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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

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

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

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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The Big Easy, Harrah’s in New Orleans By Lucy Wilkins

You don’t have to hit it big on the Blackjack tables to be a winner at Harrah’s New Orleans. Located in the heart of The Big Easy, Harrah’s, owned by Caesars Entertainment, is just blocks from the French Quarter, so it’s just as perfect a destination for the reveler who craves Bourbon Street jazz after sunset as it is for ...

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See the Afro Cuban Side of Cuba!

Join the Pathfinders Travel Group on an Adventure to Cuba CUBA LIBRE! 8 Adventurous Days, 7 Exciting nights NEXT TRIP-NOVEMBER 15 – 22, 2016           You’ve dreamed of visiting this beautiful, exotic island. Finally, you can travel with a fully-licensed tour operator. Pathfinders Travel Magazine has visited this fascinating island many times and provides a unique, ...

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Alaska, It’s Hot! Cool Adventure in Cruises and Tours

Alaska, It’s Hot! Cool Adventure Awaits in Cruises and Tours By P.J. Thomas     Alaska is an alluring destination, especially “cruise tours” that combine a popular land vacation for people wanting to experience America’s wilderness beyond just viewing it from the balcony of the ship or through nearby ports of call. Cruise lines such as Norweigan, Celebrity, Princess and ...

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Seven Must-See Sites of African Americans Who Served Their Country

Memorial Day Weekend is sit aside as a time to honor the men and women who served their country. Not to be overlooked is Arlington National Cemetery, located in Washington. The stone memorial garden is the final resting place to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.             Here are important sites of ...

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Barbecue: A Tasty American Classic by Any Name

The unique American style of barbecuing is nearly as synonymous as our Red, White and Blue. Though there is a universal shared love for meats cooked to perfection, Americans often argue that their particular styles of barbecue are the best. As the world’s biggest melting pot, the U.S. is home to many different types of people and cuisine that have ...

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