Event Spotlight: Blaktastik

Columbia and surrounding areas, get ready for Blaktastic, a 3 day film, music, education and art festival celebrating contemporary black creative culture. So much of american popular culture imitates black culture, the line is blurred between what celebrates black culture and what tears it down. In the wave of Tyler Perry and Kevin Hart films […]

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I’m not Broken, I’m BETTER!

Deanna Bookert of The Bookert Agency, hosted the agency’s 3rd annual empowerment conference, “I’m not Broken, I’m Better”, Saturday June 13th. The five phenomenal speakers, Alicia Zeigler, Tamika Sims, Viticus Thomas, Curtis Bush and Antione Jackson gave testimonies of difficult times in their lives and how they overcame. Curtis Bush talked about the tragedy of […]

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DeAmor Magazine, Cola City’s First Luxury Magazine

 Publisher and editor Chasity Davis is taking the Columbia scene by storm. De Amor Magazine can be found on shelves all over town, in coffee shops, salons and studios. The magazine features regular articles on food, fitness, home decor, travel, beauty, finances, cars, fashion, music and literature. My favorite section, is that of literature, to […]

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The Race Issue

In a recent interview with The Grio, Anthony Mackie, star in Captain America; The Winter Soldier, had some interesting thoughts on Selma’s Oscar Snub and the recent injustice of black men being murdered. In reference to the snub, Mackie said, “People are just tired of being bombarded with race right now. So everybody is shying away […]

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Afternoon Tea with CW4CE

 Local Columbia organization, Carolina Women for Change & Empowerment hosted their first annual Ladies Tea on Saturday September 6, 2014. The afternoon tea, was a lesson in etiquette for many of the guests in attendance. Guest speaker Kea Tyson, originally from London, England, explained the history of Tea and the concept behind “The Afternoon Tea”. The hat […]

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