Author Archives: PJ Thomas

M&M Restaurant

M&M Restaurant

By: Kayla Anderson Located in Sparks, Nevada, next to the popular gambling town of Reno, M&M’s Southern Café offers good ’ole Southern soul food. Tucked into a neighborhood shopping center that’s minutes from the city’s downtown Victorian Square, M&M’s is open five days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The dine-in restaurant serves everything from grits and cornbread ...

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Discount Coupons for Travel

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By Jenice Armstrong Turner Tisha Mae Brown, a 36-year-old Newark, Delaware resident, loves using Groupon for travel purposes. Last year, she booked a family trip to Orlando, Florida, using Groupon Getaways, and enjoyed the savings and everything that came with it. “We didn’t have a single issue with using Groupon. When I got there, everything was set,” she told Pathfinders. ...

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Philadelphia’s Best Places for Selfies

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PHILADELPHIA, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, welcomes the Democratic National Convention. The city has become a major restaurant destination, where you can find chefs rivaling those of its near neighbors, New York City or Washington, D.C. Take a ride along Boat House Row, swing to jazz at the Clef Club or, on a more serious note, pay ...

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Mississippi Blues

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Pathfinders is dedicated to highlighting Black history 365 days of the year.  During Black History Month, we will showcase some of the people, destinations, museums and historical sites we especially love and believe should be added to your list of places to visit.   The B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center 400 Second Street Indianola, MS 38751 The ...

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Chef Jesse Jones Offers Tips for a Successful Holiday Party

Like many African-American chefs, Jesse Jones developed his knowledge of cooking from his mom and Nana. “There were amazing cooks in Snow Hill, North Carolina,” he said. They were hands-on, no-measuring, take-no-prisoners-with-the-soul-food kind of cooks. And though he grew up in North Jersey, Jones parlayed that love of cooking and knowledge of southern cuisine into what he calls southern cooking ...

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10 Quick Tips to Prepare for Traveling in Cold Weather

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Before You Leave Home Consider trip insurance to protect against losses due to missed flights or connections in bad weather. Set your thermostat to insure the temperature in your home doesn’t fall below freezing which could result in burst water pipes. Leave your house and car key as well as your travel itinerary with a trusted neighbor who will know ...

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Response to the sisters who were thrown from the train

Say it Proud, “I’m Black and I’m Loud.” by P.J. Thomas   When one of my best buds and a fellow journalist sent me the story about the 11 women of an African- American book club who had been unceremoniously tossed off the Napa Valley Wine Train for disturbing other passengers with their laughter, there wasn’t a doubt in my ...

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Garden of Stone, Grace, and Beauty

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Arlington National Cemetery By P.J. Thomas Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), located in Arlington, Virginia, was established in 1864 on the orders of President Lincoln as a final resting place for America’s military heroes.  Two hundred acres of land which once belong to General Robert E. Lee who had abandoned Arlington House by 1861 during the Civil War years, was set ...

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What You Should Know to Get Through the Security Checkpoints

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Get the 411 on 3-1-1  What You Should Know to Get Through the Security Checkpoints The Transportation Safety Administration has provided packing tips to simplify your travel experience through security screening. They include: Pack an organized carry-on bag using layers – a layer of clothes, then electronic, more clothes, and then any heavier items. This will help security officers see ...

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