Essential Guidelines For Locating The Most Reliable Boulder Marijuana Dispensary

Medical marijuana, also referred to as medical cannabis, happens to be an alternative medication which is used extensively for treating individuals who are struggling with various medical ailments. This medicine, which is available in different forms, can be ingested, drunk, smoked, or even vaporized. However, a question might creep in your mind here regarding how to find a marijuana dispensary that will provide you with quality as well as reliability. Below, we have mentioned several essential tips that will enable you to come across the best marijuana dispensary in Boulder, Colorado.

  1. Relevant information

It is imperative to get pertinent information regarding the usage of medical marijuana even for a medicinal purpose. In case you happen to reside in an area where it is not illegal to deal with medical marijuana, you can easily go ahead and use this medication for treating various conditions. However, it is imperative for you to first approach the health department so as to comprehend the regulations imposed on this medication.

  1. Registration

Come in touch with the registry office in your area so as to find out whether you require registration prior to using marijuana for medicinal purposes. In fact, depending on the area where you are residing, it might be imperative for you to register at first so as to prove your eligibility for using medicinal marijuana. However, be prepared to pay a small amount of charge as registration fees.

  1. Take references

It will be a sensible idea to look for suggestions and references from your colleagues and close friends who have used these medicines in the past. In fact, they can prove to be a fantastic resource to come across a reliable Boulder marijuana dispensary since they have been using this medication for a long span of time. On top of this, it will be possible for you to verify the quality of the marijuana as well.

  1. Take the help of the Internet

Make it a point to look for local marijuana dispensaries in Boulder, Colorado, with the help of the web. This will allow you to know about the most in-demand Boulder marijuana Seeds dispensary in your community. For instance, you can search for Boulder marijuana dispensary on Google where you will come across many relevant links.

  1. Ask your physician

Lastly, we like to suggest you to inquire your medical practitioner regarding the most competent and reliable marijuana dispensary in Boulder, Colorado. As a matter of fact, doctors are usually familiar with the local marijuana dispensaries, and therefore, they can surely help you to achieve your target.

Conclusion:

Apart from all these above-mentioned guidelines for coming across a competent Boulder marijuana dispensary, there are many more that you will find on the Internet. Make it a point to devote some time to perform research and you can also take a look at the online reviews from the previous customers which will give you a fair idea regarding these dispensaries. By following all these above steps, it shouldn’t be difficult for you to locate the best marijuana dispensary in Boulder, Colorado for satisfying your personal requirements.

Cardi B’s Producer, Other Top Producers, Host Music Beat Auction

We’ve heard of silent auctions, but this is a new one. Top producers in music have gotten together to host a private Beat Auction giving the opportunity to upcoming and established music professionals to acquire high-quality compositions that are not easily accessible otherwise. Some of these producers include Zaytoven, one of the most sought-after producers in hip-hop; Drumma Boy, a popular Atlanta notable; J White, the man behind most of Cardi B’s productions; AnonXmous, known for hits like “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, and a slew of others. The Beat Auction was hosted by Atlanta’s own, Dj Holiday.

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Atlanta Beat Auction ((Image: TMI Worldwide)

The evening unfolded with each producer showcasing their beats to a room full of ready and waiting auctioneers. Bids started at $300 and went as high as $1200. This is incredible considering the prices of beats from this caliber of individuals can typically range from tens of thousands of dollars upward and many times include royalties on an artist’s album that keeps them getting paid long after they’ve handed over the beat.

So why a beat auction?

“After years of working within the music industry, I have come across countless talented artist with promising potential,” said Khady Thiam Gueye, founder and CEO of TMI, and the creator of the concept. “Often times the only thing standing in their way of a hit record is quality production. A lack of resources has forced many artists to settle for mediocre, overused beats from either YouTube or beginner producers. I knew we had to bridge that gap and provide artists with the opportunity to catapult their music careers through industry standard, exclusive compositions from legendary producers.”

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Khady Thiam Gueye, founder and CEO of TMI Worldwide and creator of Atlanta Beat Auction (Image: TMI Worldwide)

The overall goal is to ultimately revolutionize the way hit records are created. As the team continues to host Beat Auctions across a global platform, they foresee international collaborations leading to billboard topping records. By widening the door of opportunity, they anticipate a wave of new mainstream artists, as well as sensational emerging producers whose talents would otherwise go unnoticed.

All proceeds went to “Music Education Group” a group formed to bring music, film, and digital music based education to underserved youth.

 

 

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Three-City Tour Highlights Artists of Color and Innovators

On Dec. 5, Salute Life presents The Unplug Art Experience. The event, which is part of a three-city tour highlighting and for artists of color, will be held in Miami at the WeWork Brickell City Centre.

From Salute Life’s website:

The Unplug Art Experience is more than an exhibition – we are a platform to “unplug” from what life says we should not. Unplug is a safe space. Unplug nurtures innovation. Unplug is a lifestyle. Basically – Issa whole vibe that we’ve made for you to join creatives, artists and influencers alike.

Are you a dreamer? Do you want to connect your ideas to your reality? Looking to explore a dope artist showcase? Come and Unplug.

This year’s Unplug Art Experience showcase, WE DREAM IN COLOR, will give you to experience life through various genres of art.

The event will include a catered brunch, a panel discussion with creatives and entrepreneurs discussing their unique journeys, and an art exhibition.

Come out and be ready to connect with incredible entrepreneurs, artists, and most of all – be prepared to leave with some dope art! The holidays are near and the exhibiting artists have created a vast collection of pieces to share with you. See you soon!

Event Details:

11AM – 2PM BRUNCH + PANEL DISCUSSION
$18 Advanced Online Tickets
$25 At the door

5 PM – 9 PM ART EXHIBITION+ LIVE PERFORMANCES AND COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS FROM OUR LIQUOR SPONSORS
$15 Advanced Online Tickets
$20 At the door

Combo Tickets (Both Events) $27 Advanced Online or $35 At The Door

Location: WeWork Brickell City Centre | 78 SW 7th St, Miami FL 33130

For More Information Visit www.unplugartexperience.com

Here are images of some of the featured artwork

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artists of color


artists of color

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Black Barber Makes Nearly Half a Million Creating ‘Man Weaves’

Vice is reporting that a black barber based out of Maryland, is making a lucrative business creating hair weaves for men. Thirty-five-year-old barber Wade Menendez glues natural and synthetic hair to balding men’s scalps and then styles them into their remaining hair. From Vice News:

Menendez began installing hair over four years ago through the help of another stylist. Since then, his barber shop in Glen Burnie, Maryland, The W Hair Loft, has become a haven for balding black men looking for scalp rejuvenation.

Menendez also does more than just work with clients; he hosts a regular class where he’s instructed over 500 hair professionals how to do what he does. The most recent class, in October, drew stylists and barbers from as far away as London.

Hair weaves and extensions, traditionally donned by women, are a big business, especially with black consumers. Market research company Mintel reports that “Nearly six out of 10 black consumers wear a wig, weave or extensions, which enables them to switch up their look.” African Americans spend an estimated $2.54 billion on black haircare in the beauty supply business.

hair weaves for men

(thewhairloft.com)

Yet, much of the money spent on hair weaves does not go back into the black community. “When you walk into a beauty supply store in an urban neighborhood or a suburban strip mall most likely you will see a Korean owner,” said hairstylist Alonzo Arnold in an interview with Black Enterprise. Arnold, in addition to being a stylist, is an entrepreneur who creates custom wigs and weaves. He is also one of many black people in the beauty industry calling for more black ownership and economic empowerment.

Lia Dias is another voice. She is the owner of The Girl Cave in Los Angeles, a one-stop shop for all the things hair and clothing. In a market traditionally dominated by Korean ownership, Dias wants to empower black women to be suppliers and distributors as black women make up the largest consumers group in the industry.

Also, men are increasingly becoming consumers of beauty products that were always targeted at women. Black-owned products targeted to men of color including products from Bevel and Scotch Porter are strong men’s grooming sellers. In-Cosmetics reports that millennial-aged men are driving the current “men’s beauty” trend with younger men wearing cosmetics.



 

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Family of Black Man, Don Shirley, Portrayed in “The Green Book” Blasts Movie and Its “Lies”

The family members of Don Shirley, the Jamaican-American pianist depicted in the movie The Green Book,  has issued a strong condemnation of the film which is based on events in Shirley’s life.

“As the only living brother of Dr. Donald W. Shirley, I, Maurice E. Shirley, Sr. am compelled to respond to this article. In agreement with Malcolm X who proffered that ‘every White man in America profits directly or indirectly from his position vis-a-vis Negroes, profits from racism even though he does not practice it or believe it.’ This movie, “The Green Book” is NOT about MY brother, but about money, white privilege, assumption, and Tony Lip!” writes Maurice Shirley in a letter sent to media including Black Enterprise.

The Green Book tells the story of Shirley and his white chauffeur and later actor, Frank Anthony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga as they travel through the Southern United States for an eight-week concert tour Shirley is scheduled to play. Vallelonga, who is from New York, is given a copy of The Green Book, a guide that actually existed, that instructed African American travelers on where to find safe havens throughout the deeply-segregated ’60s South. It is based on a real-life story and characters.

The movie, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018 has received both accolades and backlash.

It won the People’s Choice Award and was named “Best Picture” by the National Board of Review. There has been industry talk of the film’s star, Viggo Mortensen as an Oscar contender for his portrayal of Vallelonga.

However, Mortensen recently came under fire for using the n-word during an event promoting the film. The actor has since apologized with the explanation that he was “attempting to make the point that the extreme, dehumanizing ugliness that this word conjures, the hateful attitude behind it, has not disappeared just because white people generally no longer use it as a racist insult.

Shadow and Act, a website dedicated to cinema, television and web content of Africa and its global Diaspora, called the movie, “a poorly titled white savior film.”

Writing for The Root, Monique Judge also lambasted the film:

It is definitely problematic in that it seems to gloss over the true horrors of the Jim Crow South and just how bad it was for blacks who traveled through and lived there. We never get to see Mahershala Ali, who does a splendid and regal turn as Dr. Shirley, display that gripping fear that black people feel even today whenever they drive down those dark country roads at night—let alone in 1962, when the film is set.

The potential dangers they face are never addressed in the film. Instead, Ali’s Shirley sits comfortably in the backseat, taking in the countryside and even sleeping innocently and comfortably as his white bodyguard—played by the immensely talented Viggo Mortensen—drives him through towns where black bodies likely swung from trees and where at times the only light probably came from burning crosses and white hoods.

“Our family is boycotting the film due to the implicit and the explicit affronts we have endured while critics have hailed the film for its artistic brilliance and its timely juxtaposition to the rise in hate crimes, White Nationalism, and neo-Nazism in the contemporary United States,” said Maxine C. Leftwich, another Shirley family member, via an email.

 

“This is a feel-good period piece that would make for a good fantasy in the style of Disney circa Dumbo. Despite the fact that it is ‘inspired by a true story,’ the inaccuracies that have been placed front and center are hurtful because they draw a completely inaccurate caricature of a family member that we loved and a misrepresentation of the relationships with other family members,’ she continued.

Maurice Shirley also addresses what he deems are lies in the film:

My brother never considered Tony to be his “friend”; he was an employee, his chauffeur (who resented wearing a uniform and cap). This is why context and nuance are so important. The fact that a successful, well-to-do Black artist would employ domestics that did NOT look like him, should not be lost in translation.

 

My brother NEVER had a teal blue Cadillac, it was always a black limousine.

 

The movie, supposedly asserts that he said he had a brother, Maurice, but he “…didn’t know where he was…”

 

Our Mother died when I was 2 days old, my brother was 9, he never lost touch with me as the movie purports…he was my Best Man when I was married in 1964. Our 2 brothers, Dr. Calvin H. Shirley and Dr. Edwin Shirley, Jr. were in attendance. He attended most, if not all, of the important events in our children’s lives. We saw each other often and talked, by phone, on a regular basis!!

 

 My brother was NEVER beaten up as was so falsely depicted. Insulted, discriminated against, disrespected as a man and an artist, rejected…YES.

 

No one, EVER, had to teach my brother how to eat fried chicken. Nor would he have allowed “lessons” of such by a white man (given stereotypes). Lest one forgets, our Father was an Episcopal Priest, born in Jamaica and our Mother, likewise was from Jamaica, and when we moved to the States, we were in the South.

 

Further, to dispel any lies that he had no family or contact with us, I have his ashes — his remains — in my home, per his (and my) wishes.

 

Yes, this film is from the lens of the Vallelonga Family, and should never have been entitled “The Green Book”. “Green Card” may have been more accurate… Oops, they already made that film, didn’t they!!

 

That no one in our family was contacted until AFTER the film was made, could never be misconstrued as an oversight.

 

If the motive was to tell a true and authentic story, either about “The Green Book” and/or

Donald Shirley, they clearly missed the mark!! But that’s what the White Savior has promulgated!!

 

The family is also calling for a boycott of the film and asking moviegoers to wait to watch until it appears on cable. “This way, it limits the financial gain that the writers/producers will realize from the box office,” says Leftwich.

 

 

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Olivia Hooker, One of the Last Survivors of The Tulsa Race Riot, Dies At 103

After surviving one of the most horrific acts of racialized violence in U.S. history and then making history as one of the first black women to join the U.S. Coast Guard, Olivia Hooker passed away last week at the age of 103.

Hooker was one of the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots, a brutal massacre that decimated a successful African American enclave in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as Black Wall Street. During the attack, a mob of angry white men set the community ablaze, killing hundreds of black residents and leaving thousands more homeless. Hooker was six years old when the group of torch-carriers destroyed her family home. Back in May, she told NPR that she still remembers hearing an ax crush her sister’s piano.

“I had been in school for two years and I knew about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and I thought it pertained to me until that day,” Hooker told BLACK ENTERPRISE in 2008.

During the riots, Tulsa police and government agents reportedly provided firearms and ammunition to the white citizens, in addition to participating in the violence themselves. “The people who were supposed to protect [us] did not,” Hooker said.

Black Wall Street - Dream Tulsa - After Race Riot of 1921

Black Wall Street after Race Riot of 1921 (Oklahoma State University)

Following the riots, Hooker’s family struggled to recover from the psychological and financial damage inflicted upon them. They moved out of Oklahoma and in 1945, she became the first African American admitted to the U.S. Coast Guard as a member of the Semper Paratus program (SPARs).

Hooker went on to obtain a master’s degree from Columbia University along with a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Rochester. Later, she worked as a professor at Fordham University in New York, reports The Associated Press.

She, however, remained committed to fighting for justice and reparations for the survivors and descendants of the massacre. In 1997, she joined the Tulsa Race Riot Commission and in 2003, she participated in a class action lawsuit against the city of Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma. The civil rights suit sought compensation for the damages that occurred as a direct result of the government’s involvement in the massacre. The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit in 2005.

In 2015, President Barack Obama honored Hooker during a Coast Guard ceremony, calling her a “tireless voice for justice and equality.” That same year, the Coast Guard named a building on Staten Island after her.

According to her goddaughter, Janis Porter, Hooker died Nov. 21 at their home in White Plains, New York. Porter said she had no surviving relatives and didn’t provide a cause of death. “Her mind was clear, no dementia. She was just tired,” Porter told KTLA 5.

To learn more about the Tulsa Race Riot and how black Tulsans are continuing to fight for justice, read America’s Forgotten Massacre: The Destruction and Revitalization of Black Wall Street.

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As an Afro-Latina, Gina Rodriguez’s Comments Don’t Surprise Me

First things first, Latina women can be and say racist things, too.

In many Central and Latin American countries and communities, black women — let’s just say what it is, black people — are often erased or seen as second-class citizens. That reality is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the uproar concerning Gina Rodriguez’ statement about African American women making more money than Latina women in Hollywood.

“I get so petrified in this space talking about equal pay, especially when you look at the intersectional aspect of it, right? Where white women get paid more than black women, black women get paid more than Asian women, Asian women get paid more than Latina women, and it’s like a very scary space to step into,” said Rodriquez during a recent roundtable discussion with fellow actresses Gabrielle Union, Emma Roberts, and Ellen Pompeo.

I honestly think it is difficult for Rodriguez to see black women win; given the fact this is not the first time she has spoken on the success of black people. I’m not sure why since black women set the standard for liberation and lead movements women of color and white women benefit beyond the ranks of entertainment. Black women have had an unparalleled journey in the film industry.

Need Rodriguez be reminded of the women who fought to integrate plays, films, and television shows and made history despite adversity? Or should we recall the history of black women being subjected to playing roles similar to the realities their mothers and grandmothers lived through as servants, during extreme moments of injustice, poverty, and racism?

And yes — I stretched before I reached on this one. I get the context of Rodriguez’ comment. But at the end of the day, she had no right to use black women as a point of reference or comparison to communicate her feelings about diversity and equal pay in Hollywood; invalid or not.



Somebody get her on the phone.

Instead of counting a black woman’s coins, she should find ways to partner and collaborate with us. As someone who has been given the label and responsibility of a said activist, she could be using her energy to uplift women across the Latin community. But then again, that would require her to see and put on for Afro-Latin women who make less than her as some of the most underrepresented women in general. But that’s an entirely different story.

I often pay homage to my late immigrant Garifuna Honduran grandmother whose name I carry and use in my byline. Today, I decided to channel her Latin spice to call Rodriguez out and charge her with the task of being more mindful of her position as a young Latina with power and privilege.

I want to see all women win and we can’t do that if we’re not helping one another build.

 


The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author’s and not necessarily the opinion of Black Enterprise.

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Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses: Books

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses: Books



For Kids:

I’M A BRILLIANT LITTLE BLACK BOY!

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

I’m a Brilliant Little Black Boy is targeted to African American children ages 6-11 years old.

 




I Am Unique 

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

I Am Unique is a book and global empowerment brand reaching children in the United States, Africa, United Kingdom, Philippines, and Australia.


Sasha Savvy Loves to Code

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

This book written by a teen author is to further the culture of science, technology, engineering, and math, while teaching some programming basics as well.




Harlem’s Little Blackbird 

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

This book tells the story of Florence Mills, a singer with a voice like a bird.


Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

Bessie Coleman was the first African American to have a pilot’s license – she traveled all the way to France to earn her license after every American school refused to teach her.




Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

This book highlights Melba Liston; a child prodigy trombonist who played with everyone from Count Basie to Billie Holiday.




For Adults: 

Becoming Michelle Obama

Throughout the book, Obama shares insights of a life of pomp and circumstance as a first lady, yet one also filled with the everyday worries, anxieties, and self-doubts so many women who hold it down as mothers and working professionals face.




Standing Our Ground

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

 

Part memoir, part history lesson, this is the story by newly-elected congresswoman Lucia McBath who became an activist after the murder of her son Jordan Davis.




An Extraordinary Life

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

Author Wendy Jones can’t exactly prove that her mother, Josephine Jones, was the first black woman manager at a Fortune 500 company, but she certainly makes a strong case for it in her book.


Getting to the Other Side of Victory

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

This autobiography is a story of hope and action to teach people how to hit the reset button, tap into their hidden strengths, and rebuild their lives after crisis and loss.




Rise and Grind 

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

 

In this collaboration, Daymond John looks at everyday routines of individuals including, Gary Vaynerchuk, Wendy Williams, Carlos Santana, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who people consider to be winning and at the top of their fields.


Black Fortunes 

Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide From Black-Owned Businesses

This book is an ode to the nation’s first-known, post-slavery titans, a few of whom reside in his own family tree, concentrates on six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires.


Please note: Black Enterprise makes a small commission when you purchase one of these products via the embedded Amazon links. 

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5 Tips for Managing Diabetes during National Diabetes Month

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age rose from 4.7 percent in 1980 to 8.5 percent in 2014. A 2016 Harris Poll conducted for the Calorie Control Council revealed 20 percent of U.S. consumers reported having been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes by a medical professional.

With November being National Diabetes Month, Karima Kendall, Ph.D., RDN, LDN of the Calorie Control Council (CCC), has outlined five tips for managing this disease impacting an increasing number of people.

1. Manage stress

Too much stress is unhealthy for anyone, especially for those living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. In addition to stress causing people to forget or not have time to check blood sugar levels or plan healthy meals, stress hormones can directly alter blood sugar levels. Making an effort to reduce stress by implementing tactics such as fitness classes, breathing exercises, and other relaxing hobbies will only help in diabetes management.

2. Get up and move at least 30 minutes a day

Exercise helps increase insulin sensitivity. This means the cells in your muscles are better able to use any available insulin to take up glucose during and after physical activity. In addition to helping lower blood glucose in the short term, exercise on a consistent, regular basis can lower your A1C. Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a day. Be mindful, however, that low blood sugars can occur during and up to 24 hours after physical activity, and are more likely to occur if you take insulin, skip meals, or exercise intensely or for a long period of time.

3. Take advantage of low- and no-calorie sweeteners

Dealing with diabetes on a daily basis is hard enough without having to give up the sweet treats you enjoy. There are several low- and no-calorie sweeteners available that are safe to consume and provide the same sweetness as sugar, but without impacting blood glucose levels. In addition to being found in packaged foods and beverages, many of these sweeteners can be purchased at the grocery store and serve as stand-alone sweeteners for use in your own recipes. Given the holiday treats enjoyed this time of year at seasonal gatherings, these sweeteners can help you have your sweet frozen hot chocolate – and drink it too! For more information on low- and no-calorie sweeteners and diabetes, including carb-smart recipes, visit here.

4. Ward off sickness

Physical stress, such as illness or injury, causes higher blood glucose levels in people living with diabetes. With cold and flu season upon us, make sure to get your flu shot, eat well, and wash your hands frequently. In addition, talk to your doctor about adjustments you may need to make to your personal diabetes management routine and insulin dosing (if appropriate) in the event you get sick.

5. Remember, don’t let ‘perfect’ be the enemy of ‘good’

Although there are differences in the management of type 1 versus type 2 diabetes, maintaining a perfect blood sugar 100 percent of the time is simply not possible, no matter how closely you monitor and manage your diabetes. Even those without diabetes experience moderate spikes and lows in their blood sugar levels. Instead, focus on living a balanced lifestyle full of things that motivate you, instead of letting occasional bad blood sugar levels discourage you. You control your diabetes – not the other way around!

 


This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Calorie Control Council from November 16-18, 2016 among 2,074 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Stan Samples at the Calorie Control Council, ssamples@caloriecontrol.org and 678-303-2996.

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5 Feel-Good Films to Watch this Thanksgiving

I don’t know about you guys, but I could use a little bit of an escape. While the root of Thanksgiving leaves much to be desired, most of us take this time to express our extreme gratitude for the past year, revel in time spent with family, and devour traditional soul food delights. Yes, delights.

However, one of my favorite things to do during this time of year is to revisit some favorite family films. I love a feel-good film around the holidays. Call it cheesy, but nothing is better than a great scene with folks sitting around a dinner table, confronting and dealing with the ups and the downs of life as a family with both tears and laughter.

So, here’s to paying it forward–a few films that can get you in the mood of gratitude for family, friends, and connection.

 

The Wiz

A real classic! Aside from outstanding performances and amazing costumes, The Wiz continues to hold a special place in our hearts. I mean, the film is all about Dorothy realizing how special home is and she spends the length of the film trying to get back there.

 

Soul Food

Mama Joe always said, “One finger won’t make an impact, but you ball all those fingers into a fist, and you can strike a mighty blow. Now, this family has got to be that fist.” She was right.

 

The Nutty Professor

The Klump dinner table is one that we will never forget because of the food spreads but also the laughs.

 

The Color Purple

No matter where you are in the country, you can find another person who will quote nearly half of The Color Purple along with you. From the dinner table scene to Celie reuniting with Nettie?! The tears, oh the tears.

 

The Best Man

Sometimes you can create your own family, and that is a blessing that we don’t take lightly. Even though there are stumbles in the road, The Best Man shows that friends can be just as important as family.

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