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Dutch ovens have been used for hundreds of years and in some families, passed down through generations. It is an essential cooking tool and great for large dishes such as casseroles and roasts. They also come in handy during the holidays and make a great gift. That is why Dutch ovens remain popular in the kitchen, centuries after the first Dutch oven was actually used (via Oven Spot). In order the preserve this dish, it’s important to know the proper handling techniques, especially if you want longevity and protect it from rust. Unlike most cooking utensils, Dutch ovens require unique…


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Cleaning products on a counter.

With everything going on with COVID-19, everyone’s become more diligent when it comes to keeping their home clean and disinfected. We have been advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to maintain cleanliness by washing our hands and wiping down everything we touch. Stores are in the constant battle with supply and demand for disinfecting products. While there is a demand for the stores to restock, many have resorted to using natural remedies and their grandmother’s recipes that will help keep their homes clean. There has also been an increase in experts explaining the best way to keep your…


The New Social Media App that Everyone Needs to Know

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Photo of phone with app

One good thing that the pandemic has produced is a space for creatives to soar. Many have tapped into this time apart to create some of the most innovative products, brands, technology, etc. One creation that has taken social media by storm is the new Clubhouse app. This app was first introduced around mid year 2020 for Silicon Valley. It’s a invite only voice app for those with an IOS system. …


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The Panelists for the 3rd Annual Harlem’s Fashion Row Digital Summit.

The 3rd Annual Digital Fashion Summit hosted by Harlem’s Fashion Row took place February 12–18.

Since 2007, Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) has been promoting people of color in Fashion. Founded by Brandice Daniel, Harlem’s Fashion Row’s goal is to create a bridge between retailers and designers of color in fashion through brand strategy, collaborations, experiential marketing, recruiting and pipeline programs.

The Digital Fashion Summit celebrates the enduring influence of Black people in fashion. The panelists consisted of Tommy Hilfiger, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s BAZAAR, Samira Nasr, Sergio Hudson, Tom Ford and many more. …


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When I first started my journey as an author, I had no blueprint. I just started with a Google search and compiled all my research.

With this research, there were techniques that worked and quite a few that were a waste of time. There’s so much information and it can be overwhelming to find what you need and steps to get started. Here are 9 tips that I used to help me on my journey to becoming a published author.

Tip 1 — Know Your Audience

If you’re writing for a hobby, continue to write and journal and let it all out. However, if you are…


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Leslie Jones — Owner of Leslie Marie Events

Woman on the Rise — Event Planner, Leslie Jones

Black women are the fastest-growing entrepreneurs in the United States.

The number of businesses owned by African American, women have grown 322% since 1997, making black females the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., according to Fortune Magazine.

I want to showcase black women who own their businesses and are making positive contributions to their communities.

One of those women being recognized is Leslie Jones. Leslie, who’s a California native, is the owner of Leslie Marie Events.


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Photo Credit: Advertising Week

I had the pleasure of attending Advertising Week 2020 on a media press pass. This virtual event took place September 29th through October 8th. This was the first major event where I was able to attend as a member of the press.

For those who are not aware, Advertising Week is a global business intelligence platform serving marketing, media, brand, advertising, and technology professionals. Founded in 2004 in New York, Advertising Week’s global footprint has expanded to five additional worldwide live events: AWEUROPE (London); AWASIA (Tokyo); AWAPAC (Sydney); AWAfrica (Johannesburg); and AWLATAM (Mexico City). …


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Yassamin Ansari — Phoenix City Council Candidate, District 7

Phoenix City Council District 7 candidate, Yassamin Ansari is no stranger when it comes to community activism. Raised in the Valley, Ansari learned from her immigrant parents the importance of honesty, hard work, and community service. As a child, she, along with her brother tutored refugees who were new to the United States and needed assistance with assimilating in the culture. She attended public schools and worked hard to excel through college and graduate school.

As a Senior Climate Advisor at the United Nations, Ansari spent her career fighting against climate change and working to clean up the air and…

NaTyshca Pickett - Journalist

As a journalist, I cover local and national news. I am the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Arizona Coffea Magazine. www.azcoffeamag.com

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