How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California is home to nearly four million black residents, but unlike cities like New York or Atlanta, finding black-owned businesses to support can pose a challenge for both locals and visitors. Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles and the California African American Museum are two of the most recognizable institutions in the region, but this guide will tell you […]

Shontel Horne

A Weekend Getaway to Big Bear, California

“This is the true story of seven strangers picked to live in a house…” Ok, more like nine people who decided to rent a house for a weekend getaway in Big Bear, California, but once we arrived, it immediately felt like an episode of The Real World. Even though we saw pictures of our digs ahead of […]

Aja Williams

24 Hours In San Jose, California

California has no shortage of desirable destinations for travelers to visit, with glitzy Los Angeles, laidback San Diego and scenic Orange County to the south, techie-meets-hip San Francisco to the north and the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma in the middle of the state. With so much competition, San Jose can sometimes get lost in […]

Shontel Horne

5 Black-Owned Wineries Every Wine Lover Should Know

The wine industry is notoriously competitive and the cost to start, operate and maintain a successful wine business can quickly balloon to more than $1,000,000 before a winery delivers its first case. Still, there are many black entrepreneurs running award-winning wineries in the world’s most prestigious wine-producing regions with some even opening their doors to […]

Shontel Horne

Where To Play, Stay and Taste in Napa Valley

For those who enjoy wine – seasoned and newbies alike – a visit to the wine-soaked and legendary Napa Valley is a rite of passage. If you’re like me however, and aren’t the biggest wine connoisseur, have no fear: there’s plenty more to do in Napa than enjoy the fruits of the vine. Here, in […]

Kimberly Wilson