Blessing of the Harvest!

The Males Place, Inc. continues to make moves throughout the city of Charlotte, NC. Yesterday, the organization hosted its Annual Ceremonial Blessing of the Harvest, and it was inspiring, to say the least. The event took place at their garden on 1909 McAllister Drive. It featured music from the Senior African Drummers & Sister Kurstin…

Project B.O.L.T

During the Summoning the Village event yesterday, I was introduced to an impactful organization that I had to spotlight. Project B.O.L.T Project B.O.L.T (Building Outstanding Lives Together) is committed to making changes in the city of Charlotte, NC. President and Co-Founder Gemini Boyd is doing this by building connections between organizations and the youth, particularly…

Summoning the Village!

Greetings All, I attended an amazing event today in the Queen City (Charlotte, NC), and I wanted to provide a rundown. Hosted by The Males Place, Inc., Founder Baba Reggie Singleton presents Summoning the Village: African Centered Resolutions to Black Male Adolescent Violence in Charlotte. Sponsored by Afrikan Liberation Media, this event took place at…

Meet Kwanelle Parker

Heroic news stories always make good days great. And what’s even better is when they take place in your backyard. Kwanelle Parker of Charlotte, NC, has been making headlines since the summer. On July 2, while driving on Interstate 77 near Gilead Road, he stopped and saved 37-year-old Jamie Sicard from her burning car. She…

Deep Roots CPS Farm

Greetings All, In a previous post, I shared a documentary that featured sixteen prominent Black men in Charlotte, NC. It included community organizers, activists, and leaders who are making a difference for Black Charlotte. Well, one of the brothers featured, Brother Wisdom Jzar (I AM We Fitness), has a family-run farm and is in the…

The Queen City: Brotherhood, Leadership, & Solutions

Greetings Everyone, It’s been a while, and if you missed me, you may have wondered what I’ve been up to. Well, here’s what: The documentary is entitled, The Queen City: Brotherhood, Leadership, & Solutions. I had an opportunity to speak with sixteen powerful Black men throughout Charlotte, NC, who are leaders in their own right,…

Omar Tyree Presents…Hot Lava Entertainment!

New York Times best-selling author Omar Tyree, who’s most known for his classic novel Flyy Girl, is transitioning from the publishing world to a career in film and music. How so, you might ask? With Hot Lava Entertainment. Hot Lava Entertainment, LLC. will take Tyree’s popular books, original screenplays, and music and produce cultural films…

Charlotte’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The City of Charlotte recently held a press conference discussing the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and I had to give an overview for those who are inside and outside of the Queen City. The Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan is a shared vision to guide the city’s growth over the next 20 years. This community-driven Plan…

Samoha African Cuisine

Greetings All, An afternoon drive around the Queen City led me to an unexpected gold mine, Samoha African Cuisine. Based in Charlotte, NC, Samoha African Cuisine is a Nigerian restaurant that serves fresh and authentic African dishes. Jollof rice, tilapia, chicken, oxtail, spinach, fried plantain, and beef stew are just a few options that will…

Dr. O.J.’s Organic Juice

Greetings Folks, About six years ago, I started juicing. No, not “that” kind of juicing…the one with fruit and vegetables. I figured it would be a great way to kick off my mornings or drink before workouts. Not taking it too seriously, I soon discovered that there were some serious health benefits attached to it;…

GotSeaMoss

Greetings All, In a previous post, I highlighted some of the health benefits that come with eating sea moss. Containing 92 out of the 102 minerals that our body needs, sea moss has magnesium, potassium, iodine, sulfur, calcium, iron, selenium, folates, fiber and copper, phosphorus, zinc, riboflavin, beta carotene, pectin, taurine, bromine, and manganese. Eating…

Taste Moore Soul

Greetings All, If you’ve been following this blog, then you probably know that I like to eat. So it’s only right that I highlight a premier food truck in the Carolinas. Taste Moore Soul Based in Charlotte, NC, Taste Moore Soul is a mobile kitchen on wheels with a menu made from the heart and…