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MahoganyBooks partners with to host an Author Talk and Book Signing featuring Michael Twitty, author of the book The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

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cropped-MB-Official-LogoMahoganyBooks, an online bookstore that specializes in books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora, is excited to partner with, the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent, to bring MahoganyBooks presents an Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty to the Gateway Arts District in Mt. Rainier, MD. This book talk will feature author, independent scholar, culinary historian, and native Washingtonian, Michael Twitty, discussing his new book The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South.

The event will be held at The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio (ACAS) on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Twitty will read from his book, discuss the genealogy research conducted, answer audience questions, and autograph each book. Doors open at 6:30pm and the program will begin at 7pm. The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio is located at 3804 34th Street Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 in the heart of the Gateway Arts District and provides classes, workshops and events specific to the arts of the African Diaspora.

Said Twitty, “I am excited about working with MahoganyBooks and for my next book signing and having the opportunity to share my experience and know-how in genealogy research. I’m passionate about helping people uncover their heritage. Ultimately, when people leave this event I want them to realize that food has made us a family and has given us a vehicle to tell profound truths about our journeys.”

MahoganyBooks presents an Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty is a free event but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis for general admission tickets. Premium ticket holders will have reserved seats in addition to a guaranteed autographed book. Tickets for admission can be accessed at

About the book: In his book The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, Michael brings a fresh perspective to our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry–both black and white–through food, from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom. As he takes us through his ancestral culinary history, Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the South’s past. Along the way, he reveals a truth that is more than skin deep–the power of food to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together.

“Drawing on a wealth of documentary digging, personal interviews, and plenty of time in the kitchen, Twitty ably joins past and present, puzzling out culinary mysteries along the way.” – Kirkus Reviews

About MahoganyBooks: Founded in 2007 by husband and wife duo, Derrick and Ramunda Young, in response to their love for literature and their desire to see it empower others as it has empowered them. MahoganyBooks is the fastest growing online bookstore for people of the African Diaspora that has also developed a reputation for connecting readers to writers for exciting, engaging, and thought-provoking literary events with the likes of Misty Copeland, Rep. John Lewis, Walter Mosley, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and former Mayor Marion Barry among others.

About African Ancestry: Founded in 2003, African Ancestry Inc. ( pioneered genetic ancestry tracing for Black people worldwide. Utilizing its proprietary database of African DNA lineages, the company most accurately assesses present-day countries and ethnic groups of origin for people of African descent. African Ancestry’s products include the MatriClan™ and PatriClan™ ancestry tests and customized memorabilia and informative resources. African Ancestry is African-American-owned and headquartered in Washington, DC. For inquiries, contact

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And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt Dafna Steinberg | May 4 – June 9, 2018

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And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
Dafna Steinberg
May 4 – June 9, 2018
[Washington, DC] Dafna Steinberg’s work spans a variety of mediums, including photography, video, collage, installation and performance. She incorporates themes that relate to the experiences of women, especially relationships and understanding men and women.
And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirtruns from May 4 – June 9, 2018 in Vivid Gallery (2208 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington DC 20020) The opening reception will be held on May 4 from 6-9PM, and is free and open to the public. An artist talk will take place on June 2 from 2-4PM. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 12-7PM and by appointment. 
And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt began while Steinberg was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2016. Though a catalyst for the project was a personal trauma she had experienced just before the residency, the work evolved into an emotional response to the current political and cultural climate regarding objectification of the female body, reproductive rights, sexual assault, and the continuous attacks on a woman’s right to be autonomous.
Dafna Steinberg is a native of Washington, DC. A graduate of Hampshire College, the International Center of Photography, and Goldsmith University of London, she has exhibited and curated challenging thematic shows in America and abroad. With an extensive resume, Steinberg is currently an adjunct faculty member at Northern Virginia Community College.
Vivid Gallery is an exhibition space that opened in 2010, originally located inside the Anacostia Arts Center, Vivid Gallery has relocated to 2208 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. and remains a project of ARCH, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creative economy of Historic Anacostia. Learn more at

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The Money Flow Masterclass Series | It’s FREE!

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The Money Flow Masterclass Series: How to Master Your Energy and Mindset Around Money to Create an Epic Business and Life, and it brings together more than 30 teachers, including me, to share advice on how to shift your mindset, your skill set, and your energy so you become a magnet for opportunities and money!
It begins now, and you can reserve your spot at no cost here, now:
Shift Your Energy, Get In The Flow!
When you go to the link above and sign up to join us for this life-changing virtual event, you’ll be accepted into a SCHOOL full of classes where you’ll learn and experience what you need to develop new tools to supercharge your flow in business.
Specifically, you’ll:
·       Gain clarity around what it really takes to build a 6- or 7-figure business, so you can develop a clear path and plan for moving powerfully forward.
·       Learn specific money mindset shifts you must make if you want to become a “money magnet,” and increase your impact (and, more importantly, HOW to make those shifts starting immediately!).
·       Discover strategies and tips you can apply to your business right away to jumpstart your cash flow.
·       Learn about the roles your sexual energy and sensuality play in transforming your energy, so you attract more of what you want-and how to master that energy to get and stay in the flow.
·       And so much more.
Plus, you’ll receive some amazing gifts and resources designed to assist you on this incredible journey toward getting in the flow!
In short, you’ll get exactly what you need to transform your experience with money in your business… starting now.
Sherina is the perfect person to host this event. At one time in her business, she had a tough time attracting clients and making money-and it kept her stuck. She was working really long, hard hours, and really hustling. But she still wasn’t experiencing the results she wanted to. That’s when she took it upon herself to figure out what was really going on-and she discovered her energy and mindset were acting like obstacles to her success.
After tons of personal development work, she finally began to feel the flow-and now she’s bringing together experts to help YOU do the same!
We’d love for you to join us for the Money Flow Masterclass Series, starting April 16th!
Stop Working So Hard-And Start Working with Flow!
I want you to know, I’ve heard Sherina speak before, and I highly recommend her. Her teachings are always full of information and strategies you can use right away to grow your business your way.
I can’t wait for you to join us!
Much love,
Candice Nicole
P.S. When you attend this powerful virtual event, you can expect BIG transformation. You’ll feel more at peace and in flow with money, and you’ll gain specific tools and strategies to grow your business and make the impact you know you were born to make. Sign up here to join us for the Money Flow Masterclass Series here:
Shift Your Mindset, Skillset, and RESULTS. Click HERE.
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The Cleveland Natural Hair Care Expo Returns April 29th 2018

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