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Heritage Travel: 37th Annual Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration

Heritage Travel: 37th Annual Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration

Looking for a last-minute getaway for the upcoming weekend? Be sure to add the 37th Annual Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration on Saint Helena Island in the South Carolina Lowcountry. This annual festival is a…

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Black Food Heritage: Wild Game Receipts (Recipes) from the Past that Live On

Black Food Heritage: Wild Game Receipts (Recipes) from the Past that Live On

You have read correctly about both: the wild game and receipts. What we call recipes, our foremothers and fathers called receipts. For the purposes of this discussion on wild game, we will use both. As…

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Black Food Heritage: Wild Game Receipts (Recipes) from the Past that Live On
African American Midwives Books to Add To Your Collection

African American Midwives Books to Add To Your Collection

The history of African American midwives is one I love learning more and more about. Growing up in the South Carolina Lowcountry, many of my elders were birthed by midwives deep in the woods and…

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African American Midwives Books to Add To Your Collection

The history of African American midwives is one I love learning more and more about. Growing up in the South Carolina Lowcountry, many of my elders were birthed by midwives deep in the woods and…

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Books to Explore African American Architecture

Books to Explore African American Architecture

I love nothing more than to explore historic homes and buildings throughout the South, especially those with connections to African American history and culture. Behind these buildings are African American architects, creating structures with design,…

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Books to Explore African American Architecture
Fall Entertaining Fun: How to a Host A Veteran’s Day Tribute to African American Veterans

Fall Entertaining Fun: How to a Host A Veteran’s Day Tribute to African American Veterans

As the daughter of a Navy veteran, I grew up attending birthday parties, holiday events, and social gatherings, either on a military base or with a group of military veterans. With Veterans Day around the…

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Soul Food & Wine….Perfect Pairings

Soul Food & Wine….Perfect Pairings

Sure, Soul Food, whether it’s creamy shrimp and grits, hearty chicken and dressing, a comforting bowl of green or a plate of oxi tails and rice, knowing how to pair it with the right wine…

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Soul Food & Wine….Perfect Pairings

Sure, Soul Food, whether it’s creamy shrimp and grits, hearty chicken and dressing, a comforting bowl of green or a plate of oxi tails and rice, knowing how to pair it with the right wine…

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Orange and Blue Fall Inspiration: Fall Tablescape Decor

Orange and Blue Fall Inspiration: Fall Tablescape Decor

Fall is here and it is time for the changing of leaves along with changing of home decor. Today we have orange and blue fall inspiration for your fall tablescape decor. Orange and Blue Fall…

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Orange and Blue Fall Inspiration: Fall Tablescape Decor

Fall is here and it is time for the changing of leaves along with changing of home decor. Today we have orange and blue fall inspiration for your fall tablescape decor. Orange and Blue Fall…

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Black Southern Caterers: A History of Enterprise and Culinary Good Taste

Black Southern Caterers: A History of Enterprise and Culinary Good Taste

In celebrity chef culture, African American caterers rarely receive the accolades due for contributions to culinary history. The history of catering companies owned by black people is an enterprise story worthy of exploration and celebration.…

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FAMU Fall Inspiration: HBCU  Decor for Fall

FAMU Fall Inspiration: HBCU Decor for Fall

Looking for home decor inspiration to show off your HBCU style? We have you covered and we are sharing some FAMU Home Decor style. With fall and HBCU tailgating season here, check out our inspiration…

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FAMU Fall Inspiration: HBCU Decor for Fall

Looking for home decor inspiration to show off your HBCU style? We have you covered and we are sharing some FAMU Home Decor style. With fall and HBCU tailgating season here, check out our inspiration…

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Halloween Inspired Tablescape

Halloween Inspired Tablescape

I love decorating for the fall but don’t love buying Halloween decor to change every year. Instead of heading to your nearest store, why not use what you have in your home to create a…

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Halloween Inspired Tablescape
Gullah-Geechee Folk Rituals: Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjuring

Gullah-Geechee Folk Rituals: Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjuring

There is no one Gullah religion but there are a number of spiritual practices that are an amalgamation of West African rituals and beliefs and religion. At the beginning of the 20th century, Many Gullah-Geechee…

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Black Folk Heritage: African American Ghost Stories

Black Folk Heritage: African American Ghost Stories

Halloween is right around the corner and we believe this is the perfect excuse to explore Black Folk Heritage through African American Ghost stories. To get you started, we have compiled a list of books…

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Black Folk Heritage: African American Ghost Stories

Halloween is right around the corner and we believe this is the perfect excuse to explore Black Folk Heritage through African American Ghost stories. To get you started, we have compiled a list of books…

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Singing the Praises of Black Southern Praise House Cooks

Singing the Praises of Black Southern Praise House Cooks

There is always one. The elder sister wearing both her church hat and an apron, serving up food in the fellowship hall. She is the one who thinks of the folk sitting at those tables…

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Black Food Heritage: 7 Ways to Celebrate YOUR Southern Food Heritage

Black Food Heritage: 7 Ways to Celebrate YOUR Southern Food Heritage

Any celebration of Southern food heritage will be as unique as the people celebrating, especially for African Americans. We are a diverse people with lineages that are diverse, though the majority of us have roots…

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Black Food Heritage: 7 Ways to Celebrate YOUR Southern Food Heritage

Any celebration of Southern food heritage will be as unique as the people celebrating, especially for African Americans. We are a diverse people with lineages that are diverse, though the majority of us have roots…

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In My Back Yard: Antiques, Art, Shopping and more in Walterboro, SC

In My Back Yard: Antiques, Art, Shopping and more in Walterboro, SC

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love shopping. From antiques to art, if you see me on the weekend or a weekday, I am on a hunt for next find. So many people ask…

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In My Back Yard: Antiques, Art, Shopping and more in Walterboro, SC

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love shopping. From antiques to art, if you see me on the weekend or a weekday, I am on a hunt for next find. So many people ask…

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How to Celebrate and Support Heritage Food Events

How to Celebrate and Support Heritage Food Events

How to Celebrate and Support Heritage Food Events On October 19, one of the most important Gullah-Geechee food events will take place in the Gullah-Geechee Heritage Corridor. The 4th Annual Gullah-Geechee Food Festival, a free…

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How to Celebrate and Support Heritage Food Events

How to Celebrate and Support Heritage Food Events On October 19, one of the most important Gullah-Geechee food events will take place in the Gullah-Geechee Heritage Corridor. The 4th Annual Gullah-Geechee Food Festival, a free…

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Southern Art Heritage: Southern Artists Opportunities in New Orleans, LA

Southern Art Heritage: Southern Artists Opportunities in New Orleans, LA

Looking for opportunities to fund your art in New Orleans? We have the list for you. Check out this list of southern artists opportunities in New Orleans, LA. Southern Artists Opportunities in New Orleans, LA…

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Southern Art Heritage: Southern Artists Opportunities in New Orleans, LA

Looking for opportunities to fund your art in New Orleans? We have the list for you. Check out this list of southern artists opportunities in New Orleans, LA. Southern Artists Opportunities in New Orleans, LA…

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Southern Home & Herb Remedies for Colds, Flu & Allergies from Black Herbalists

Southern Home & Herb Remedies for Colds, Flu & Allergies from Black Herbalists

There was a time when few of our southern elders went to the doctor or emergency room, instead they relied upon generations-old remedies found in the woods or in their gardens.  As cold and flu…

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Southern Home & Herb Remedies for Colds, Flu & Allergies from Black Herbalists

There was a time when few of our southern elders went to the doctor or emergency room, instead they relied upon generations-old remedies found in the woods or in their gardens.  As cold and flu…

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Heritage Travel: Penn Center Charlotte Forten Day

Heritage Travel: Penn Center Charlotte Forten Day

Come have fun and interact with important figures in Penn Center’s history such as Charlotte Forten, Laura Towne, Ellen Murray, Harriet Tubman, Susie King Taylor and more! Games, prizes, music….and candy! Children, families and all…

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Heritage Travel: Penn Center Charlotte Forten Day
Gullah Community & Oyster Industry in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

Gullah Community & Oyster Industry in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

Gullah Community & Oyster Industry in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands Navassa and Eagle Island in North Carolina are currently home to a hidden heritage that has impacted the region for centuries. The Gullah community has…

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Gullah Community & Oyster Industry in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

Gullah Community & Oyster Industry in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands Navassa and Eagle Island in North Carolina are currently home to a hidden heritage that has impacted the region for centuries. The Gullah community has…

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Lowcountry Food Heritage: Celebrating Rice Culture and the Gullah-Geechee People

Lowcountry Food Heritage: Celebrating Rice Culture and the Gullah-Geechee People

Peas, peas.    Peas and the rice done done, uh-huh.    Peas, peas.    Peas and the rice done done, uh-huh. The late historian and folklorist Cornelia Bailey would tell the story of how Gullah-Geechee women, deprived of…

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Lowcountry Food Heritage: Celebrating Rice Culture and the Gullah-Geechee People

Peas, peas.    Peas and the rice done done, uh-huh.    Peas, peas.    Peas and the rice done done, uh-huh. The late historian and folklorist Cornelia Bailey would tell the story of how Gullah-Geechee women, deprived of…

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HBCU Party Time: HBCU Tailgating Traditions with Lowcountry Biscuit Bar Inspiration

HBCU Party Time: HBCU Tailgating Traditions with Lowcountry Biscuit Bar Inspiration

HBCU Party Time: HBCU Tailgating Traditions with Lowcountry Biscuit Bar Inspiration HBCU Football season is here and that means it is time for us to start HBCU Tailgating season. I absolutely love this time of…

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HBCU Party Time: HBCU Tailgating Traditions with Lowcountry Biscuit Bar Inspiration

HBCU Party Time: HBCU Tailgating Traditions with Lowcountry Biscuit Bar Inspiration HBCU Football season is here and that means it is time for us to start HBCU Tailgating season. I absolutely love this time of…

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Black Heritage Books: The History of Black Salons and Barbershops

Black Heritage Books: The History of Black Salons and Barbershops

There are so many fond memories of visiting who owned hair salons and barbershops. From the smell of hair products to the jokes of the men in my family, there is something special about experiencing…

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Black Heritage Books: The History of Black Salons and Barbershops

There are so many fond memories of visiting who owned hair salons and barbershops. From the smell of hair products to the jokes of the men in my family, there is something special about experiencing…

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HBCU Tailgate Culture and Food: Eating at “Home”

HBCU Tailgate Culture and Food: Eating at “Home”

HBCU tailgate parties are legendary for alums attending Saturday football games at their alma maters. What makes them legendary? The people. Tailgate parties at regular season football games, classic events, and homecoming are mini-reunions hosted…

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HBCU Tailgate Culture and Food: Eating at “Home”

HBCU tailgate parties are legendary for alums attending Saturday football games at their alma maters. What makes them legendary? The people. Tailgate parties at regular season football games, classic events, and homecoming are mini-reunions hosted…

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