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#abff2016 20 Years of Filmmaking Black Hollywood Triumphs

The 20th American Black Film Festival converged on South Beach, June 15 -19 for a weekend of exclusive independent film screenings, workshops, panels, seminars, parties and more!  Last but not least is the festival’s finale, “the star-studded opening night screening to the closing ‘Best of Festival’ awards ceremony.” This year rapper and comedian Common served as the festival ambassador. Thousands of filmgo ...

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: It’s time to seek alternatives. Here are a few

Recent stories reveal the discrimination black travelers face in the new shared economy. Sherrell Dorsey, The Root The moment Charles Hunt arrived in Rome, he planned to drop his luggage at his Airbnb and go on to explore the ancient city. Except, after a series of six email exchanges with the host to finalize accommodations and pay for his stay, the host suddenly said the room was no longer available. Out ...

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A Journey of Vision, Passion, Purpose, Entertainment and Workshops Enriches the 2016 Odyssey Media Network Retreat

Odyssey Media CEO Linda Spradley Dunn, known for her moniker: “I’m Dunn talking” was in rare form for the 2016 Odyssey Network Ultimate Business Retreat conference held May 31st - June 3rd at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida. Thousands of woman from all walks of life came together to hear experts in their field discuss topics pertaining to travel, health, business, politics, technology and more!  Th ...

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Pei Wei is the Way!

The Urban Traveler and Jax Free Press sampled the product of the week! Pei Wei is a ‘Counter-serve Pan-Asian chain that serves health-conscious noodle, rice dishes & more’. Located at the St. John's Town Center, according to Google, ‘the Pei Wei restaurant chain was created in 2000 by P. F. Chang's China Bistro to compete in the fast-growing fast casual restaurant segment while P. F. Chang's remained in ...

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Tallahassee African American Heritage Celebrated All Year Long

Tallahassee, Fla. celebrates African-American culture all year long with a wealth of heritage sites offering a glimpse into the people, places and events that shaped the black experience in Tallahassee and Florida.  As the first city in Florida to hear the Emancipation Proclamation, Tallahassee's storied history dates back to the plantation lifestyle, moving forward into the post-slavery world where the acc ...

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Key West Islands A Lifelong Vacation Destination

By Urban Traveler Lynn Jones - Every so often it takes time to gather your thoughts and come up with a story on a destination that has been visited my billions of vacationers! Key West is a well know destination and people around the world are always in the mood to visit Key West and the surrounding Islands. From cruise ships to driving down Interstate 95 or sailing on your yacht, you will find great food, ...

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Thousands Flock to South Beach for 15th Annual Food and Wine Festival

The 15th annual Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival (#sobewff) was a food lover’s delight! Thousands of *foodies were in for a treat as Food Network and Cooking Channel stars Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flav, Geoffrey Zakarian, Marcus Samuelson, Rachel Ray, Robert Irvine, Aaron Sanchez, Ann Burrell and more whisked their culinary skills to sunny South Miami Beach, Florida. Gou ...

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Sbraga & Company Brings Philly Flare to Jax!

Last year, I had the privilege of visiting Philadelphia; remember the “I Love Philly” column! While in Philly I visited the restaurant The Fat Ham. Well now in Jacksonville, the owners of The Fat Ham have arrived with a new restaurant “Sbraga & Company!” Walking up to Sbraga & Company restaurant at Unity Plaza, you immediately feel the rustic atmosphere and concierge servicing. The menu boasts light ...

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Bonefish maintains a spot at the top for superior food, signature cocktails and banging cuisine!

If you are a native Jacksonvillian and you have the urge for some spicy shrimp aka ‘Bang, Bang Shrimp’ you head on over to Bonefish grill! Bonefish has two locations in Jacksonville, Florida.  One in Mandarin (10950 San Jose Rd.) and Jacksonville Beach (2400 S. 3rd St.). Bonefish new roll out includes new decor, a high performance kitchen and more! The bonefish sculpture hangs on a wall where the reflection ...

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Disney’s Magical Dining Month Is More than Magical, It’s Enchanting Epicurean Cuisine!

Disney’s Magical Dining Month Is More than Magical It’s Enchanting Epicurean Cuisine! #magicaldining Celebrate Orlando's amazing culinary scene during Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month. Magical Dining Month special preview week began August 24 and continues throughout September, select Orlando restaurants are offering prix fixe dinners for just $33. Indulge in imaginative appetizers, entrees and desserts ...

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