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7 CITIES CELEBRATING AMERICA’S OLDEST BLACK ‘HOLIDAY’: JUNETEENTH

7 CITIES CELEBRATING AMERICA’S OLDEST BLACK ‘HOLIDAY’: JUNETEENTH

Juneteenth is the oldest African American ‘holiday’ in the United States commemorating slavery’s end. While not one of the 10 official federal holidays observed in all 50 states, Juneteenth is an official state holiday in…

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7 CITIES CELEBRATING AMERICA’S OLDEST BLACK ‘HOLIDAY’: JUNETEENTH

Juneteenth is the oldest African American ‘holiday’ in the United States commemorating slavery’s end. While not one of the 10 official federal holidays observed in all 50 states, Juneteenth is an official state holiday in…

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Six Black Women Culinarians Discuss Their Must-Have Kitchen Tools

Six Black Women Culinarians Discuss Their Must-Have Kitchen Tools

The southern belle chefs featured are practical, busy, and unpretentious women just like the rest of us, and their kitchens reflect as much. Their kitchens also represent the hearth of their homes, a place where…

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Six Black Women Culinarians Discuss Their Must-Have Kitchen Tools

The southern belle chefs featured are practical, busy, and unpretentious women just like the rest of us, and their kitchens reflect as much. Their kitchens also represent the hearth of their homes, a place where…

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Black Owned Giftware Line is  Inspired By Culture, Spirituality, and People

Black Owned Giftware Line is Inspired By Culture, Spirituality, and People

Linda Nesbit-Floria is proud to introduce her signature giftware line, Floria Designs, inspired by the Ashanti cultural tradition with Kente cloth. Her museum-worthy giftware line is a modern-day interpretation of the Ashanti Kente cloth. It…

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Black Owned Giftware Line is Inspired By Culture, Spirituality, and People

Linda Nesbit-Floria is proud to introduce her signature giftware line, Floria Designs, inspired by the Ashanti cultural tradition with Kente cloth. Her museum-worthy giftware line is a modern-day interpretation of the Ashanti Kente cloth. It…

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VIP Ladies of New Orleans Share Their Story & NOLA Favorites

VIP Ladies of New Orleans Share Their Story & NOLA Favorites

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities. Although I love the food and architecture, what I truly love about New Orleans are the people and their love for the city. One group of people…

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VIP Ladies of New Orleans Share Their Story & NOLA Favorites

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities. Although I love the food and architecture, what I truly love about New Orleans are the people and their love for the city. One group of people…

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The Magic Power of “Leftovers”

The Magic Power of “Leftovers”

When I was a little girl, growing up in the suburbs of a small town named Englewood, New Jersey, I remember my mother shouting at the top of her lungs, “You better eat everything on…

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The Magic Power of “Leftovers”
EMANUEL Documentary Highlights the Story of Faith, Hope, and History

EMANUEL Documentary Highlights the Story of Faith, Hope, and History

Four years after the devastating tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina that shook the nation, Arbella Studios, in association with JuVee Productions and Unanimous Media, presents an SDG and Fiction Pictures Production, “EMANUEL,” opening in movie…

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EMANUEL Documentary Highlights the Story of Faith, Hope, and History
International Cultural Gullah Artist Sonja Griffin Evans Unveils Newest Art Studio

International Cultural Gullah Artist Sonja Griffin Evans Unveils Newest Art Studio

Today I am honored to share the news of one of my favorite Gullah Artisans. Lowcountry based, Sonja Griffin Evans exhibits her latest art pieces on the south end of a historic culturally rich Lowcountry…

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International Cultural Gullah Artist Sonja Griffin Evans Unveils Newest Art Studio

Today I am honored to share the news of one of my favorite Gullah Artisans. Lowcountry based, Sonja Griffin Evans exhibits her latest art pieces on the south end of a historic culturally rich Lowcountry…

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Design on a Dime: Decor Inspiration for a Stylish Home with Color

Design on a Dime: Decor Inspiration for a Stylish Home with Color

Looking for some decor inspiration but don’t want to blow your budget? We have just the inspiration you need from Design on a Dime NYC participant designer, Beth Diana Smith. Design on a Dime, founded…

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Design on a Dime: Decor Inspiration for a Stylish Home with Color

Looking for some decor inspiration but don’t want to blow your budget? We have just the inspiration you need from Design on a Dime NYC participant designer, Beth Diana Smith. Design on a Dime, founded…

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Makeeba KEEBS Rainey Art Featured in Absolut Art

Makeeba KEEBS Rainey Art Featured in Absolut Art

Looking for a way to add art to your new home or get an art collection started in your pre existing home? Why not try Absolut Art— a new way to buy art that is both…

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Makeeba KEEBS Rainey Art Featured in Absolut Art

Looking for a way to add art to your new home or get an art collection started in your pre existing home? Why not try Absolut Art— a new way to buy art that is both…

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Arkansas Delta Family Road Trip:  Black Heritage, Art & More!

Arkansas Delta Family Road Trip: Black Heritage, …

Looking for a unique way to do a family road trip? Then add the Arkansas Delta to the top of your list. I spent four days with my husband and baby Jackson a week before…

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Arkansas Delta Family Road Trip: Black Heritage, …

Looking for a unique way to do a family road trip? Then add the Arkansas Delta to the top of your list. I spent four days with my husband and baby Jackson a week before…

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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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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
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 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 is by the beach and the most important part of…

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Beach Family Photos: How To Make the Most of Your Beach Photo Shoot
Recap: 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards Yields More Firsts for African Americans

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

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 Firsts for African Americans

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
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 …

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 …

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

Charleston Chef Kimberly Brock Brown is First …

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 …

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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Find Black Restaurants Anywhere Using the eatOkra App

Find Black Restaurants Anywhere Using the eatOkra App

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 App

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 …

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 …

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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