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Soul of Sonoma Highlights Black Premium Wine Experience


By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO

Soul of Sonoma wants to raise the profile of the few Black-owned vineyards, wineries and establishments producing quality wine. Boasting “unparalleled tasting experiences at premium wineries and featured venues,” SoS has a focused approach to premium wine that serves both the taster and makers alike.

While African Americans are strong consumers of wine it is hard to find Blacks represented amply in the production of premium wine. Very few Black owned vineyards exist and many that do face steep challenges, limited resources and little attention.

(Courtesy Photo/@SoulofSonoma via Facebook)

‘’SoS differentiates itself from the crowded field of wine tour services by offering coordinated access to premium African American wineries and tasting rooms for…

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The Skanner News – Black Seniors Create Artworks Around Family Soul Food Recipes


“I’m not artistic at all,” said Shirley Minor, one of 15 African American seniors who participated in PreSERVE’s six-week “Art and Soul Food” program last winter.

Using various techniques such as collaging, painting and stenciling, the participants created a work of visual art around Black heritage, family food, and childhood memory.

To create their work of art, each person brought in a photograph, a map of their place of origin, and a family recipe. Minor, who works part-time for the state of Oregon’s employment department, used a recipe for corn soufflé – a meal her mother used to make in Louisiana.

As the weeks progressed, Minor said she felt more confident in her artistic abilities. “I really started enjoying myself,” said told The Skanner. “It was a way to help you…

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Soul Food keeping African American History Alive


Baton Rouge, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) – The first ever annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival, had tons of fried catch fish, great home cooking, and art took place Saturday afternoon at the River Front Plaza.

Attending the festival, Stephanie Dillard, said she grew up eating soul food.

“Sunday and Monday’s, Monday you had red beans and fried chicken then come the cornbread so yeah it was good,”said Dillard.

Wayne Jones, a local artist at the festival said the food is not just good, but it’s also apart of African American history.

“It’s a creative food for our people since our people been here in America, survivor food, and we’re still surviving on it now today,” said Jones.

 For Jay Nunnery’s family, learning to cook fried food, is like a right of passage.

“A lot of our family is…

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SavArtScene: W.W. Law photo exhibit captures soul of Savannah through the years – Entertainment & Life – Savannah M…


Westley Wallace Law had a profound impact on Savannah that can still be felt today.

As a civil rights leader and president of the Savannah NAACP, W.W. Law played a crucial role in desegregation and was instrumental in promoting and preserving African-American history and culture. He helped found numerous organizations like the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and the Beach Institute of African American Culture. He was a staunch advocate for historical preservation in all its guises.

He was also an avid collector of everything from civil rights documents and paraphernalia to photographs and music.

After Law passed in 2002, something needed to be done with his vast and significant collection and, after being held for a time by the W.W….

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Black bishop delivers passion and soul in powerful royal wedding sermon



In a stirring royal wedding address, the African-American leader of the Episcopal Church quoted Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke passionately about …
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African bronze art: Anchor of soul


If you’re like me, you may be bored of the artwork affronting the walls and spaces in your home or office. You may desire change but not know where to start. You may be too conservative for Feng Shui and too liberal for Mannerism? Right! I have a suggestion: Try African bronze art.

While I don’t consider myself an art aficionado, I am a student of it. After living and working in West Africa for decades I developed a familial connection to bronze art. African bronze art is not simply art; it is crafted and infused with life force that anchors the soul of its intended owner. You don’t pick bronze art, it picks you.

Almost all African art is rooted in religious, ceremonial and ritual tradition commemorating African royalty. The technique and process used to create…

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