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New businesses, restaurants, shops coming to MS Pass Road

He has a reputation for having a rough exterior. But gleaming white buildings are springing up and new attractions are drawing people to Pass Road, even before a huge antique market opens in Gulfport. Pass Road, which stretches from Seabee Base in Gulfport to the back gate of Keesler Air …

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Black customer sues Raising Cane restaurants for racial discrimination in California

CORONA, Calif., March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A black customer at Corona, California, has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging employees at a recently opened Raising Cane’s restaurant laughed at him for being “black” and ordering extra crispy chicken. According to Darius Bell, a young African-American man, employees at Raising …

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ROUNDUP: 6 new and upcoming Katy restaurants

Want to know more about new businesses moving to the Katy area? Check out this overview! (Courtesy of Canva) Would you like to know which Katy restaurants are open or should open soon? Check out Katy’s new or multiple restaurants opening soon below. The Crack Shack, a California-based chicken restaurant, …

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The Best Restaurants in Asheville, NC, According to Chef John Fleer

Chef John Fleer — Photo courtesy of Johnny Autry Chef John Fleer is one of the top chefs in the South and his resume showcases the region’s most prestigious restaurants. He was nominated for several James Beard Awards and worked at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. Fleer’s latest restaurant, Benne …

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🌱 Off The Bone named one of the “hottest” restaurants + Milestones

Happy Thursday, Queens! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening locally today. First, today’s weather forecast: Cloudy and sunny weather. High: 47 Low: 32. Attention, best law firms! We are now offering sponsorship opportunities to local businesses interested in making lasting connections with customers in Queens. Click here …

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8 Must try restaurants that are phenomenally owned by a black woman

Welcome to Women’s History Month! What better way to support the phenomenal women who are changing Detroit’s culinary scene and satisfy our hunger pangs at the same time. This list only represents a handful of Black-owned or Black-only restaurants in the metro area, but it’s a great way to start. …

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The best food in New Orleans is at these restaurants

New Orleans’ best and most famous restaurants enjoy legendary status — and for good reason; most have been serving sensational flavors for over 100 years. As part of its culinary heritage, the city’s best restaurants are a key factor in its cultural diversity, and each is incredibly popular among tourists …

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New Orleans’ Best Black Women-Owned Restaurants Serving Creole and Cajun Specialties

As we leave Black History Month behind and begin Women’s History Month with Mardi Gras on March 1st, it’s the perfect time to pay tribute to today’s black women restaurateurs at New Orleans and the entrepreneurial spirit of enslaved black women cooks who paved the way for them. Freed and …

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Meet EatOkra, an app highlighting black-owned restaurants

For husband and wife team Anthony and Janique Edwards, their creation of the EatOkra app was a combination of passion and timing. Originally from Harlem, Janique moved to Brooklyn in 2016. Excited and determined to explore the borough, Janique and Anthony were eager to seek out and support Black-owned businesses …

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Alabama restaurants continue to feel the effects of the pandemic

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Restaurants have been hit hard since the pandemic began, and the omicron variant has packed another punch. Mindy Hannon, president of the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association, says restaurateurs continue to feel the pressure. “We still have restaurants that are permanently closing every week. We have …

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Disney Springs Restaurants Celebrate Black History Month With New Dishes

Support local journalism: Find offers for new subscribers here: Special Offers — FLORIDA TODAY. There’s still time to head to Disney Springs this month and sample the food available to celebrate Black History Month. There’s everything from savory dishes to sweet desserts to soulful drinks. Some may stay longer than …

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Two Atlantic City Soul Food Restaurants Worth Visiting

Kelsey’s and Kim’s is a delicious soul food restaurant in Atlantic City, NJ, starring intern Kariyah Bennett. – Photo via Kelseyandkims.com Soul food is the quintessence of black culture. At every family gathering – at least at my family gatherings – we always make sure there are turkey wings, macaroni …

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Poet Mwatabu Okantah shares African culture and history with the community through poetry and song | Latest updates

To celebrate Black History Month, Mwatabu Okantah, Acting Chair of the Department of African Studies, shared the story of his African culture through poetry and song in the Murphy Auditorium on Wednesday. In his multimedia exploration “Word Sounds and Power: Poem for the Living”, Okantah, a 1976 Kent State graduate, …

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America’s Hotels Celebrate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Black History Month and Beyond

To commemorate Black History Month, hotels across the United States are inviting guests and locals to participate in pop-up programs and events throughout the month of February. Ways the hotels go above and beyond the expectations of their surrounding communities include specially curated food and beverages inspired by icons of …

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A fairer industry: how restaurants are changing the paradigm

While perhaps few in number, host groups, restaurants and kitchens run by people of color are helping to change the existing paradigm. Businessman Warren Thompson is an example of an industry leader creating a fairer work environment. He founded Thompson Hospitality in 1992, which includes nearly a dozen restaurants across …

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class celebrates African culture | Herald Community Newspapers

The history of the African empires that flourished between the 14th and 19th centuries, African culture and its diffusion with European and Asian culture, and the contributions of black Americans to American society are the subjects of a course offered at Elmont Memorial High School which focuses on the African …

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Celebration of Black-Owned Restaurants Underway

Vanetta Roy’s restaurant didn’t suffer much at the start of the pandemic. The owner of Surf’s Up in South Shore thought she had it all clear when her business resumed take-out orders after just a week off. However, the lasting effects proved more difficult to manage. “Just being able to …

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Scoop: Speakeasy and 3 other black-owned restaurants to open in Camp North End

Rendering of speakeasy The Abyss, opening this summer at Camp North End. Rendered courtesy of Redline Design Group The culinary couple behind Uptown Yolk and Leah & Louise are taking over Camp North End with two new restaurants, a donut shop and a speakeasy. Chef Gregory “Greg” and Subrina Collier, …

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Opinion: We should house homeless elderly people in hotels. We can, but the local government refuses.

Zamudio is director of Homeless Outreach Housing 4 the Homeless. She lives in Mission Hills. The true measure of a just society can be gauged by how it treats its most vulnerable members; on the issue of homelessness among the elderly, San Diego is failing. There is a “perfect storm” …

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The great mid-century hotels and motels that followed

On January 12, Ruth Winter sent the Herald-Tribune a photo of the Gulf Beach Resort Motel sign being carried away on a trailer. Located on Lido Beach since 1950, the motel is representative of the type of family-run motels that flooded Sarasota during the post-World War II boom. They lined …

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Black-Owned Restaurants in San Francisco for the Ultimate Foodie Explosion

San Francisco’s black community is a major contributor to the city’s multicultural diversity. The city is lined with many eateries and eateries owned by members of the black community who display their culture and food through endless platters and recipes specific to their natives. The confluence of African and American …

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NJ hotels under attack – Your business is next (Opinion)

Steve Sweeney just can’t let go. He lost to Ed the Trucker and it looks like he will express his bitterness towards the middle and working class of New Jersey. You remember last week when I reported to you about the conversation of the African American Chamber of Commerce and …

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Sacramento CA weekend events at black venues and restaurants

In our weekly edition of “BlackinSac,” we continue to promote a list of Sacramento events created, hosted or influenced by Black and African American residents. This week, we’ve got some in-home entertainment options to go along with some of your favorite hangouts to hang out with. Be sure to submit …

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New Washington, DC hotels offering a truly local stay

When a hotel opening coincides with a pandemic, a different kind of hospitality (dare we say, better?) Occurs. Share this article A a surprising number of new hotels opened in Washington, DC in those months when leisure travel was not recommended. The usual influx of visitors and businessmen in the …

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Hotels! Restaurants! Exhibitions! What’s new in Los Angeles for 2022

S Since the US borders reopened, British travelers have returned to California in search of winter sunshine and a much-missed dose of West Coast glamor. LA is thriving despite the pandemic, with a slew of hot hotels, very delicious restaurants and intriguing new attractions launched since the British were last …

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Best restaurants to open in Orlando in 2021 | Food and Drink Stories | Orlando

This not-so-post-pandemic year has been a wake-up call for an industry in desperate need of a makeover. Cooks and waiters did not return to restaurants after closures as restaurateurs had hoped, resulting in a change in pay structures, working conditions and, perhaps more importantly, culture. to attract workers. Supply chain …

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Soul food, African culture rooted in American cuisine

According to “High on The Hog,” President Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese, a dish created by his enslaved chef, James Hemings, also Sally Hemings’ brother. Macaroni and cheese is a popular dish today among Americans, especially the black community. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash) By Nicole D. BateySpecial at AFRO …

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CHOICE HOTELS AND CONCORD HOSPITALITY INTRODUCE HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Award-winning accommodation franchisor and hotel management and development company Increased commitment to diversity, equity and belonging by building bridges to meaningful career opportunities in hotel management ROCKVILLE, MD. and RALEIGH, North Carolina, December 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Building on Company Commitments to Increase Diversity in the Hospitality Industry, …

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5 best vegan restaurants in Memphis, Tennessee

Below is a list of the best vegan restaurants in Memphis, TN. To help you find the best vegan restaurants near you in Memphis, we’ve put together our own list based on this list of review points. Best vegan restaurants in Memphis: The top rated vegan restaurants in Memphis, TN …

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‘Moments Project’ addresses the complex experiences of Houston’s African communities through dance and photography

GROWING UP IN Houston, Nigerian-born choreographer Kemi OG vividly recalls the tension and mistrust between the city’s African and African-American immigrant communities. “I wasn’t directly bullied like a lot of my friends were,” Kemi says. “Nobody dared to call me an ‘African booty scraper.’ But the non-verbal cues I got …

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Detroit organization focused on African culture to host fundraiser for clean comedy

Alkebu-lan Village, a program focused on African culture in Detroit. (Photo courtesy of Alkebu-lan village) A Black Detroit martial arts organization is ready to fundraise for the holidays. On November 28 at 2 p.m., the village of Alkebu-lan will host its first “Lunch & Laugh” fundraiser at 7701 Harper Avenue …

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Chicago’s black-owned restaurants won over $ 1 million on June 10

According to the group’s founder, black-owned restaurants in Chicago and Atlanta successfully generated more than $ 1 million on June 1, meeting the goal set by Black People Eats, an Instagram account and database that highlights African American owned hotel businesses. Black People Eats is also getting into the Thanksgiving …

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new book discovers restaurants with some of the best art in the world

British sculptor Antony Gormley calls art and food the “bookends of life”. He is one of over 20 prominent artists, including Ai Weiwei, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, interviewed for a unique new book that explores the relationship between the two sensory mediums in “art restaurants”. Aesthetic dinner, written by …

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Fire damages ‘old’ African fish restaurants in Newark

Newark Newark firefighters battled an early morning blaze that destroyed at least two commercial establishments in the city’s downtown area on Sunday. Just before 5:15 a.m., firefighters responded to the call for a fire in the 2-story commercial building. A second alarm was triggered at 5:29 a.m., with a total …

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Atlanta restaurants offer life insurance to over 25,000 black men

“As an African American woman with a thriving business, I am the change I wish to see,” said Pinky Cole, Founder and CEO of Slutty Vegan. ATLANTA – Two popular Atlanta-area restaurants are teaming up to offer free life insurance policies to thousands of local black men. Between their basic …

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Cheerful New Reading Celebrates Former Black-Owned Restaurants in Galveston – Texas Monthly

The joy is undeniable. Vintage photos show relaxed, happy and perfectly dressed customers, plates stacked with stuffed shrimp and jambalaya, cans and bottles of Schlitz beer strewn across tables in 1950s Galveston. In the new book Lost Restaurants of the African American Community of Galveston (American Palace), locals rave about …

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Las Vegas celebrates African culture and heritage

Africans in Las Vegas and the Diaspora celebrate their culture and heritage with two days of cultural exchanges and festivities. To celebrate the excellence and resilience of Africans in Las Vegas and around the world, the annual AfrikFest Las Vegas (“AfrikFest”) is scheduled from September 24 to 25, 2021. This …

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Massachusetts has one of the best black-owned hotels in the United States, according to Sweet July

Summer Book a stay there for “the ultimate road trip”, according to the magazine. The Oak Bluffs Inn on Martha’s Vineyard. Jeremy Driesden Photography Travelers supporting black-owned hotels this summer will find one of the best on Martha’s Vineyard, according to sweet july. Let us know: What does Juneteenth mean …

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Double-branded hotel on historic church site progresses

Corrections and Clarifications: A previous version of this story incorrectly listed the university’s name near the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Canal IUPUI. The university is Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Construction of a new two-brand hotel near Canal Walk will soon be completed on the site of …

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Breaking down myths about African culture

Aukram burton | Opinion contributor Let us pay homage to Mother Africa, Cradle of Humanity, as we celebrate African American History Month in the sixth year of celebration of International Decade for People of African Descent, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (2015-2024). African culture is very poorly understood …

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Choice Hotels creates franchise-focused group for black American hoteliers

For fifteen years, Choice Hotels has reinforced its longstanding commitment to diversity through its Emerging Markets program. In early December, Choice launched Choice Hotels Owners African American Alliance (CHOAAA), the hospitality industry’s only franchisee group dedicated to Black and African American hoteliers. CHOAAA will provide ongoing representation, support and advocacy …

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Hip Hop artists supporting African communities

SEATTLE, Washington – Hip hop music is an integral part of American culture. It influences language, fashion, entertainment and more. Hip hop lyrics often focus on humble beginnings in poverty and hardship, but the singer ultimately succeeds through hard work and dedication. Several African-American artists, Lil Jon, Jay-Z and French …

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‘CoMo Africa Fest’ gives students the chance to experience African culture firsthand | Education K-12

On Friday, students from Smithton Middle School gathered in the school gymnasium to learn about and experience African culture as part of the CoMo Africa Fest 2019. Ayodele, an African dance and drumming group from Chicago, and Kenya Ajanaku, a professional African storyteller from St. Louis, were invited to perform …

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Store brings African culture to Las Vegas – VIDEO

Africa Love, the gift and decoration shop owned by Serigne “Mara” Diakhate, is full of jewelry, clothing, handbags, backpacks, musical instruments and works of art made by artisans from villages all over the world. Africa. But take a closer look at the items – sandals and baskets from Senegal, woven …

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Kwanzaa at the Wright celebrates African culture and heritage

For decades, Fletcher Daniels looked forward to the seven days after Christmas. Kwanzaa, the African cultural celebration launched more than 50 years ago, has become a tradition for the Detroit resident and his family. On Wednesday, they went to Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit for …

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A tribute to contemporary West African culture, painted with 24k gold

In her new exhibition, British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor questions the idea of ​​nation with powerful poignant 12 october 2018 When the Anglo-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor enrolled in college in the United States, she was confronted about race and identity in a way she had never considered before coming …

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Sterling Stuckey, 86, dies; Charter of African Culture in Slavery

Ples Sterling Stuckey Jr. was born March 2, 1932 in Memphis. Her mother, Elma Earline Johnson Stuckey, had been a teacher in the South, a hat checker and maid in Chicago before becoming a supervisor for the Illinois Department of Labor. After her retirement, she published her first collection of …

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‘Black Panther’ a celebration of African culture, pride

JOHANNESBURG – “Black Panther” has burst onto screen in Africa, providing a powerful response to President Trump’s unfortunate remarks on the continent. As the red carpet in South Africa swirled with stunning outfits and exclamations in the local isiXhosa language used in the film’s Wakanda Kingdom, actor John Kani scoffed …

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“Black Panther” superhero film pays homage to African culture

WASHINGTON – Filmmaker Ryan Coogler has created a contemporary African superhero in a dazzling $ 200 million film that pays homage to African culture. His cinema Black Panther, based on the Marvel comic, is about a king from a technologically advanced African country that was never colonized. The superhero’s superb …

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Hip-hop anchored in African culture – Cronkite News

Kawamabe-Omowale African Drum, an African dance group in Arizona, offers a world glimpse of West African culture through dance. (Photo by Johnny Soto / Cronkite News) Hip-hop, crowned as a premier musical genre, is rooted in the age-old cadence and storytelling of African dance. Kawamabe-Omowale African Drum, an African dance …

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The untold impact of African culture on American culture

By Donaira Terrell The contributions and cultural influences from African slaves were greatly undermined in American culture. Africanisms ranging from traditional folklore and southern cuisine to song and dance are not only prevalent in society today, but have a widespread and deeply rooted impact throughout the United States. During the …

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