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Nashville’s Slim & Husky’s Pizza is Opening Two Atlanta Locations

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North Nashville’s hip-hop-inspired Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is opening two Atlanta locations in 2019. In addition to 581 Metropolitan Parkway in Adair Park — announced in January — owners Clinton Gray, Derrick Moore, and Emanuel Reed will also open a Slim & Husky’s in the former One Rooster space (née Real Chow Baby) at the corner of Howell…

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From Beyoncé to Sorry to Bother You: the new age of Afro-surrealism

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There he was, dangling into the void. Sinking, arms outstretched, helplessly clawing at the air. Jordan Peele’s satirical horror Get Out introduced us to the “sunken place”, a purgatory where Daniel Kaluuya’s character is trapped by body-snatching white liberals. As otherworldly as the Salvador Dalí-designed dream sequence in Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound, it was the scene that…

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Kendejah

Kendejah is the Bay Area’s First Liberian restaurant

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Before you order at Kendejah — before you even ask questions about the dishes on the menu, in fact — Dougie Uso will distribute a laminated card to you and your fellow diners and ask you to read it. “A short history of Liberia & Kendejah,” it is titled: four paragraphs describing how free black…

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Featured Professional: Realtor, Eze Okwodu

As important as it is to recognize business owners and entrepreneurs, it is just as important to recognize the professionals and service providers who are excelling in their different fields of practice. Eze Okwodu is one such professional. Eze is a Realtor at Exit Flagship, serving the Washington D.C. Metro Area. With over fifteen years of experience as…

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Black Women writers

62 Black Women Who Are Writing Hits for TV and Hollywood

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For The Hollywood Reporter’s largest shoot ever, members of Black Women Who Brunch, a networking group co-founded by Lena Waithe, gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood: “We have to be exceptional.” In 2014, Nkechi Okoro Carroll was an executive story editor on Bones when she met an up-and-coming scribe named…

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Black Owned Cognac

23 Black Owned Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila and Cognac Brands

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In addition to (or instead of) the usual adult beverage brands that we’re all used to, give these Black owned cognac, whiskey, tequila and vodka brands a try for the holiday season and beyond. Also, remember to drink responsibly 🙂   Black Owned Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila and Cognac Brands   Blackleaf Organic Vodka Cremas Absalon Black Hawk Imports…

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Durham Aims to Preserve The Black Wall Street Legacy With an Ownership Program

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Durham, N.C., was once known nationally for its “Black Wall Street,” a cluster of flourishing Black owned financial institutions and businesses that sprang up around Parrish Street during the Jim Crow era, including some iconic insurance and finance firms such as Mechanics and Farmers Bank and North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. With 1960s urban…

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Black Is Beautiful

The Photos That Lifted Up the Black Is Beautiful Movement

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The intersection of West 125th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem was, for decades, a center of Black nationalism. Street orators — that’s what they were called — climbed onto stepladders and made impassioned calls for African liberation. When Kwame Brathwaite and his brother Elombe Brath were teenagers in the 1950s, they would walk there from their…

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