Webster University Ghana Provides a Holistic Educational and Cultural Experience in the Heart of West Africa
Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) traditionally have a mission to meet the educational needs of Black students, provide a safe space for them to grow, learn and express themselves and foster mutual respect for Black culture among a broader population.
Although not an HBCU in the traditional sense, Webster University Ghana, located in Accra, the capital city of Ghana boasts a holistic education program that marries academics with culture, history, and a continuously evolving aesthetic and worldview that is both African and global. Studying at this American university on the African continent offers an educational experience buttressed by the cultural richness of Africa’s first independent country.
For Black Folks Who Would Love To Say, “I Used To Have Diabetes”
Dr. Shawn Smith, CEO and founder of the My Black Diabetes Meal Plan, has released the first-ever core product for reversing diabetes in African American pre-diabetics & Type 2 patients. It is called The 28 Day Plan. Designed to address the systemic challenges Black Americans face when dealing with diabetes, the program makes eating well a habit, not a chore.
The 28 Day Plan has taken the team over 560 hours of nutritional investigation to acquire and build. The core plan comes with easy to use software built around Black ‘soul food’ culture, detailed recipe and grocery lists, and a baseline of food combinations that have been used to take user A1cs (the three-month snapshot of blood sugar levels) from a 12 (high and unhealthy) to 5.2 (normal range).
Philly locals, foodies and pizza lovers can start dreaming again about the day they get to enjoy a delicious slice of pizza at the soon-to-open Down North Pizza®, helmed by Philly native, Chef Kurt Evans. Evans and the Down North Pizza crew are kicking off their first major fundraiser, during Black Restaurant Week – Philadelphia, October 16-25. Their goal is to raise enough funds to officially open the doors of the mission-led neighborhood pizza joint, in December 2020. The “Everybody Eats” virtual fundraiser kicked off on October 20.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, AutoNation, America’s largest and most recognized automotive retailer and Keen Water, one of the nation’s top water suppliers, have teamed up to supply AutoNation’s 36 South Florida locations with their premium bottled alkaline water.
AutoNation continues to support the communities that they serve. During a time when awareness of social injustice is heightened, AutoNation increased its support of local communities and welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with Keen Water, a small, Black-owned business.
Pick up your laptop, pack your bags and island gear! Bay Gardens Resorts’ Live in Paradise extended stay program allows travelers to live and work in the Caribbean in affordable comfort and style in St Lucia.
The long stay program is a no-brainer for visitors from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Schengen countries in Europe, and the Caribbean who need no visa for stays for up to six months, and is especially welcome for New Yorkers as the winter chill sets in on Long Island and the Catskills
Travelers seeking a change of scenery and safer working environment after months of pandemic travel restrictions can work relaxedly from a one- or two-bedroom pool-view suite with king or double queen beds, a dining area, full kitchen, cable television, or do their teleworking in their workspace or private balcony or terrace. Both recently renovated, Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa and the brand new, luxury 4,000-square feet Waters Edge Villas are a snatch for singles, couples or families.
The food truck scene in San Francisco’s greater Bay Area is as rich in taste as it is diverse in cuisine – sourcing fresh, local ingredients from ocean waters to organic farmlands. San Francisco is the nations’ melting pot for cultural diversity, serving up some of the most exquisite culinary delights in the country.
However, trying to find a food truck to satisfy that craving has been a bit of a conundrum until recently. FoodTrux is launching its revolutionary app in the greater San Francisco market with direct access to well over 50 food trucks and counting. Using a smart phone or tablet, the FoodTrux app utilizes an intelligent user interface to personalize the user experience when searching for and directly engaging with food trucks based upon geographic location, culinary cuisine, and user favorites.
Available on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Google Play, FoodTrux is an interactive food truck finder app that displays local food trucks on the app’s map, provides turn-by-turn directions, lists food trucks’ menus, prices, special promotions and highlights regional events. All of which are uploaded in real-time on the food truck vendor side of the app.
Mirabel Umenei, Expert Chef and CEO/Founder of Motherland Cooking Xperience, Offers an Interactive Experience with the Best of African Food, Culture, and Music
Motherland Cooking Xperience, the ultimate African food immersion cooking resource, has announced its launch as “the online cultural connection” for food and fun. Motherland Cooking Xperience is a new and unique interactive African cooking experience offering cooking demonstrations, private date night cooking evenings, and hands-on cultural competency training. These interactive, in-person or virtual cooking demonstrations highlight Africa’s culinary diversity through a three-course meal cooking class, paired with drinks and live music.
Owner and chef Mirabel Umenei, a mother of three, is also the founder of Motherland Cultural Connections. “I wear multiple hats,” she explained. “I created Motherland Cooking Experience because I love people, African culture, music, and food. Now I’ve made it possible to share my passions and joy with the world. Motherland Cooking Xperience was founded to provide a platform for immigrants with ties to Africa and showcase their talents through food, music, art, and storytelling. This is a dedicated effort to bridge the cultural gap between African immigrants and their families with their communities of residence.”
In a joint mission to champion underrepresented artists, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® and Hebru Brantley will select an emerging name to design the inaugural 2021 Holiday Spray Can Edition
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, the world’s number one premium gin by volume and value, has continued its partnership with renowned contemporary artist Hebru Brantley to call on artists across North America to design a unique holiday gift pack, to be produced and sold across the U.S. and Canada in 2021. As a tribute to the cultural phenomenon of street art, and a nod to the early beginnings of Brantley’s career, this unconventional edition will feature a spray can outfitted to house the iconic BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® bottle.The Selected Creator will be chosen by Brantley, and its creator will receive a $5,000 creative bursary, as well as a mentorship with Brantley himself.