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Black-owned lingerie line heats up the market
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Black British entrepreneur Sadia Sisay has created a beautiful line of lingerie called BeingU that minority women everywhere will love. Not only are her creations sexy and comfortable, but they are also designed to match a variety of skin tones. It all started when Sisay noticed that no lingerie was available that matched the skin color of black women.
 
BOOK: Intimate look at New York black professionals
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Chocolate Soufflé By Trish Ahjel Just like Terry McMillan’s “Waiting to Exhale” did in the 1990s, the spotlight on friendships and relationships for young black professionals has been catapulted to the forefront with “Chocolate Soufflé.” The 1980s and ‘90s are sometimes called the “golden age”
 
Special Black History Month photography exhibit
Sunday, February 19, 2017
SMITHFIELD, N.C. – To commemorate Black History Month, Smithfield attorney Craig James has opened a special exhibit of his private collection of 19th century photography and other slave-related items titled "History Through the Eye of a Lens: A Collection of 19th Century African-American Photography" at 331 E. Market Street. James' collection
 
BOOK: Author tries to save Kenya’s brutal past
Thursday, February 16, 2017
DANCE OF THE JAKARANDA By Peter Kimani Akashic Books, $15.95 PB Set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Great Britain, DANCE OF THE JAKARANDA reimagines the special circumstances that brought black, brown and white men together to lay the railroad that heralded the birth of the nation. The novel traces the lives and loves of three men –
 
Maya Angelou doc premieres on PBS
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
PASADENA, Calif. – Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography,
 
Full Frame tickets go on sale
Monday, February 13, 2017
DURHAM – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Durham April 6–9. Passes go on sale Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. Full Frame has earned an international reputation as the essential filmmaker’s festival, reflective of the soul, authenticity, diversity and independent spirit of its hometown. “Our journey
 
Runaway Clothes spurs Durham pride
Sunday, February 12, 2017
DURHAM – Runaway Clothes, found on 212 West Main Street, supports and showcases the local Durham art scene while working to create opportunities for future generations. The Durham-based clothing company reflects a new wave of startups, many run by female and minority entrepreneurs, that have grown and brought business to the area. Durham native Gabe
 
BOOK: Collection of Frederick Douglass’ speeches
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn By Frederick Douglass Edited by Theodore Hamm Akashic Books, $15.95 PB The eloquent orator Douglass delivered eight impressive speeches in Brooklyn, New York, “far from a bastion of abolitionist support,” which, even as late as 1886, had only a small black population. Editor Hamm provides helpful introductions
 
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