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

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

Robert Smalls captured the Planter, a Confederate ship during the Civil War, and sailed it past Charleston to the Union Navy.

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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First Derby Party a Smash

Arnold Jackson (left) won the men's competition for the Best Looking Gentleman Dandy

Thank you to all who attended the First Annual Pathfinders Kentucky Derby Party. You really showed up and Showed OUT in your finest Derby regalia. Check out this full-page article in the Philadelphia Tribune.  MORE….…/article_5e555cc7-e1ca-5e9b-afa4       Arnold Jackson (left) won the men’s competition for the Best Looking Gentleman Dandy      

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HAITI: Pearl of the Antilles Rediscovered


By Lesly A. Patterson “Ayiti,” as it was once called by its native people, means “land of mountains.”m Also labeled “Pearl of the Antilles,” Haiti occupies the western one-third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Its neighbor, the Dominican Republic, makes up the eastern two-thirds. Until recently I had never considered Haiti as a vacation destination because of my perceptions ...

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An Unbroken Circle – The Gullah Geechee Kinfolk

Actors show the pageantry and royalty of West Africans in Sierra Leone. Credit: Anchor Media Group

One of the devastating effects of slavery in the United States was the loss of culture, language and sense of place, for the Africans held in bondage. It has been estimated that as many as 75% of all enslaved Africans that came to America came in through Beaufort; making the area culturally significant.  From this number, 40% of the newly ...

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Bethlehem-Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

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By Dee Dee McNeil The breeze was balmy and the sky clear and we disembarked from our cruise ship to begin our tour to the Bethlehem a city built on 21 hills. “We are going to experience today the impossible to the possible,” our tour guide proclaimed.  “If you think you can see all of Jerusalem and Bethlehem in one ...

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Namale Resort in the Fiji Islands

By: Angela Dean Watson The town of Savusavu in the island nation of Fiji, is 5,000 miles away from Los Angeles, and a 20-hour, one-way flight from the East coast on Air Pacific. It is also the home of the Namale luxury resort that features several hundred acres of tropical paradise and is the brainchild of self-help guru, Tony Robbins, ...

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