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This Couple Spent Their First Year Of Dating Traveling The World | Travel Noire

DeAnna Taylor, Travel Noire Jazz (25) and Marc (33). Jazz is Jamaican-American and Marc is German with roots in Mauritius. The couple randomly met at a bar in Bali and 10 days after their initial encounter, decided to travel the world while sharing their art forms as they go. Marc is a former medical doctor who decided to chase his artistic passions that include: poetry, making welding installations, and developing nature-inspired properties. Jazz is a Business English Teacher who decided to follow her passions of painting, designing jewelry, and event curation. In this first year of dating, the pair ventured […]

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Black Love Experience Takes Over THEARC | AFRO

George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer, AFRO line for the Black Love Experience event snaked back from the entrance and curved around a corner down Mississippi Avenue, S.E. Hundreds of people huddled the cool air waiting for their chance to get inside. You only have to step inside a few paces to know the wait was worth it. The Black Love Experience, is a women-led event promoting growth, economic development and the arts across D.C. Over 40 vendors from the District, New York, Philadelphia, Senegal and South Africa that set up shop this year at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave, S.E. […]

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She Isn’t High-Maintenance, You’re Just Low Effort | Her Way

April Callaghan, Her Way time I checked, having standards doesn’t make a woman high-maintenance, it just makes her a person who knows what she wants. It doesn’t make her a mission impossible, it just requires a bit more effort than it normally would. And putting in extra effort can be a problem to some, which is why it’s always easier to come up with excuses than it is to step up your game. She is the kind of woman who doesn’t depend on anyone. It’s because she knows to lean on someone in life means to be left without anything […]

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Lorraine Morton, Evanston’s first black mayor, remembered as trailblazer, history maker | ABC7 Chicago

Karen Jordan, ABC7 Chicago , Ill. (WLS) — Former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton is gone, but not forgotten. Morton lived a purpose-driven life, accomplishing many firsts. She made Evanston her home after graduating Northwestern University and became the first educator of color to teach in a public school there. Over the years, she went from principal, to alderman, to being elected the city’s first African American mayor in 1993. “She was the mayor for the city of Evanston. Not just a black mayor,” said Delores Holmes, a former Evanston alderman. Holmes had known Morton long before they worked together on […]

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Nights at the Museum: Good for Cultivating an Art Habit and Romance | The New York Times

Hilarie M. Sheets , The New York Times Monique and Ronald Ollie in front of Ed Clark’s “Untitled” (1975).CreditCreditSam Gilliam/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Daniel Dorsa for The New York Times. Featured Image Ollie was an engineering student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the early 1970s, he would take dates to the St. Louis Art Museum. “The other engineers would say, ‘Why are you taking that woman to the art museum?”’ he recalled. He would respond devilishly to his fraternity brothers, “You just don’t know!” Today, Mr. Ollie, a retired mechanical engineer, and his wife, […]

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