Author: Vwede Ohworho

Brings 10 years of journalism experience

Are grits good for you? The debate about the health benefits of this breakfast food (and special occasions food) has been on for decades now in the black community.  Some see the beloved food as more of a southern delicacy with cultural ties to soul foods dating back to the slavery days. Others see it as a tasty meal with enough health value that’s good for your breakfast. A food writer for Southern Living and Ebony, Charla Drapa, sees the grit debate as a matter of upbringing. Kathleen Purvis, once Food Editor at The Charlotte Observer, says African Americans who migrated from…

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How much do you know about black celebrity kids besides their black celebrity parents? You might have seen them grow up in the public eye and in the shadows of their famous parents, but some of them have carved their own paths. From pursuing music and acting to dabbling in modeling and sports, these black celebrity kids are on their way to becoming their own powerhouses. Black Celebrity Kids of Will Smiths and Jada Pinkett Smith The three adorable children of Hollywood stars, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are not only stunning but a trio to behold. These three…

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Anime lovers are very intense about their love for the specific type of animation.  Among those is Hollywood star and forever cool guy Samuel L Jackson. Samuel L Jackson’s love for anime first came to light some years ago when he made an appearance on the Wired’s series of Auto-Complete Interviews. So, if you are an anime fan, then hitch a ride into Sam’s anime love story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSVQtlQtxCs What’s the Samuel L Jackson Anime Story? The Auto-Complete interview features Samuel conducting Google search in his name. ‘Does Samuel L. Jackson…’.  The search usually results in a related query on…

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Are Dominicans black? The Dominican Republic is a popular destination for fun-lovers due to its exotic beaches and resort, but the question of skin color or race has been a thorny one in this rich Caribbean Island country for a long time. Black, dark-skinned, brown, light-skinned, or Haitian Dominicans are just some of the words used on a daily basis to describe people here. If we are using the qualifications we use in the U.S. when it comes to race, then yes, the majority of Dominicans are black. Dominican Today puts the population of blacks in the Dominican Republic as approximately…

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Hammer and Nails- Founder Michael Elliot weathered the storm after the disappointment at Shark Tank and now sits on a multi-billion dollar franchise. If you think mani and pedis are for women only, then you might be stuck in the past. It is not uncommon to see men nowadays at nail salons getting their grooming on. The founder of Hammer and Nails saw that and thought, hey, how about we create this space exclusively for men? When Harmer and Nails started, it was not because of the need to be an entrepreneur or make a profit. Not that profit making is…

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Is she Auntie Fee or the swearing chef? When you hear the name Auntie Fee, two things should come to mind. First, she is the sensational and humorous cook and Masterchef. Her mouth-watering fried dishes, amongst other exquisite meals, make Auntie Fee a delight on her YouTube Channel. Auntie Fee reminds you of your Auntie, bringing her culinary skills to play while at the same time making you laugh.   The second reason to remember Auntie Fee is her way with words. Though foul-mouthed, she became an internet sensation due to her stylish manner of preparing meals. Auntie Fee uses unique…

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What’s the biggest country in Africa? That is one of the most searched questions on Google.com. In this article, we will answer that and other geographical questions about the continent you might have. Africa is the second-largest continent on the earth’s surface with regards to landmass or geographic size. It covers a total land surface of 11.7 million square miles (8,000 km) and has a population of 1.2 billion people. Fifty-four sovereign nations make up the continent of Africa. The continent accounts for about 16% of the world’s population.  What’s the Biggest Country in Africa? Algeria is the biggest country in…

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Over one hundred African American cuisines in Toni Tipton-Martin’s new book, Jubilee! What better time and way there is to get your taste bud alive? How ready are you for Thanksgiving and Black Friday this November 28 and 29, respectively? Or Christmas holiday 2019? Well, here is Toni Tipton-Martin’s Jubilee, a sensational work from a black writer. The book details two centuries of easy-to-use recipes totaling over 100. So get set for an exciting time out in the kitchen cooking for friends and loved ones. Jubilee arguably takes your culinary skills to an all-new level.  About Toni Tipton-Martin’s Jubilee: African American Cuisine Toni Tipton-Martin’s literary…

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Black Friday 2019 fast approaches! In the spirit of Black Friday, hundreds of Airlines and travel tour agencies around the world offer special discounts. African Americans can’t afford to be caught napping as some deals extend even till March 2020.   What Is Black Friday? The Christmas celebration is already knocking at the door. And it is one season characterized by a long queue of shoppers. All thanks to online shopping, these queues can disappear faster.  However, Black Friday 2019 marks the beginning of Christmas shopping. Companies in the US, and now across the globe, usually set out Black Friday to…

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