GUATEMALAN SPIRIT

Ahead of International Women’s Day, acclaimed photographer Nicolee Drake travelled to Guatemala to capture the women crafting the bands for the outside of each bottle of Zacapa 23 Rum. Credit: Nicolee Drake for Zacapa

Women Weaving Their Way to Success With Zacapa Ahead of International Women‘s Day, acclaimed photographer Nicolee Drake captures the women hand-crafting one of the world‘s best-tasting, premium dark spirits In the lush, green grasslands of Guatemala, a community of over 700 women are weaving their way to independence and empowerment by hand-crafting intricate ‘petate’ bands (woven palm leaves) that adorn the bottles [...]

UNICEF AWARD

UNICEF

UNICEF honors Kimberly-Clark with 2018 Children First Award Award recognizes Kimberly-Clark’s long-time partnership with UNICEF to improve the lives of children around the world UNICEF USA has recognized Kimberly-Clark with the 2018 Children First Award for its ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funding for the global aid organization, and its collaboration with UNICEF on innovative projects to improve [...]

DOWNTIME: WAKANDA

Wakanda

Discover the Real Stories and Superheroes of Africa The Marvel Studios movie “Black Panther” has not only been breaking box office records around the world, but it’s also become a bona fide cultural phenomenon and spurred interest in all things African. Moviegoers have been queuing for miles to see the film, which tells the story of [...]

DOWNTIME: NASSAU

PRNewsfoto/Nassau Paradise Island

DOWNTIME: NASSAU With cold temperatures blanketing the East Coast, Nassau Paradise Island hotels are incentivizing travelers to trade the snow for sand with a variety of new hotel deals and packages valid for travelers seeking a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day or have started dreaming of Spring Break destinations. See below for a selection of winter getaway [...]

Black History Tribute

Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun

Bounce’s Black History Month Tribute Bounce, the first-and-only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month in February with a compelling programming tribute; highlights include: The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions premieres Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET hosted by actors Larenz Tate and Erica Ash. Ludacris, CeeLo Green, Cameo, Doug E. Fresh, Xscape, Bow Wow, Keke [...]

Pepsi Pop Culture

Cindy Crawford in “This Is The Pepsi” 2018 “Pepsi Generations” TV Advertisement which will debut during Super Bowl LII (PRNewsfoto/PepsiCo)

Pepsi® Celebrates Decades of Creating Pop-Culture History With Release of Super Bowl LII TV Advertisement Pepsi today unveiled its TV advertisement that will air during Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4. Titled “This Is the Pepsi,” the :30 in-game ad takes fans through decades of the brand’s rich history in pop culture. The spot is narrated [...]

Game Day Penne

Bellucci Penne with Sun-dried tomato Pesto

Bellucci Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Listen, if your eats aren’t touchdown-worthy this Super Bowl Sunday, your team just might lose. Whether you’re a die-hard Patriots or Eagles fan or just there for the food and commercials, this glorious game day Bellucci EVOO  penne  recipe scores big time. For this quick meal, we use Bellucci [...]

Last Mile, Second Chances

Activist Topeka K. Sam, host of SiriusXM’s “Last Mile, Second Chances” Photo: Mikey Ortiz, SiriusXM (PRNewsfoto/Sirius XM Holdings Inc.)

SiriusXM Launches Groundbreaking New Show on Prison Reform and New Beginnings SiriusXM today announced the launch of “Last Mile, Second Chances,” an exclusive new show about formerly incarcerated women moving back into society and how communities can help in the transition.  The show airs on SiriusXM’s Urban View channel 126 Sundays at 9:00 am ET. Hosted by justice [...]

TREND WATCH: ETSY

JEWELRY: Choker Revamp (PRNewsfoto/Etsy)

Etsy Predicts 2018 Trends to Watch: The Year of the Perfectly Imperfect Etsy Inc. (Nasdaq: ETSY) recently announced the release of its January Trend Guide. Reading the tea leaves at the start of the New Year, Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson has rounded up her predictions for the hot items to watch in 2018, and they’re exactly what [...]

LITE FRENCH FARE

La Madeleine Celebrates 35 Years With French-Inspired Smart Choice Recipes (PRNewsfoto/la Madeleine French Bakery & Ca)

La Madeleine Celebrates 35 Years With French-Inspired Smart Choice Recipes New flavorful menu items compromise nothing but the calories La Madeleine French Bakery & Café ushers in 2018 with new smart choice recipes celebrating the French love affair with food. The French are experts at a balanced approach to food and diet, never sacrificing flavor. [...]