Music Lovers Reunite at Capital Jazz Fest 2021

After a 24-month COVID hibernation, the Capital Jazz Fest reconvened as a special edition at Merriweather Park in Symphony Woods in Columbia, Maryland. Normally an annual June event, which was canceled in 2020, the fest took place on September 4th and 5th—with a few modifications. Entry required proof of a COVID vaccination, or a negative test taken […]

Discover Atlanta’s Emerging Black Cuisine and City Sights

Explore Atlanta, Georgia, arguably the capital of the New South, and you’ll be embraced by a multicultural city, led by a black mayor and blessed with forward-thinking electorates who made Fulton County the most pivotal voting bloc in the country. These erudite Atlanteans are forging a new world, creating a vibrant food scene, supporting the […]

Take a Black Journey through Brattleboro Vermont

The first impression of the picturesque, alpine village of Brattleboro, Vermont is that it’s nestled in geographical beauty. Framed by the majestic Connecticut River and backdropped by the imposingly verdant and beautiful Wantastiquet Mountain, the city has an innate allure. Residents and visitors tend to hover around downtown, where the life is as vibrant as this 12,000-person […]

Miami: Getaway Vacations for Grownups

Don’t let the youngsters have all the fun. Miami is brimming over with restaurants, hotels, tours, historic neighborhoods, spas and hotels that beckon grownups. Grab your sunglasses, swimsuits and sense of adventure and take an adult getaway vacation to America’s favorite beach town.  South Beach Beckons The Washington Avenue Area is two blocks off the water and south of 13th Street. […]

From The Bronx To The World: Ghetto Gastro Is The Movement’s Kitchen

Happy to say that I was a contributing writer for the September/October issue of Essence Magazine. I wrote a profile on a culinary collective from the Bronx, New York that supports BLM and is changing the way chefs enter the food industry. Check out the article in the Essence Eats section and don’t forget to […]

ESSENCE 50th Anniversary Issue

Happy to say I was one of the contributors to Essence’s 50th Anniversary Issue. My Essence Eats column charted the history of some classic restaurants that were around when Essence began in 1970. It also highlighted new eateries that are breaking ground and continuing to support the African American community.