Lifestyle, Society, & Fashion

ESSENCE Study Reveals Key Insights Into the Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives, Behaviors and Outlooks of Black Women in the U.S.

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the nation in varying degrees, it is having a major impact on the daily lives of Black women. ESSENCE May 14 released research findings from its Impact of COVID-19 on Black Women study. This first comprehensive study of Black women during the coronavirus pandemic reveals key insights into what Black…

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Charleston County Parks Reopens Four Parks

  Charleston County Parks reopened select parks starting Friday, May 1. The parks that will be opening are unstaffed locations and include: Laurel Hill County Park in Mount Pleasant Meggett County Park North Charleston Wannamaker North Trail Stono River County Park in West Ashley (restrooms and water fountain will not be available) All four of these…

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Largest African-American Dating App, Tagged, To Rollout Live Video Dating to Respond to COVID-19

The Meet Group, Inc. has created two new features designed to help users connect while maintaining proper dating distance on its popular mobile application, Tagged — the country’s largest dating app primarily focused on African Americans. The two features, Blind Date and 1:1 video chat, are designed to provide socially distant users with options to engage…

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The Columbia Museum of Art goes virtual with Museum from Home

While its doors remain closed in accordance with anti-coronavirus measures, the Columbia Museum of Art has ramped up its virtual offerings. Museum from Home is an initiative that brings the museum to the people, encouraging them to connect with art and each other from the comfort of their homes. Featuring an assortment of entertaining and educational content…

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Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Business Experiencing Unprecedented Demand During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has not affected all industries and businesses equally, with some experiencing a huge spike in sales during the pandemic. Cannabis is just one of the markets that have seen sales surge with more Americans staying home and sparking up. To the Cloud Vapor Store (an online retailer that sells cannabis vaporizers) has experienced a 75…

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Charleston County School of the Arts Costume & Fashion Design students using their skills to support health workers

The students in Caroline Baker’s Costume & Fashion Design classes at Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) received some tough news in March. Since the closure of schools in South Carolina is now extended through the end of April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SOA’s annual Fashion Show is postponed indefinitely. However, from…

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ESSENCE Launches New Digital Series Focused on the Impact of COVID-19 on Black America

ESSENCE Communications Inc. announced March 30 a new digital series focused on providing Black women and communities with the tools and information needed to address issues arising from the COVID-19 global pandemic. The series, ESSENCE Wellness House: A Virtual Summit, Episode One: Taking Care in the Wake of a Global Pandemic, will include live online…

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