List of Best Romance Films in Color, People of Color That Is

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Stories of people of color have been overlooked for years; moreover, showcasing romance or romantic leads of color opposite someone white were perceived as taboo.  When Hollywood broached the interracial topic, white people were cast to play people of color such as in Love Is a Many Splendored Thing and West Side Story.  Both admittedly, great films worth watching but missed opportunities in the casting department therefore are not on the list.  One film which bucked the trend, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? It stunned audiences back in 1967 making inroads slowly as to people of color as romantic leads.

Hollywood remained slow in producing romances featuring people of color on the silver screen.   In the late 1980’s and into the 90’s African Americans started producing more films than ever before centering around romance.  Blaxploitation featured more action with romance.   In Hollywood, Asian Americans and Latinos still fail to…

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Why Jennifer Lopez & Shakira Opted to Headline 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Colin Kaepernick has his stand while Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have theirs.   Despite major celebs such as Rihanna continuing to refuse to participate in the halftime show in solidarity/support of Kaepernick’s position of taking a knee.  The former NFL quarterback protested because of recent wrong doings to African Americans and minorities…” 

In an interview with GQ magazine Jenny from the block explains her position on doing the biggest primetime television event of the year:

I feel like it is an amazing platform and one of the biggest in the whole world to put out whatever message that you want to put out there. Whatever message of love I think it is taking a chance to do it. I feel that it is a great thing to have 2 Latina women headlining the Super Bowl, in Miami and what we could do with those 12 to 14 minutes to make people…

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Black-Eye Pea Seven Layer Dip

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Five, six, seven, eight, pick what you appreciate.   I concocted this recipe when having a party.   It was after the New Year’s and in African American culture, it means you may have leftover black-eyed peas.   I knew we had tortilla chips. I knew we just happened to have sliced black pitted olives.   So I asked someone to pick up some sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.    Now, in classic version of the famous 7 layer dip people include tomatoes, guacamole and green onions.  If any of these layer turn you off then leave it out.   You dip might turn out to be four, five or six layer dip.   If you’r not into refried beans and you want you want to add something fun and different to your New Year’s eve or Juneteenth celebration.

Click here for classic seven layer dip recipe and add your twist!

 

Christmas Mocktails Recipes

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For years my sister and other people I know have looked with desire at the fun cocktails I prepare often asking for a non-alcoholic version.   Well, there is no time where thoughtful comes to mind better than the holiday season.

People really are looking for festive alcohol free drink options this holiday season. We have FIVE festive drinks below for you to choose from. Check out these ideas from thevivacioulife.com from Candycane Martini’s to Cranberry White Russian Mocktails. 

 

 

FOODS TO EAT AT A GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET!

The best thing to do at a Christmas market in Germany is to eat your way through them! Check out all the must-eat foods and make sure to arrive hungry!

Great Foods to eat, German sausages, pomme frites, roasted chestnuts (maroni), marzipan and more

Food Which May Help Battle Depression

 

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In 2018, Wall Street Journal Writer Elizabeth Bernstein wrote an article about foods that may help battle depression.   Here is an excerpt:

Now recent studies show that a healthy diet may not only prevent depression, but could effectively treat it once it’s started.

Researchers, led by epidemiologist Felice Jacka of Australia’s Deakin University, looked at whether improving the diets of people with major depression would help improve their mood. They chose 67 people with depression for the study, some of whom were already being treated with antidepressants, some with psychotherapy, and some with both. Half of these people were given nutritional counseling from a dietitian, who helped them eat healthier. Half were given one-on-one social support—they were paired with someone to chat or play cards with—which is known to help people with depression.  READ MORE