Lifestyle, Society, & Fashion

Heart Shaped Plants to Give for Valentine’s Day

By Melinda Myers Consider giving your valentine something different this year. Select an indoor plant with heart shaped leaves or flowers. Anthuriums are an easy-to-grow, low maintenance, long-blooming indoor plant. The red, pink or white heart shaped flowers rise above glossy green leaves. Pothos and philodendron with heart shaped leaves are easy-to-grow and long time favorites.…

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Spike Lee Says He Has Had it with Gucci and Prada’s Racism

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Legendary film director Spike Lee said he’s done with Prada and Gucci after both companies trotted out racist clothing and handbags. Lee, whose films include “Do the Right Thing,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Malcolm X,” and “BlacKkKlansman,” said in a TMZ interview on Friday, Feb. 8, that he’s boycotting…

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Kelly Rowland Set to Host 2019 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Singer/actress, Kelly Rowland, has been confirmed to host the 12th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, CA. ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, will celebrate the artistry and activism of actress Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”), actress/singer and author Jenifer Lewis (“black-ish”), actress KiKi Layne (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and actress Regina Hall (“Support The Girls”) at…

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Gullah Roots – Everything African

By Patrice Smith Octavious Dowling, owner of Gullah Roots, an African clothing store in North Charleston, is really looking forward to February. “It’s Black History Month and a lot of people will be looking for traditional African garb to wear to all the celebrations that will take place. February will tell the direction that I…

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Nike Unveils Black History Month 2019 Collection

  Nike is celebrating African American culture to start of 2019. The sportswear giant will be releasing a drop that will help consumers embrace their heritage.  As part of a yearly initiative Nike will be releasing a Black History Month themed collection. According to the formal press release the designs were inspired “by an assortment of national African…

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Registration opens for the nationwide high school art competition to support art education and creative expression

Action sports apparel brand Vans invites public and private high school art students to participate in the tenth year of Vans Custom Culture. Vans Custom Culture was created to provide high school students a platform to showcase their creative abilities, while providing access to underfunded art programs. This year marks a decade of Vans’ continued dedication to giving…

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