Note: Masks are required for selected events and some venues masks are no longer required but encouraged. Check before you GO! Your safety should be your priority!
CDC COVID Guidelines:https://www.cdc.gov/aging/covid19/covid19-older-adults.html
(L to R pic: Jerry Lynn & Charley Palmer)
Now thru Aug 14(in person exhibit) "Presence". Zucot Gallery(Castleberry Hill) or virtually 100 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Downtown Atlanta Saturday ONLY 12pm-6pm FREE This exhibition explores the often-overlooked lives and emotions of the black men who assume the role of father (biological or not) who commit to protecting, loving, and honoring our community. To learn more about our virtual gallery and partnership with Microsoft, read the Microsoft In Culture article below. https://presenceexhibition.zucotgallery.com/
Wednesdays - Sundays(ongoing) Brunch Xperience, Brunch, drink, and party at this pop up selfie museum. Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th St, West Midtown, Atlanta Wed-Sat: 11am-7pm Sun: 11am-9pm $20 and up https://www.thebrunchxperience.com/
Thursdays now thru Sept 2022, beginning, May 5 Peachtree Center Green Market, 235 Peachtree St, Downtown Atlanta (street plaza level facing Peachtree) 11am-2pm KNOW More and a list of vendors: https://peachtreecenter.com/turnip-the-beet-for-green-market-and-cinco-de-mayo/ showcasing the most delicious fare and highest quality, hand-made goods in addition to live music, yard games and themed giveaways. (list of a few vendors: Sweet Auburn Bread Company, llc, Divine Clementine Bath & Body, llc, Anna Bell’s Mac, llc, ….)
NOW Thru- Aug 14 What Is Left Unspoken, Love exhibit, High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St, Midtown Atlanta Museum Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun, 12pm-5pm Tickets: $16.50* per person and free for children ages five and under. KNOW More: www.high.org What Is Left Unspoken, Love, a thematic exhibition featuring contemporary artworks that examine the different ways the most important thing in life--love--is expressed. Love will feature more than seventy works, including paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and media art, by more than thirty-five international artists such as Rina Banerjee, Jeffrey Gibson, Tomashi Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Kerry James Marshall, Ebony G. Patterson, Magnus Plessen, and Carrie Mae Weems. See website for COVID Protocols.
Sat, July 16, Sat, Sept 17, Sat, Nov 19 Miami Circle Gallery Stroll, 4pm-6pm(each date) Free event KNOW More: https://livablebuckhead.com/gallerystroll/ Miami Circle is MARTA adjacent(Lindbergh station) and free parking is available or extend your stroll and use PATH400. Miami Circle is home to the largest single gathering of fine art galleries in Atlanta. Experience some of the foremost art galleries while discovering stunning local, regional and international artists. Enjoy wine and small bites at several of the venues, while taking your time soaking up the visual splendor within. Participating galleries: September Gray, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Balance Art & Frame, Bill Lowe Gallery, Hambridge Center Art Lab, Marcia Wood Gallery, Mason Fine Art, Reinike Gallery, Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery, Thomas Deans Fine Art.
Coming in October, Tickets on sale NOW Oct 6-Dec 24, Atlantic Station, Midtown Atlanta Tickets on sale soon, just the website: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/
Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.
Shining A Spotlight on Small Black Business
Miiriya app, a place to shop Black Owned Businesses, gathers people who believe in ideas, change, and come together as creatives and thinkers to make those ideas come true. It’s a place that aims to provide you with whatever comes to mind. https://linktr.ee/miiriya?fbclid=IwAR20dJTVMAPpdVSd9xrocyz4R1Xis_ieFxcHCwJ79F_rHST5b431U50ePjY
The Black Home Shopping Channel streaming on Exposure TV Network is accessible to over 160 million households in 128 countries with an average viewership earning over 6 figures. https://www.bhsn.tv/
LauraKay Innovations, creating innovative safe cleaning solutions for your home, auto and office spaces. Green, safe and effective to make cleaning a breeze! (Georgia) https://www.laurakayinnovations.com/
Basic Black: Building Community Wealth Building. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDdyjfbqwLM
5 American Blackownd Banks You Should Know https://emilycottontop.com/5-black-owned-american-banks-you-should-know/
5 Ways to Expand Your Business. https://shoppeblack.us/2022/06/5-ways-to-expand-your-business/
KNOW More:Jessica Nabongo is a wanderlust, writer, entrepreneur, public speaker and travel expert. At her core, she is a dreamer looking to craft a life and career that interconnects her passions and talents. She also wants to use her story to educate and inspire others to travel and experience the world around them. https://thecatchmeifyoucan.com/
Stock Up Kids, is the solution for breaking the cycle of poverty and despair. Kali & Spirit Rahman will show you how to invest navigating a course to financial freedom. https://stockupkids.com
TravSolo is a planning app for solo travelers to create your itinerary on-the-go, meet people while feeling safe and have a story to bring back home. https://www.travsolo.com/
Movita has been created for today’s woman to meet and exceed her wellness goals using exceptional organic ingredients and whole food vitamins and minerals. It has the benefit of organic, non-GMO and gluten free certifications so you know you can trust Movita. This powerful vitamin and herb supplement is designed to provide true support to you as you pursue your 360° healthful lifestyle. https://www.movitaorganics.com/
ACE specializes in growing small businesses with Capital, Coaching, and Connections. We give people a chance when others can’t. https://aceloans.org/black-owned-business-directory/
Black Game Brothas, Omari Akil, black board game designer. Intense head to head street basketball board game, hip hop artist play cards game. https://www.colorwaygamelabs.com/
Problack Health, Black Doctor Owned Vitamin & Wellness Company that is passionate about providing high quality products & 50% of our net profits will go to nonprofits that focus on eradicating health disparities in the Black Community. https://www.problkhealth.com
Herb 'N Eden, Our Father's Day Gift Set, natural body care tailored for men. It includes our bar soaps, body oil, and all new beard oil. Our beard oil is made of light oils that moisturize any size beard, as well as making a good facial oil. No beard necessary. Experience the rich and earthy aroma of our exclusive blend made just for men. Father's Day Gift Set includes: 2x full bar soaps of your choice, 1x 8oz body oil of your choice, 1x 2oz beard oil (new) Face/Beard Oil Ingredients: grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, vitamin E oil, benzoin resin, sandalwood essential oil, bergamot essential oil, frankincense essential oil. https://www.herbneden.com/products/fathers-day-gift-set
The BLKMKT is the e-commerce marketplace of BlkArthouse, selling original and print artwork by Black artists around the world. https://blkartmkt.com/
Creamalicious Gourmet Ice Cream, Chef Liz Rogers is the Founder, President, and Executive Chef of Creamalicious, one of the only Black-owned national homemade fresh ingredients, ice cream brands in mass production. She produces her ice cream in the following award-winning flavors: Aunt Poonie's Caramel Pound Cake, Slap Yo Mamma Banana Pudding, Right As Rain Red Velvet Cheesecake, Thick As Thieves Pecan Pie, Porch Light Peach Cobbler, Grandma Gigi Sweet Potato Pie, and Uncle Charles Brown Suga Bourbon Cake. (availabe in selected Walmarts, Target stores and others) www.socreamalicious.com
Erika Ward Interiors is a concierge-level interior design firm that specializes in helping busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries. We are based in Atlanta, Georgia but partner with clients across the country in creating beautiful, nurturing home environments. (Georgia) http://erikaward.com/
Justin Williams Interior Designer, HGTV Design Star Next Gen Cast | Published Interior Designer | Furniture Designer. https://www.instagram.com/justinqwilliams/?hl=en
Gray Space Interiors(Rasheeda Gray) Philadelphia-based designer, Gray Space Interiors a full service design firm devoted to curating a client-focused, collaborative and transformative design experience. Our approach to design can be found at the intersection of creativity, functionality, and process. Combining our expertise and approach with your trust and partnership, we will work to create beautiful, thoughtful, and inspiring spaces for you to enjoy for years to come. https://grayspaceinteriors.com/
BlacOak Wine Club is our response to the absence of color in an elitist space. We exclusively support and highlight black-owned wine brands while educating global wine consumers through entertaining and enriching content. Adding Color & Culture to the Vineyards. www.blacoak.com
B V Stylez, Stylish travel bags representing Haitian Liberation. Backpack, cross body bag, weekender bag. https://bvstylez.com/
DIOP, African inspired clothing brand. Ankara: Diop uses a boldly colored and patterned fabric used throughout West Africa. www.weardiop.com
BREAUX Capital is a Black owned community and financial services company dedicated to Black Men who help each other improve their financial health. https://www.breauxcapital.com/
EVVA, transforming this sector of healthcare with a digital solution focused on caregivers. https://www.evva360.com
5 Ways to Build Business Credit. https://shoppeblack.us/2022/04/build-business-credit/
Bambee, a company that makes Human Resources affordable for small to medium-sized businesses. Hire a dedicated HR manager for $99mo. Get written HR policies, an employee handbook, HR audit, expert advice, self-service HR platform and more. www.bambee.com
Chatdesk creates software that help companies deliver better customer support, drive sales growth and scale efficiently. https://www.chatdesk.com/
First blackowned travel agency in Puerto Rico. https://www.fiestatourpr.com/
Support Black Owned Businesses on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=21382093011
Nourish + Bloom Market is the first autonomous grocery store with robotic delivery in the United States and the first African American owned autonomous grocery store in the world. Nourish + Bloom is on a mission to make eating healthy and convenient. We believe that everyone deserves to eat healthy. App coming soon. (Georgia) https://www.nourishandbloommarket.com
Ariel Investments, use the market's short-term focus to uncover mispriced companies whose true value will be realized over time. They began as a small- and mid-cap value manager, and evolved strategically to offer three approaches - all of which seek out attractive intrinsic value through relatively concentrated portfolios. https://www.arielinvestments.com/
Bamboozle Jewelry, One-of-a-kind jewelry, designed, patented, and crafted by master jewelry artist, Lavalais. Bracelets, ear spears, earrings, loc ties, pendants, cowrie jewelry, rings, and more.. https://bamboozlejewelry.com/ (KeithKNOWS: Da Bomb! I have numerous pieces from Bamboozle, been friends for over 10 years)
10 Black Founders Leading Wellness, Mental Health and Mindfulness Apps. https://urbangeekz.com/2021/06/10-black-founders-leading-wellness-mental-health-and-mindfulness-apps/
Hamilton Howell House. This boutique hotel is in the heart of Sweet Auburn in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, just around the corner from the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park and a mile from downtown, the Hamilton Howell House is a wonderful backdrop for your weekend or small event. https://www.hamiltonhowellhouse.com/ (Georgia)
Culture Greetings products are manufactured right here, in-house, in the USA, at their state of the art printing facility! They Write. They Print. They Mail. It's simple: You pick a card and add a personal note. They print, stamp and mail the cards to your recipient(s). You also have the option of inserting a gift-card inside of the envelope. (Georgia) https://culturegreetings.com/
BlackSpace organization, demands a present and future where Black people, Black spaces, and Black culture matter and thrive. Their collective brings together planners, architects, artists, and designers as Black urbanists, people who are passionate about the work of public systems and urban infrastructures. Locations, Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Oklahoma https://www.blackspace.org/
SOOFA (Stretch Out On Faith Again Ranch) use horses to change the lives of people. Their programs includes helping children and adults overcome anxieties, build confidence and helping individuals become better communicators. They truly believe that connection with horses leads to better connection with people. Their programs include riding lessons, Trail rides and Equine assisted coaching. https://www.soofaranch.com (Georgia)
OAKouture, one-of-a-kind creations for the fashion forward individual. If you like individuality and nice items that are one of a kind, that gotcha. Afrocentric clothes, backpacks, aprons, mud cloth items, totes, blankets, dog leashes, etc. https://www.etsy.com/shop/OAKouture (Georgia)
Keeping You In the "KNOW
Resort Day Pass for Atlanta Hotels, enjoy the pool, amenities. A fast-growing tech company, ResortPass is a team of hospitality and tech experts on the forefront of not only a shift in the hospitality industry to increase ancillary revenue but introducing to the world a revolutionary new way for people to vacation- the easy and affordable "daycation".
Explore the Secret World Behind Georgia Aquarium. Tickets: $15 Our Behind the Seas Tour offer a backstage look at our most popular exhibits. You’ll come closer than ever before to our animal inhabitants with visits to the topside of our galleries. This program ticket, does NOT include General Admission. https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/experience/go-behind-the-seas/
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Inside Limon: The Land of Afro-Costa-Ricans. https://travelnoire.com/inside-limon-the-land-of-afro-costa-ricans
Jimmy Buffet’s laidback eatery, Margaritaville opens in downtown Atlanta, in Club Wyndham Resort Hotel, ground level, across from Centennial Park, next to Skyview Tower.
37 Genius Items You can Find On Amazon. https://twentytwowords.com/37-genius-items-you-can-find-on-amazon
Inflation and the risk to Americans. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2022/06/01/loans-inflation-credit-cards-debt/9954436002/?gnt-cfr=1
Atlanta completes $30 million facelift of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/atlanta-completes-30-million-facelift-of-martin-luther-king-jr-drive
During a pandemic in which many Americans have traded their tailored slacks for leisure wear, dress codes are making an unexpected return to the dining room. https://nyti.ms/3lgKjon
Airbnb releases list of trending destinations for digital nomads in 2002. https://travelnoire.com/airbnb-releases-list-of-trending-destinations-for-digital-nomads-in-2022
The Black Expat: Moved out of US and is living in the tropics for over 6 years. https://travelnoire.com/the-black-expat-i-moved-out-of-the-u-s-and-have-been-living-in-the-tropics-for-6-years.
In collaboration with Koia, a plant-based smoothie brand, Paul is on a mission to increase access to nutritious options for HBCUs. https://www.ebony.com/life/food/nba-all-star-chris-paul-partners-with-koia-to-bring-scholarships-to-hbcus/
Travelers Are Heading To Panama's Taboga Island To Learn From This Black Food Doc.
A New High-speed Train Will Soon Connect Virginia and North Carolina. https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/bus-train/high-speed-rail-to-connect-virginia-north-carolina
Geechee Living History Tour Akua is a Gullah Geechee native from North Charleston, SC. I am also a descendant of a Tikar woman from Cameroon who was kidnapped and enslaved in Charleston,SC. Most of the knowledge I gained did not come from books but lived experiences and stories passed down from my elders and ancestors. She is also co-founder of Geechee Experience which is an online platform preserving GullahGeechee language. They have been featured on numerous articles, podcast and on Hulu TV show "Taste the Nation" . Also was a guest speaker at Harvard University https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/3206155?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=338528e5-d3e9-46ab-bce6-158defd74b3e
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