Been wanting to tatt your passport up? Hold on, do you even have your passport yet? Traveling is easier now more than ever with the access of constant advancing technology and different ways to maximize our experiences for a minimal amount of money. After all, when you get there you want to have money to bring stuff back for yourself, your parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. However, for the black travel virgin, often times we hinder our experiences waiting on friends or lack the knowledge on how to plan a destination excursion. Well, Travel Noire provides great guides on where and how to plan your trip based on seasonal, featured, and even requested destinations. This is a great introduction for the first time and/or seasoned traveler. Read and explore more here:
If you haven’t been hearing this conversation buzz regarding the current King of R&B, it’s time for you to come from under that rock. That being said, there’s no way you can mention R&B and its pioneers without mentioning Chris Brown and what he’s done for this genre we all love.
In the last 48 hours, it has been announced that Breezy started his 2019 by inking a new deal with his label, RCA, allowing him to own his master recordings—making him one of the youngest musicians to ever endorse such a deal. “This new deal structure between Brown and RCA Records will undoubtedly enhance the release of new Chris Brown music, content, and much more throughout 2019 and beyond.” [via @Complex]
So again, when we talk about Kings, there’s more that has to be done and time that has to be put in order to wear the crown. We’re not saying Breezy is ultimately the King of R&B, but check his stats, then look at yours....his...now back to yours.
Network & Chill 8|12|2018
A sunny Sunday, a rooftop, and good vibes set the tone for yesterday’s Network & Chill event in Inglewood, CA.The creator of Network & Chill, @Twiggytrail is also a designer and owner of body jewelry company Lace ME (@_laceme_). As soon as you walk upstairs to get to the rooftop, you’re greeted by a sign with a simple set of rules: “ 1. Make a name tag, 2. Network with 2-3 people.”Multiple vendors were set up with table displays of their business products and services: clothing, make-up, and a glam team (Hair, MUA, photography).The atmosphere was accompanied by a DJ, a 420 friendly table, a bar, sliders, and a well known staple chicken & waffles.
As the afternoon progressed, several artists blessed us with their art through music, including up and coming R&B artist out of Maryland, Rue Pratt (@ruepratt). She had the crowd grooving to her opening tune “Chocolate” while enjoying goodies from some of the food vendors. It was the perfect day to share laughs, eat good, smoke up, but most importantly network to build a better immediate future.
Be sure to follow @Twiggytrail and support her business @_laceme_ as she continues to contribute in pushing the culture forward!
Ok, hands up if you love food! Well that was easy. From the alleys and street corners to the 5-star luxurious cuisine experience, we’re covering it all! @Blkfoodie is the official Instagram page of all foods and desserts black-owned nationwide. Of course we have to eat to live, so without further ado, start following @blkfoodie to discover new black owned gems in your neighborhood and see our personal reviews of restaurants and food trucks/carts visited.
Our reviews are based on a 5-star scale rating where we always highlight taste, service, convenience, and cost.
Start recycling the black dollar today with your next meal!
6th Annual Cali HBCU & Greek Reunion (2018)
Over this past weekend, Loma Alta Park in Altadena, CA served host to the 6th Annual Cali HBCU & Greek Reunion. The park was full of tents representing different HBCU’s and Divine 9 Greek organizations; food and dessert trucks, apparel boutiques, a DJ, good music, and great vibes! Nicole Ford, an alumna of Bethune-Cookman University and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the organizer of the event where it has grown tremendously since 2012.
Tuskegee, Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta, Spelman, Grambling State, Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman, and many more HBCU’s were represented. Towards the back half of the event, each Greek organization got a chance to exhibition in a “stroll off.” It felt good to be around our people having a genuine good time with each other. No hate. No judgement. Just love. From the friendly school rivalries, to the game of musical chairs, to the epic signature “Swag Surf” to close out the evening, this was truly the best reunion to date.
The overall outcome of this event was great! Considering our nation’s current and blatant racial divide, it gave us a sense of power in culture and togetherness. It truly showed that when we all get together for one cause, the atmosphere can’t help but to shift in our favor.