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Memphis: Murray Family Descendants of Alex Haley Host Mini-Family Reunion in Memphis

Studies have shown that African Americans attend more family gatherings than any other ethnic group. Typically, these large gatherings held once a year consist of family, extended family members, friends and neighbors. And in many cases, outside acquaintances that have become non-biological family, hence a family reunion. African American family reunions take on the task …

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The ESSENCE Festival of Culture Plans Full Return to New Orleans in July 2022

New York, NY (December 15, 2021)—Essence Communications, Inc., the leading media, technology and commerce company dedicated to serving Black women and communities, today announced the full return of the ESSENCE Festival of Culture to New Orleans from June 30 – July 3, 2022.    After pivoting to a virtual experience in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, …

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The Jenesis House: First female, Black-Owned, Adult-Only Resort in Arizona

With all that’s going on in the world and in life, we owe it to ourselves to take care of ourselves by indulging in the three R’s. Relax. Rejuvenate. Refresh. A little self care goes along way. Coming soon is The Jenesis House, the first female, black-owned, adult-only resort in Prescott, Arizona, offering a spa, …

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San Diego History Center Nathan Harrison Exhibit Features San Diego Trailblazer MCCSN Founder Clara Carter

As San Diego County welcomes the orange tier status, Balboa Park museums will welcome visitors again. Today, April 16, the San Diego History Center opens with the virtual Nathan Harrison exhibit. Prominent historical legend Harrison, was born into slavery in Kentucky and went on to become the first African American homesteader in the San Diego area. Another …

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Flying With Children: Advice To Parents On How To Transfer The Flight Perfectly

Are you planning to spend your family vacation abroad? Is your teenager too fidgety to sit still on flights? Do you have an infant who requires extra attention, especially on long journeys? Don’t worry. We have assembled the basic guide which will relieve you of a headache while flying with children. You would not want …

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Essence Announces Virtual 2020 Essence Festival of Culture

If you’re looking for something to do this summer, virtually, Essence just announced the talent line-up for its first-ever virtual 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture. In a press release the media powerhouse states that,  – First-Ever Virtual Festival Includes Two UNSTOPPABLE Weekends of #ESSENCEFEST with Daytime Empowerment Experiences and Nighttime Concerts Streaming on ESSENCE Studios, June …

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Photo Scoop: Essence Fest Black & Positively Golden Movement (Lit)

McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden movement was lit at the 25th Essence Festival! The (em)power-packed weekend was full of activities to uplift and inspire up-and-coming entrepreneurs everywhere. With appearances by actress/businesswoman La La Anthony, entertainer Luke James, reality television stars Cynthia Bailey, Tamar Braxton and Trina Braxton, vocal powerhouses Jazmine Sullivan and Kierra Sheard, the always-suave actor/host Terrence J and more, some of the culture’s brightest …

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