Lifestyle & Travel

EU residents explore Italy, take advantage of tourism bans

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While quite a few countries made the list of those banned from traveling in Italy, visitors across the European Union explore sites once flooded by American and Chinese tourists.

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Missed Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’? No worries, here are 8 significant, historical sites you should visit | Photo + Story

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Ghana’s “Year of Return” initiative sparked a movement of Blacks and Africans in the diaspora to journey to “The Motherland.” The year long campaign allowed visitors to explore and travel to important sites that tell of a rich history and narrative nuanced about slavery and before. While Ghana has its significance, there are many more

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Liquid Spirits: 20 Black women-owned wineries and spirits companies

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Drink responsibly and consciously. Great wines and spirits by really dope Black women.

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Home of the Free: Sweetwyrdness founders tap into the eclectic and beautiful with lifestyle, media company

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Ark Republic speaks to Ananda and Zaccai Free, founders of Sweetwyrdness, a highly innovative lifestyle and media company that celebrates and connects those who express themselves in authenticity.

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Atlanta on my palette: A quick detour into Atlanta’s ever-changing, delicious food scene

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Atlanta, Georgia - APRIL 16: A large crowd of people buy meals from food trucks lined up in Grant Park at the Food-o-rama festival.

With the city’s rapid growth expanding outside of the 285 highway and into suburbia, the Georgia metropolis has grown into a food oasis.

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Grinds, grooves and grassroots: Best POC coffee shops South Atlantic region

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Ark Republic finishes its “Best of coffee shops” series by heading to the land of Andre 3000, go-go and Baltimore club music.

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Caffeine for the people, by the people: Best POC coffeeshops series

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Away from the mainstream dosages of cash cropped French press, stale bagels and GMO macchiatos, these shops and cafes serve drip drops of cupped lighting with the understanding that every espresso served, often keeps their doors open and hires local folk.

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Keep calm, drink on: Best of POC coffeeshops South Central region

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“Sweet dreams turns into coffee in the morning,” croons singer Miguel when he gave a new meaning to coffee, in his song with same name. Coffee, without a doubt, gives people the energy that they need after hard nights and deep sleeps, but who supplies this legal high?

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Get Your Java On: Best of POC coffeeshops Central region

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Something as a simple cup of coffee can draw a fine line between recharging your batteries or being escorted out of a Starbucks in handcuffs.

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From coast to coast, the best coffee roast: Best POC coffeeshops in the West North Central region

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Modest-sized cities in the Midwest have been attracting people leaving large metropolises for something more manageable. With the migrations come the change of neighborhoods. These coffeeshops work to highlight the diverse populations and brew choices in the area.

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