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Ann is a freelance writer who started her professional career at the NY Trend more than two decades ago. Ann has since gone on to write for a number of major outlets including: Black Enterprise, Essence, MadameNoire, Pathfinders, Frequent Flier, Playboy, The Source, Girl, Upscale, For Harriet, The Network Journal, AFKInsider, Africa Strictly Business, AFKTravel, among others.

There Are 32 Black-Owed Products To Celebrate During Black History Month --And Beyond
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There Are 32 Black-Owed Products To Celebrate During Black History Month –And Beyond

Black-owned companies should be celebrated all year round, and if you’re looking for a few new products here are some ideas. 1. Coisas de Cabo Verde The Coisas de Cabo Verde collection was created out of a desire to provide high-quality, portable souvenirs. All items are designed or curated by Joli Moniz Design and handmade […]

Hit The Road! 2021 Travel Spots
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Hit The Road! 2021 Travel Spots

It’s been difficult to travel during the covid-19 pandemic but now destinations are opening back up slowly and safely. Travel is now possible if you follow covid-19 regulations. Here are a few places you might want to consider. Canyon Madness Ranch Opens April In New Mexico: Architectural Gem Offers Adventures In The Tranquility Of The […]

10 Things To Do Before You Move To Another Country
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10 Things To Do Before You Move To Another Country

Many Americans have been contemplating moving out of the country. Many have already. According to Bambridge Accountants, which specializes in preparing and filing taxes for U.S. and U.K. expats, more than twice the number of people gave up U.S. citizenship in the first half of 2020 than in all of 2019. Some 5,816 people gave […]

Celebrated R&B Singer Alyson Williams Jazzes Things Ups
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Celebrated R&B Singer Alyson Williams Jazzes Things Ups

R&B/Soul singer Alyson Williams has proven time and time again she’s not going anywhere. She’s still singing, still breaking new ground, still shaking things up. The singer, entrepreneur, and radio personality recently unveiled her latest release, the single, “Summer Nights In Harlem.” “Summer Nights In Harlem” has a full jazzy vibe and is accompanied by […]

A Call To Action: Police Reform
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A Call To Action: Police Reform

Hey, New Yorkers! Check Out The Black Outdoor Adventurers
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Hey, New Yorkers! Check Out The Black Outdoor Adventurers

Meet the BOA– Black Outdoor Adventurers. It is an outdoor adventure social enterprise focused on the health and wellness of people of color mainly between the ages 27-42 that live and work throughout the New York Tri-State and Northeast region. Founded by Mina Okpi in 2015, Black Outdoor Adventurers works to eliminate the lack of […]

A Business Grows in Harlem: A Chat With Harlem Haberdashery's Sharene Wood
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A Business Grows in Harlem: A Chat With Harlem Haberdashery’s Sharene Wood

Harlem Haberdashery is the retail expression of 5001 Flavors, a custom-made apparel company, which has been creating looks for celebrities, music artists, and sports stars for more than 20 years. Located in uptown in a new boutique, Harlem Haberdashery draws inspiration from the rich cultural history and distinctive style of the Harlem Renaissance with a […]

Travel Far Away To A Different Time: "Fables & Fairy Tales of Cape Verde" Book Review
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Travel Far Away To A Different Time: “Fables & Fairy Tales of Cape Verde” Book Review

Looking for a good read while you are in self-quarantine? Try traveling into a magical past, to a magical place.  “Fables & Fairy Tales of Cape Verde” by R.I.J. Roulhac will let you do just that. Using actual historical archives and cultural Cape Verdean folklore, Roulhac weaves mesmerizing stories filled with prates, lost treasures, and […]

Introducing Kesi Gibson
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Introducing Kesi Gibson

Jamaican-born designer Kesi Gibson grew up in the world of fashion. She has been an understudy in her mother’s fashion business since the age of nine. Her path to declaring fashion a career choice (versus a part time hobby) has been a meandering one, informed by the typical artist dilemma. She has always been observant […]

How A Young British-Nigerian Entrepreneur Is Changing Robotics
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How A Young British-Nigerian Entrepreneur Is Changing Robotics

Silas Adekunle has loved robots since he was a kid. And his childhood dreams have led him into a major deal with Apple and it has to do with crafting robotics.   The 26-year-old British-Nigerian entrepreneur is co-founder of Reach Robotics and creator of MekaMon, which has been called the world’s first gaming robot and […]

Spring Readers: Books For The Season
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Spring Readers: Books For The Season

Reading is a great pastime as the weather heats up. Grab a book, head to the park, and have a good read.     Remember The Time: Memoirs A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory by Jamal Mahjoub. In his memoir, Mahjoub paints a poignant portrayal of Sudan, which went from a thriving […]

Lights, Camera, Action! The New York African Film Festival Is Underway
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Lights, Camera, Action! The New York African Film Festival Is Underway

For 28 years, Mahen Bonetti, the founder and Executive Director of African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), has been celebrating African cinema in New York City. The non-profit arts organization was founded in 1990 and showcases works of African filmmakers and develops ways to share the vision and culture of African film with American and international […]

These are the Best Companies for Women of Color, New Report
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These are the Best Companies for Women of Color, New Report

  Wondering what the best companies are to work for as a woman of color Well, Working Mother has just named the best companies for multicultural women. And the Top 10 are: Accenture, IBM, KPMG, Procter & Gamble Verizon, General Motors, JP Morgan Chase, ADP, State Farm Insurance and Walmart.   Although there still needs […]

Makeup For You: Mented
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Makeup For You: Mented

Just got my Everyday Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00) product from Mented Cosmetics and it’s s must-have. It has every tone you need for your everyday use–and some can be used at night as well.   Mented Cosmetics is a unique company. The co-founders, Kristen “KJ” Miller and Amanda E. Johnson, developed a makeup line for women […]

Winter Reading: Books To Curl Up With
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Winter Reading: Books To Curl Up With

Wintertime is the perfect reason to curl up with a good book. Here are some you might want to consider. What’s Cooking? When two renowned chefs get together magic happens. That is what iconic chef and former opera singer Alexander Smalls and James Beard-nominated chef JJ Johnson have done with their new cookbook, Between Harlem […]