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Southside With You Movie Review (NO SPOILERS!)

The Downtown Tea had the pleasure to view a private screening of Southside With You during the National Association of Black Journalists conference before it’s release date and it’s definitely a movie that will have you glued to your seat. This film needs to be on your to watch list during it’s debut week. The viewing was followed by a panel discussion with the the two star actors and the director. Southside With You is a film that takes you on a visual ride from beginning to end on the Obama’s first date. Taking place during the summer of 1989 in Chicago,…

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Black Dating App Smoochr Lets You Choose Your Mate Based on Skin Color & Hair Type

When you thought dating sites couldn’t get more creepy, Smoochr is an app that has come to top it off with internalized discrimination. There are many dating websites like Christian Mingle, Tinder, Plenty of Fish, and more dedicated for all different types of people leaving black people in a funk trying to find black love.  Black People Meet People, SoulSwipe, and the Bae App are a couple sites that have allowed those to find what they may be looking for among other African-Americans but Smoothr puts the cherry on top of being very specific in your search. Smoochr is a…

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Chipotle To Open a Burger Joint This Fall

Chipotle is taking it a step further and has decided to a different type of foodie by opening its first burger restaurant in Lancaster, Ohio called Tasty Made. Chris Arnold, a spokesman from Chipotle stated in an email that the first Tasty Made burger restaurant will open in the fall offering burgers, fresh-cut fries, and milkshakes. “Early fast food burger restaurants generally had focused menus,” CEO Steve Ells said in a statement. “We think there’s great strength in that original fast food model and wanted to create a restaurant built around that.” Since its E. coli outbreak, Chipotle has still…

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Letters to My Black Man

Everyone has a platform and I believe with each platform we can bring change to the system or at least change the views of those around us. Recently, there has been a series of events that has put this country in such pain for black America.  This isn’t a problem that has just occurred, it’s an on-going problem that needs to make a change. I’ve asked individuals on different social media platforms to share their thoughts and concerns about the state that we, as a people are in. We are in this together and without sticking together, we can’t bring change but…

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