Celebration of 25 Years of South African Democracy, and the Sixth Anniversary of South African Women’s Day in Atlanta

A powerful African-American activist named Fannie Lou Hamer once encouraged her fellow freedom fighters “never to forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over.” As Black people around the world continue breaking down barriers on the path to prosperity, they often find creative ways to honor the legacy of those that came before them.

On Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 6pm, Brand South Africa in partnership with the South African Women’s Alliance is hosting 25 year of South African Democracy and the sixth anniversary dinner of South African Women’s Day in Atlanta. The event will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center; 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30346.

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Ready Or Not – Wyclef Jean To Headline House By Heineken At Outside Lands Music Festival ® 0.0

Heineken® Gives Festivalgoers a Curated Musical Experience and First-Ever Outside Lands Sampling of Heineken®

House by Heineken returns to San Francisco for the 2019 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival from August 9-11. Festival attendees 21+ can kick back with an ice-cold Heineken®, snag a beer koozie, enjoy a dynamic musical lineup and sample Heineken® 0.0 – the zero-alcohol brew with zero tradeoffs.

Headlining the House by Heineken this year is prolific singer, songwriter, activist and founding member of The Fugees – Wyclef Jean. He’ll take the stage on Sunday, August 11 and is bringing his “One Man Band” for an incredible pop-up performance to close out the weekend.

“I’m looking forward to connecting with the loyal fans of Outside Lands to bring awareness to topics that are important to me through my music,” said Wyclef. “This is my first time taking the House by Heineken stage and I can’t wait to connect with the crowd and make new memories.”

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Annual Rib Eating Competition Returns to Tony Roma’s This August

Rib fans can sign up now through August 15 for a chance to compete to win free Tony Roma’s World-Famous Baby Back Ribs for a year

Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s®, announces sign-ups are now open for its third annual Rib Eating Competition in select locations across the U.S. on August 24 and 25. Rib fans can sign up now through August 15 for a chance to compete to win free Tony Roma’s World-Famous Baby Back Ribs for a year.

“The annual Rib Eating Competition has become such an energetic and dynamic celebration at Tony Roma’s,” said Bob Gallagher, Sr. Vice President of Culinary & Beverage of Tony Roma’s. “We have served our World-Famous Baby Back Ribs to guests every day for nearly 50 years, and this event allows our fans to get their rib faces on and enjoy the atmosphere of a great event.”

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Wine.com Launching Spirits In California, New York, Florida and New Jersey

Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, is now selling spirits in New York and Florida, and will launch New Jersey and California in August and September, respectively.

Already the world’s largest wine store with over 15,000 wines, Wine.com now offers a selection of over 2,000 spirits, including rare and collectible items not easily found in stores. With many wine enthusiasts enjoying premium spirits and craft cocktails at home, Wine.com will delight consumers with the ease of one-stop shopping for all their wine and spirits online.

“Wine.com has serviced consumers with wine for 21 years – offering a comprehensive array of spirits is a natural progression. With so many wine consumers also enjoying craft cocktails and experimenting with their own home bars, we are thrilled to offer the same selection, education and guidance in spirits as we already offer in wine.” – Mike Osborn, founder of Wine.com.

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New York-based PairME Wines Makes Fine French Wine Accessible to Millennials

Jacques Alexandre Azoulay partners with young entrepreneurs to launch new brand, simplify wine selection for consumers

PairME Wines

With the consultation of expert wine curators, PairME has sourced and produced fine wines optimized to accompany various meals, thereby simplifying or eliminating the wine decision-making process for consumers.

“We are delighted to bring our knowledge and passion for wine to consumers who may not have the time or resources to learn the idiosyncrasies of different grapes,” said Co-Founder and CEO Scott Glauber, a millennial entrepreneur with experience in the food and wine industry. “By individually curating each wine based on consumers’ meal preferences and palettes, we hope to democratize the sommelier experience.”

“Having worked in the wine industry for decades, PairME is an innovative concept to effortlessly provide everyday consumers with the curation expertise of leaders in the industry,” said Jacques Alexandre Azoulay, importer and distributor of PairME.

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First Black-Owned and Operated Marketplace is Coming to Miami

Overtown Marketplace, the country’s first Black-owned and operated marketplace, is coming to one of Miami, Florida’s oldest and most historically significant neighborhoods. A soft launch event on August 17th is open to media and special invitees, and will feature a wide range of shopping, entertainment, food, and more

Urban Philanthropies, in cooperation with Urban Pulse Direct, has announced the grand opening of the Overtown Marketplace on August 24-25, 2019. Prior to the grand opening event, the organization will host a soft launch for media and special guests on August 17 from 5-9 p.m. featuring live music, poetry, art, shopping, and more. Both events will be held onsite at the Overtown Marketplace, located at 1000 NW 2nd Ave. in Miami.

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Black VegFest Brings Healthy Living to Brooklyn

Organizers Reject Support From Prominent Soft Drink Company

Weeksville Heritage Center hosts Black VegFest’s 2nd Annual in association with proud vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. New York’s only outdoor two-day vegan festival arrives in Brooklyn, Aug. 10-11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The festival’s center stage will is located at Bergen Street between Rochester and Buffalo Avenues. Most workshops take place inside Weeksville, located at 158 Buffalo Avenue.

Black VegFest is an intersectional vegan festival focused on Black culture, health and wellness, animal welfare and planetary care. Organizers from Grassroots Artists MovEment (G.A.ME), a small NYC not-for-profit, plans to bring over 5000 attendees to Brooklyn. The first Black VegFest brought 2000 attendees on the rainiest day in 2018!

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Outside Lands Announces Its 2019 Food & Drink Lineup

200+ Menu Items, 85 Restaurants,48 Wineries, 30 Breweries, 6 Cocktail Bars, Nearly All of Which Are From The Bay Area & Northern California

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Only at Outside Lands do festival-goers plan their meals as excitedly as they plan their shows, and what else would one expect at the festival that changed the landscape forever? Here, 200+ menu items from 85 restaurants combine with 48 wineries, 30 breweries, and 6 cocktail bars to underscore why Northern California’s culinary culture is among the best in the country. Outside Lands has seven distinct food and drink experiences — A Taste of the Bay AreaWine LandsBeer LandsCheese LandsOutside Clams, GastroMagic, and Cocktail Magic — allowing festival-goers to immerse themselves in a food and drink wonderland, all while discovering the culinary creatives who make the Bay Area so special. Outside Lands will take place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park August 9-11, 2019. 3-Day and Single Day tickets are on sale now via www.sfoutsidelands.com.

A Taste of the Bay Area 2019

85 Bay Area Restaurants

A Taste of the Bay Area stays true to its mission in showcasing the region’s rising stars, diversity of eats and growing trends. Culinary aficionado Tanya Kollar, who has diligently worked behind the scenes at Outside Lands since 2010, has curated the 85-part lineup. Three Michelin starred restaurants —Omakase, Sorrel, and Rich Table are now part of the dining experience at Outside Lands — as are five of The San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Restaurants of 2019. Additionally, some of the Bay Area’s most interesting pop-up restaurants join the festival this year. There is Pinoy Heritage, Francis Ang’s fantastic Filipino venture and Oakland’s wildly popular Chef Smelly’s Creole and Soul Food. With Henry’s + KronnerBurger, Oakland’s much beloved chef Chris Kronner revives his KronnerBurger, “the burger to believe in,” for Outside Lands. Also rolling in from the East Bay is Xolo with its creative Mexican eats, including Beyond Vegan Burritos, and Hopscotch, serving American classics influenced by Japanese flavors and techniques.

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