Tag: hospitality recreation

Another Mount Laurel, N.J. Bigot Arrested After Being Caught on Video Hurling the N-Word at a Black Hotel Clerk

Screenshot: royal_serenity_nj/ Instagram Yooooooo, what TF is in the water in Mount Laurel, N.J. that has racist white people wilding out on camera like they were spring breakers in, well, New Jersey, probably? It hasn’t even been a full month since Edward Mathews, who I affectionately refer to as New Jersey’s Phony Soprano, was caught […]

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The City-Dweller’s Guide To The Outdoors

(This is part one of a two-part series where writer Christina Blacken takes the Ford Bronco Sport to Chicago’s surrounding wilderness). My ancestors ooze in my bones. DNA is a walking imprint of what’s happened before us, etching genetic mutations into our cells that nod to the joy, triumphs, traumas, and adaptions of the past. […]

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Amid Concerns Over a National Chicken Shortage, Popeyes Announces Chicken Nuggets as Its Newest Menu Item

A Popeyes fast food chain restaurant is seen on August 30, 2019 on a street of Washington D.C. Photo: ERIC BARADAT/AFP (Getty Images) Move over chicken sandwich—there’s a new craze in town! On Tuesday, Popeyes revealed its latest menu addition and it’s none other than chicken nuggets! According to a press release obtained by Fox […]

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Amid a National Chicken Shortage, Popeyes Announces Chicken Nuggets as Its Newest Menu Item

A Popeyes fast food chain restaurant is seen on August 30, 2019 on a street of Washington D.C. Photo: ERIC BARADAT/AFP (Getty Images) Move over chicken sandwich—there’s a new craze in town! On Tuesday, Popeyes revealed its latest menu addition and it’s none other than chicken nuggets! According to a press release obtained by Fox […]

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Uplift Black Brands At This Joyful Interactive Cookout

Teaming up with Target, we’ve created an interactive cookout experience where you can navigate scenes and shop Black-owned products. Part two let’s you explore the whole event. (Expand to full-screen mode to get the best user experience). Advertisement Summer is here. And that means cookouts and all those other joyful summer activities are back! But […]

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Mario Golf: Super Rush Is a Good Sports Game and an Even Better Friendship Killer

Sometimes you just have to go super saiyan on a golf ballImage: Nintendo When Mario Golf: Super Rush was announced earlier this year for the Nintendo Switch, the reaction from me and my friends could be boiled down to “Yo, that looks fun!,” which was quickly followed by “Know what else looks fun? Me beating […]

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Atlanta Ikea Introduces Juneteenth Menu So Bad That 33 Black Employees Didn’t Show Up for Work

Photo: Tanasan Sungkaew (Shutterstock) While it’s great that Juneteenth is finally receiving national recognition, it comes with the unfortunate downside of white people doing the absolute, goddamn most. Take for instance an Ikea in Atlanta that introduced a special Juneteenth menu that just screams “I had one Black friend…in high school…during freshman year.” Advertisement According […]

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Welcome To The Cookout (Juneteenth Edition)

Teaming with Target, we’ve created an interactive cookout experience where you can navigate scenes and shop Black-owned products. Part one focuses on the delicious dishes of Juneteenth. (Expand to full-screen mode to get the best user experience). Advertisement Red food is a staple of Juneteenth cookouts — but do you know why exactly? To learn, […]

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10 Books Celebrating the Rich History of Black Cuisine to Honor Juneteenth

Meals, Music, and Muses: Recipes From My African American Kitchen, Racial Indigestion, Burgers in BlackfaceImage: Flatiron Books, New York University Press, University of Minnesota Press In recent years, Juneteenth has become another date to celebrate all facets of Blackness—and that, of course, includes the food. Because it’s June, everyone loves an excuse to set up […]

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5 American Cities That Thrive on Black Culture

Sculptures of celebrated musicians in the Roots of Music Cultural Sculpture Garden in Armstrong Park, New Orleans.Photo: Kelly vanDellen (Shutterstock) The word long doesn’t adequately express what we’ve experienced over the last 15 months. As we face another summer that looks far different from summers past, one thing is certain, and that is our need […]

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How We Do: What to Gift Your ‘I Do’ Crew

Photo: pixelheadphoto digitalskillet (Shutterstock) The Root has so enjoyed kicking off wedding season with “How We Do,” our series of gift guides, style experts and love stories, aimed at helping our readers find some inspiration for their own nuptials and unions. But if you’ve ever planned a wedding, you know it’s not just about you […]

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5 Historic Black Landmarks for Your Must-See List

Photo: National Museum of African American History and Culture and The Washington Monument in Washington DC, USA on 14 May 2019 (Shutterstock) Travel expands perspectives and open minds beyond what you’re used to in your everyday life. Just the same, there’s nothing like the thrill of seeing your history and heritage reflected during your travels. […]

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4 National Parks That Reflect Our History and Culture

Photo: Harriett Tubman National Historical Park (Shutterstock) The United States is a country that boasts a famously diverse expanse of terrain, with spectacular natural wonders like canyons, mountains, forests and prairies dotting the landscape. Unfortunately, very few African Americans explore the country’s wilderness through the U.S. national park system. According to the National Park Service […]

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I’m Here for ‘The Bando,’ a Trap-Experience Restaurant in Atlanta Where You Can Get ‘Crack Wings’ (Along With Various Other Food Items, of Course)

Screenshot: Royaltdre Gang (Other) This is not going to go the direction you think it might. I just want that to be clear upfront. If you’re looking for the piece that condemns such an experience or food item, keep on walkin’ I ain’t talkin’ to you any more. Word to CeCe Peniston. Advertisement But first, […]

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High on the Hog Is the Most Satisfying Meal on TV. Let’s Dig In, Shall We?

Screenshot: YouTube/Netflix (Getty Images) For as long I can remember, gumbo has been the meal of choice every year, every Christmas. Advertisement Thanks to my Mama’s Louisiana upbringing, her gumbo has often brought all the folks to our yard and kitchen table over the years because it’s just that damn good. However, no matter how […]

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We Get High on the Hog and Play Black Ass Game With Chef-Writer Stephen Satterfield

Y’all hungry? Well, I certainly was while watching Netflix’s new four-part docuseries High on the Hog in preparation for my very fun and informative interview with chef and writer Stephen Satterfield. Advertisement Here’s the series synopsis, via Netflix: Black food is American food. Chef and writer Stephen Satterfield traces the delicious, moving through-lines from Africa […]

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Trump Hotel Reportedly Raised Its Rates to Keep QAnon Trump Supporters Out and…LOL!

Photo: Mark Tenally (AP) So apparently, Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel raised its prices in March in order to deter QAnon Trump supporters from visiting, and…my God, that’s hilarious. Imagine a cult leader telling his loyal cultists: “Loving me is free, but if you want to come to my house and stink up my furniture, […]

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