Food & Drinks: Tabitha Brown Announces McCormick Product Line Expansion

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America’s Auntie, better known as Tabitha Brown, took to her Instagram to announce her expanded line of seasonings with McCormick. Her debut spice, Sunshine, sold out a few times (And I have yet to score one!). Now, it has company. Two more spices and three recipe mixes have been added to the lineup.

The two spices are Very Good Garlic, a play on Tabitha’s famous phrase, “Very Good”, and Like Sweet, Like Smokey, a play on another phrase associated with Tabitha, “Like so, like that.” The recipe mixes are called Burger Business, Sautee Business, and Taco Business. They are all made without the additional salt often found in standard seasonings which how many often add more salt to their meals without realizing it. Tab said there will be no high blood pressure on her watch!

Keep an eye out on the shelves of your local grocer for the seasonings and the entire collection will launch this summer.

As Tabitha Brown would say, very good!

Fashion News: Pharrell Williams Named New Creative Director of Menswear at Louis Vuitton

Music industry multi-hyphenate, Pharrell Williams, has been named Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director of Menswear following the late Virgil Abloh. The position starts immediately and he will show his first collection June 2024 during Men’s Fashion Week. This is great Black History Month fashion news!

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Augusta Mini Theatre Presents: “The Man, The Message, The Music”

Augusta Mini Theatre is a community arts and life skills school located in Augusta, Ga. They are gearing up for its next production dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This showcase is an annual production, but this year will highlight the work of James Brown., the late great music legend who called Augusta home. Here is what the playwright and owner of the Augusta Mini Theatre as well as two of his students had to say about the production (Karlton Clay, WJBF):

Now, you have a new production coming up called “The Man, The Message, The Music.” Can you tell us what this production is about?

Symphnie: I play the role of Johnetha, and I’m basically a friend of James Brown. And we gather at the Third World nightclub to remember him.

Monae: And I’m also a friend and supporter of James Brown. Johnetha, another character named Flash, and I go to the Third World nightclub to talk about him and remember him.

Mr. Butler, what is the importance of this production?

You heard one name there, and there’s a guy named Flash, which is named after Flash Gordon. Flash and I were very good friends, and I’m paying tribute to his name by having his name in the play. Also, Flash Gordon was a very close friend of James Brown anyway. The main thing is to pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s our Martin Luther King, Jr. show. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for everybody to be treated equally and fairly and to be given a fair shot. And James Brown was the same. He said, “I don’t want anybody to give me nothing. Open up the door, and I’ll get it myself.” The teaching is in that; the same as Martin Luther King, Jr. We even say in this play that James Brown should’ve gotten the Nobel Peace Prize, and we talk about why because of the life he had coming up in Augusta and South Carolina from shining shoes to collecting coal from the railroad tracks just to raise enough money to pay $7 a month for the rent for the shack they had as a kid. That was rough. Can you imagine at 7 years old having to go out there even today with it raining to shine shoes?

So, why should people come and see “The Man, The Message, The Music?”

Monae: I think they should come see it because we’re paying tribute to James Brown, which I know before this show, I really didn’t know a lot about him. And just learning about him, I‘ve learned so much about life. So, I think they should come see it because of that. And it’s also very entertaining. It’s a good outing event for the family.

Symphine: Right, and we about to put on a show!

Mr. Butler: And when she says show, the first part of the play is the history of his life and what he went through. The next part is that the cast will be dancing as James Brown. They’re all James Browns. They’re five characters. And we have the original outfits that we received from James Brown’s entourage. They are really going to be dancing. In rehearsal, they’re like dead. (Laughs) And I push them hard like James Brown would’ve. And I told Symphine the other day, “James Brown the other day because you’re slacking.” But anyway, it’s a lot of fun! (Laughs)

“The Man, The Message, The Music” Show Times:

IJanuary 13th at 8 P.M.

January 14th-16th and 21st and 22nd at 3 PM.

Ticket Information:


In Person: 2548 Deans Bridge Road in Augusta, Ga 30906

Phone: (706) 722-0598

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Article Credit: Karlton Clay, WJBF

Home & Living: Amber Guyton’s Atlanta Bungalow Infuses Southern Culture with Mid-Century Aesthetic

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Amber Guyton is an Atlanta, Georgia-based interior designer that recently turned her talents into creating a sanctuary of her own. Watch while she gives a tour of her colorful, art-infused, bungalow.

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Book Radar: Mary J. Blige Announces New Children’s Book

Award winning songstress and actress, Mary J. Blige, announced via her Instagram that she is releasing a children’s book. The book titled Mary Can! is about a young girl named Mary who proves that anyone an make their dreams come true. Mary J. Blige noted that she took inspiration from her own experiences as a child and even an adult to build the story.

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Mary Can! is published by Harper Kids and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin. It is available now for pre-order. The official release date is March 28, 2023.

Beauty News: MAC’s Limited Edition Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Collection

We are weeks away from the long-awaited premiere of the second Black Panther film, Black a Panther: Wakanda Forever. Fans can pass the time by getting their looks together for opening night with the new MAC collection inspired by the movie.

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The 10 piece collection features vibrant jewel toned eyeshadows, lipsticks, and more!

The latest limited edition Marvel Studios’ Black Panther line is a nod to the grace, grit and gorgeousness of Wakandan warriors, the Dora Milaje, and inspired by the world of Wakanda itself (ABC News).

The collection launchesNovember 1, 2022.

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Beauty News: Felicia Walker, Founder of This That Beauty, Launches Skin Care Line, Phoebe Skin

It seems like everyone is starting their own beauty or makeup line these days, but when a skin care OG launches her very own product line, you stop and pay attention. Felicia Walker has been chronicling her skin care journey on her blog, This That Beauty, for more than a decade. She rose to become an authority in beauty space and is now known for her clear, dewy complexion. It is of no surprise she would launch a product line dedicated to skin.

Felicia Walker
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According to the website, Walker states that Phoebe Skin “is inspired by my daughter, Phoebe, who balances my life in ways I could not have  imagined. The name PHOEBE SKIN™ combines two of my great loves. My daughter, Phoebe, and my passion for skincarePhoebe Skin.

Brand Description:

Our products are formulated to bring harmony and balance to the skin. My hope and desire is that you will experience the same joy and love that I feel when applying the products.

Phoebe Skin debuted with three treatment masks, STAY TIGHT Deep Pore Purge and Polish clay mask, STAY BRIGHT Complexion Boosting Brightener clay mask, STAY CHILL Balancing and Soothing gel mask.

Product Descriptions:


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This exfoliating mask is formulated to purge congested pores and gently resurface dull skin. Skin will appear more refined, smooth and reflect a healthy, natural glow after the first use. If you’ve been slacking on your skincare rituals, consider this a glorious “reset” Phoebe Skin.

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Moroccan Lava Clay; silica, calcium, potassium, magnesium


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This energizing and tone-boosting mask brightens the complexion through gentle exfoliation. Natural sources of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) smooth and promote a vibrant glow.

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Kaolin clay; Bentonite clay; Pumpkin clay; Rose clay; Rose powder; Ascorbyl Palmitate; Pelargonium Graveolens (geranium)


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This gel-based mask is formulated to immediately calm stressed skin. Bulgarian Damascus Rose extract is beneficial in reducing the appearance of surface irritation. This calming mask immediately moisturizes the skin and helps return skin to a place of balance.

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This gel-based mask is formulated to immediately calm stressed skin. Bulgarian Damascus Rose extract is beneficial in reducing the appearance of surface irritation. This calming mask immediately moisturizes the skin and helps return skin to a place of balance.


Water; Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice; Rosa Damascena(Rose)Flower Distillate; Polvsorbate 20; Proovlene Glycol;Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Extract; Ulmus Rubra (Slippery Elm) Extract; Glycerin (and) water (and) (Althea Officinalis) Marshmallow Root Extract; Glycerin (and) water (and) Chamomille Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract; Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin); Sodium Evaluronate; Carbomer; Dorascium Sorbate Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium); D&C red 40(C116035

All three of masks retail fir $30 and are available on