration from Carla Eustache, Charlotte, NC Tastemaker

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you still have some time to get your plans together. No need to leave your home to have a great time, with your significant other, family or even…

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Valentine’s Day Inspiration from Carla Eustache, Charlotte, NC Tastemaker

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you still have some time to get your plans together. No need to leave your home to have a great time, with your significant other, family or even…

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Tips for Hosting a Valentine’s Day Soiree from Black Southern Belle

Tips for Hosting a Valentine’s Day Soiree from Black Southern Belle

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you are having a romantic day with your beau, a fun day with your friends or organizing a kids event, you still have some time to plan…

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Tips for Hosting a Valentine’s Day Soiree from Black Southern Belle
Drink Inspiration: Valentine’s Day Drink Tray Decor

Drink Inspiration: Valentine’s Day Drink Tray Decor

Love decor and Valentine’s Day? We do too and whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, we are all about making any excuse for a cocktail or mocktail with a beautiful drink dray.…

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Celebration of Love: Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

Celebration of Love: Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

Do you still need inspiration for your Valentine’s Day Party? We are here to help. Today we have Valentine’s Day Party Ideas that are easy to replicate and fun to enjoy even beyond February 14th.…

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Celebration of Love: Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

Do you still need inspiration for your Valentine’s Day Party? We are here to help. Today we have Valentine’s Day Party Ideas that are easy to replicate and fun to enjoy even beyond February 14th.…

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Heritage Travel: Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents Ellington at Newport

Heritage Travel: Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents Ellington at Newport

PRESS RELEASE: The Charleston Jazz Orchestra will recreate Duke Ellington’s 1956 Newport Jazz Festival Performance for the Season 12 opener! ELLINGTON AT NEWPORT SATURDAY, February 15, 2020  |  5PM + 8PM  |  CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL CHARLESTON, SC – By the…

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Heritage Travel: Charleston Jazz Orchestra Presents Ellington at Newport

PRESS RELEASE: The Charleston Jazz Orchestra will recreate Duke Ellington’s 1956 Newport Jazz Festival Performance for the Season 12 opener! ELLINGTON AT NEWPORT SATURDAY, February 15, 2020  |  5PM + 8PM  |  CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL CHARLESTON, SC – By the…

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HBCU Football Books to Add to Your Library

HBCU Football Books to Add to Your Library

Football season is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it in other ways. As an HBCU grad, I decided to curate a list of HBCU football books to add to…

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HBCU Football Books to Add to Your Library

Football season is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it in other ways. As an HBCU grad, I decided to curate a list of HBCU football books to add to…

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HBCU Heritage: USDA Scholarship Opportunities

HBCU Heritage: USDA Scholarship Opportunities

Looking to attend an HBCU or know a current student that is? Be sure to add the USDA Scholarship opportunities to their application list. As a proud HBCU alum and a descendant of a family…

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HBCU Heritage: USDA Scholarship Opportunities

Looking to attend an HBCU or know a current student that is? Be sure to add the USDA Scholarship opportunities to their application list. As a proud HBCU alum and a descendant of a family…

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Mobile’s Black Mardi Gras: Images of MAMGA

Mobile’s Black Mardi Gras: Images of MAMGA

Although Mardi Gras season has come to a close, we are excited to share images of the Mardi Gras in Mobile, AL. The Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association Inc. (MAMGA), is a premier organization comprised…

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Heritage Travel: Finding Freedom After Civil War: The Sumter Freedmen’s School

Heritage Travel: Finding Freedom After Civil War: The Sumter Freedmen’s School

PRESS RELEASE Finding Freedom After Civil War: The Sumter Freedmen’s SchoolSpecial Program to be presented at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1st at Andersonville National Historic Site ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia – At the end of the Civil War, thousands of…

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SC Archives to Host Community Screening of WILLIE: How the Descendant of Escaped Slaves Changed Hockey Forever

SC Archives to Host Community Screening of WILLIE: How the Descendant of Escaped Slaves Changed Hockey Forever

PRESS RELEASE: SC Archives to Host Community Screening of WILLIE: How the Descendant of Escaped Slaves Changed Hockey Forever Columbia, SC: Registration is now open for the South Carolina debut of WILLIE, an award-winning feature…

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SC Archives to Host Community Screening of WILLIE: How the Descendant of Escaped Slaves Changed Hockey Forever

PRESS RELEASE: SC Archives to Host Community Screening of WILLIE: How the Descendant of Escaped Slaves Changed Hockey Forever Columbia, SC: Registration is now open for the South Carolina debut of WILLIE, an award-winning feature…

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Masud Olufani’s Translocation & Transfiguration opens at Hammonds House Museum on January 10

Masud Olufani’s Translocation & Transfiguration opens at Hammonds House Museum on January 10

Masud Olufani’s Translocation & Transfiguration opens at Hammonds House Museum on January 10 PRESS RELEASE Atlanta, GA — In 2020 Hammonds House Museum will present exhibits and installations that examine “Blackness” and how the idea…

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Marie Laveau: Voodoo Queen of New Orleans – Books to Add To Your Collection

Marie Laveau: Voodoo Queen of New Orleans – Books to Add To Your Collection

Mardi Gras is right around the corner. This event is truly a cultural experience to be had in the South and not one to miss. From the Zulu Ball to the Parades and great food,…

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Marie Laveau: Voodoo Queen of New Orleans – Books to Add To Your Collection