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Black History Month

The origin of Black History Month dates back to 1925, when historian and founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, announced his idea for a nationally celebrated Negro History week to honor the numerous contributions that blacks have made …

Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Day

Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Day The iconic leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was a big believer in public service and helping others.  It was during his 1957 speech in Montgomery, Alabama where he remarked: “Life’s most persistent and urgent …

2019 Essence Festival Hotels

2019 Essence Festival Hotels Known as a the “party with a purpose”, the Essence Festival is a highly anticipated yearly event that features a variety of performers. In 2019 it is scheduled for July 4-8, 2019 in New Orleans & the festival is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary. There …

Black Music Festivals 2019

Black Music Festivals 2019 We’re highlighting some of the best African American Music Festivals in the U.S. and Caribbean.  Please note that we are updating this post as soon as information is released on various Black music festivals. Tampa Bay Black Heritage & Music Festival Tampa Bay, FL …

Carnival Experiences You Can’t Miss Out On

Carnival is perhaps the biggest cultural celebration that takes place in Jamaica each year. Some of the festivities kick off in January and last until about the middle of April. Because of the length of Carnival, it’s almost impossible to see it all, especially if you don’t live …

Coachella 2018

Coachella is a yearly music and arts festival held in Indio, California. The lineup changes each year and started in 1993 with Pearl Jam as the main performer. Coachella will be held April 13-15 and April 20-22, 2018. Here’s more information about the performers and what it’s like …

Jamaica Bacchanal Carnival

Music that touches your soul, costumes that leave little to the imagination and a feeling of immense unity are what make up Jamaica’s Bacchanal Carnival. Thousands of people gather together for days on end celebrating with each other through song and mas. Here is a little bit more …

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King brought hope and healing to America.  I could not recall a time more than now that we need to remember all the things that he stood for, and the life that he led full of compassion, dignity, courage, humility, justice and truth. Dr. King’s …