Live Your Best Life During July’s ‘Baddies & Bosses Take Cancun’ Retreat

The Baddie Brunch Series and The B is For Boss are joining forces to host “Baddies and Bosses Take Cancun,” a summer retreat for millennial women of color. The post Live Your Best Life During July’s ‘Baddies & Bosses Take Cancun’ Retreat appeared first on EBONY. source: https://www.ebony.com/life/live-your-best-life-during-julys-baddies-bosses-take-cancun-retreat/

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Okavango Blue Diamond: another stunning discovery in Botswana

“From the first moment we saw the diamond, it was clear we had something very special. Everyone who has viewed the 20 carat polished diamond has marvelled at its unique colouration which many see as unlike any blue stone they have seen before. It is incredibly unusual for a stone of this colour and nature to have come from Botswana – a once-in-lifetime find, which is about as rare as a star in the Milky Way,” says Marcus ter Haar, MD of Okavango Diamond Company. “It is little surprise blue…

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PRESS ROOM: New Analysis Finds Leading State-Based Marketplaces Have Performed Well

“The lesson is striking: Consumers are the big winners when marketplaces use all the tools of the Affordable Care Act,” said Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee. “The policies underway in these three states are easily transferable, and if applied to the federal marketplace, taxpayers would save billions of dollars in subsidies, and middle-class Americans would benefit from much lower premiums.” WASHINGTON D.C. — A new report highlights the benefits of state-based exchanges, particularly in the areas of controlling premium costs and attracting new enrollment. The report, which was…

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Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY to Open Independent Movie Theater, Offer Grants For Film Festivals

Ava Duvernay (photo via commons.wikipedia.org) According to Tambay Obenson‘s article on indiewire.com, filmmaker Ava DuVernay‘s distribution company ARRAY is building a state-of-the-art, 50-set movie theater, which will be able to screen independent movies as well as be available for rental. To quote the article: “Located west of downtown Los Angeles — a part of the city that doesn’t house many media moguls — it’s also the area’s only independent theater. And it comes at a time when exhibitors are apoplectic over the impact of Netflix and other major streaming companies.…

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Thandiswa Mazwai Presents: Fetish

NEWTOWN MUSIC FACTORY, 10 HENRY NXUMALO STREET, JOHANNESBURG Get free, as Thandiswa Mazwai presents Fetish, at Newtown Music Factory on Friday the 26th of April. She will be joined throughout the night on stage by her famed rockstar friends, the BLK JKS. In between there will be a sizzling line up of DJs who will make it the hottest party in Jozi. “The theme for this party is FETISH, so I am looking forward to seeing what the legendary children will be wearing as we dance the night away,” said…

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African Spirituality and Black Zen – The Keys to Black Consciousness Podcast

For the first official (and second unofficial) episode of the Keys to Black Consciousness Podcast we roll out the red black and green carpet for the BlackZen.co team! Here are some of the topics you will hear about: The definition of African Spirituality and how it is different from other forms of spirituality. Where chakra balancing, crystal work, and sound baths fit into meditation practice. How culture forms the nature of civilizations, and the 5 values that differentiate Western and Indigenous spiritual systems. What we should do about other groups…

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The world’s largest square emerald-cut diamond came from Botswana

Discovered in November 2015 at the Lucara Karowe mine in north-central Botswana, the hypnotic Lesedi La Rona weighing 1,109 carats (formerly known in media as Karowe AK6 or as Quad 1) is the largest gem quality rough diamond discovered in over 100 years. In September 2017 following a successful negotiation with Lucara Diamond Corp, Laurence Graff, London-based jeweller, acquired the Lesedi La Rona. Graff has now unveiled the largest square emerald-cut diamond in the world carved from the Lesedi La Rona. The Graff Lesedi La Rona The 302.37 carat Graff Lesedi La Rona is the largest highest…

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