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The James and Woodson Museums to launch new exhibit on Juneteenth

I LOVE THE BURG

The James Museum and The Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum have partnered for a new exhibition this summer titled Reverberations.

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Just 32 Hair Products With Impressive Before-And-After Photos

BUZZFEED

After these photos, you'll have no choice but to finally take care of your hair.

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7 (PLUS 1) Great Sulfate-Free Shampoos for Your Naturally Curly Hair

CURLY NIKKI

There are plenty of ways to care for your curls, coils, and kinks to keep them looking luscious, strong, and healthy. 

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29 Hair Products You'll Truly Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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You're gonna be hair toss ready in no time.

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15 Fun Things to Do in St. Petersburg with Kids — Family Friendly Activities!

FAMILY DESTINATION GUIDE

Nicknamed Sunshine City, St. Petersburg is indeed a ray of sunshine for families with tiny tots.

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Museums, meanderings and more in St. Petersburg

GAINESVILLE MAGAZINE

Visit the Dalí Museum, the James Museum and take in much, much more

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Celebrating women who empower our community

WINK NEWS 

It’s International Women’s Day, a day of honor for the economic and cultural achievements of women across the globe

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Minority owned local businesses relying on community support

NBC2

FORT MYERS, Fla.– While Black History Month is over, it is still just as important to invest in locally owned minority businesses.

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33 Black-Owned Products For Anyone With 3a–4c Hair

BUZZFEED.COM

While BuzzFeed celebrates Black History Month, we also believe in celebrating the value and contributions of Black people year-round

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The James Museum offers free admission with Museums for All program

THEWEEKLYCHALLENGER

ST. PETERSBURG — Initiative to include free admission to the museum for families and individuals...

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The 15 Best Organic and Natural Shampoos for All Hair Types

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Make your hair routine a little greener with our 15 favorite natural shampoos.

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36 Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Shop Now and Always

GLAMOUR

Time for a restock.

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30 Hair Products I'm Not Sure How You Lived Without For So Long

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Bad hair day? I don't know her.

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Your weekend arts forecast: MLK documentary, sidewalk arts in Gulfport

STPETECATALYST.COM

Monday celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Hidden Gems: 7 things you need to buy at The Canyon Shop at The James Museum

​ILOVETHEBURG.COM

The James Museum, an exquisitely designed museum in downtown St. Petersburg

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Alikay Naturals Giving Tuesday 2020

ALIKAY CARES FOUNDATION

#GivingTuesday was a huge success thanks to #DunbarHighSchool and #LeeCountySchoolDistrict

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Miami can’t have all the art fun. Here’s why a sophisticated art-scape to St. Pete is a must in 2021

INDULGE

My feet are throbbing, and my head is giddily swimming with images of Dalí’s mind-bending paintings,...

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The 20 greatest exhibitions to find in Florida this winter

TREKKERS TRAVEL BLOG

With its tons of of miles of sun-kissed seashores and different outside sights, Florida is without doubt...

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October 2020: The James Museum

UP CLOSE WITH CATHY UNRUH

The pandemic has had an impact on almost every part of life, and the way we interact with art and art museums...

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Alikay Naturals Launches HER By Alikay Rose Water-Infused Feminine Care Line

HELLO BEAUTIFUL

HelloBeautiful caught up with Rochelle about the HER by Alikay launch...

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6 Black Entrepreneurs On The Breakthrough Products That Gave Them Their Starts

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As a college student vlogging about her hair journey, Rochelle Graham-Campbell couldn't find products...

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St. Pete named one of the top American cities to visit in 2020 by Conde Nast

ILOVETHEBURG.COM

The Reader’s Choice Awards have been revealed for Conde Nast’s top American Cities to Visit - and St. Pete came in...

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New Exhibits Explore Cultural Diversity

ST. PETE LIFE

As they open their doors after nearly five months, two museums bring forward new exhibits focusing on...

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9 Ways To Support Black-Owned Brands — Even If You’re On A Budget

YAHOO.COM

Shopping without being intentional about where our dollars go? Not in this economy.

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Weekend Top Ten 9/3-7: Arts & Leisure & Labor Day

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What, it’s a holiday weekend? Haven’t the last six months been one long holiday weekend,...

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Gay Rodeo Art Exhibit In St. Pete Bursts Cowboy Stereotypes

PATCH.COM

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is the last venue for the national "Gay Rodeo" tour,...

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30 Black-Owned Hair Products Your Hair Will Love

   PREVENTION

Shop cleansers, shampoos, leave-in and deep conditioners, serums, and more made by and for women of color.

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This Founder Started Her Multi-Million-Dollar Business With Just $100 From Her Savings Account

   CREATE & CULTIVATE

You asked for more content around business finances, so we’re delivering.

 

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32 Black-Owned Hair Brands To Shop Now And Forever

ELLE.COM

Ready to pull up? Supporting Black-owned business is a great start.

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8 Black-Owned Beauty Brands to

Shop At Target

STYLECASTER.COM

Trust us—these brands did the work to bring you quality products at reasonable prices.

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The James Museum in downtown St. Pete announces reopening date

I LOVE THE BURG

The James Museum will officially reopen to members June 11 and 12, and will reopen to public on June 13.

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10 Museums Most Worth Visiting in St. Petersburg, Florida

TRIPATINI.COM

When it comes to museums, St. Pete punches well above its weight, which are a fascinating mix of art and fun.

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5 Minutes with Rochelle Graham-Campbell of Alikay Naturals

REFLECT BEAUTY

Rochelle Graham-Campbell is an accomplished entrepreneur, speaker, and boundary breaker 

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Florida Woman Builds Multi-million Dollar Beauty Empire

FOX 4 FORT MYERS

Rochelle Graham-Campbell's business started with $100. She's now the CEO of an internationally-recognized brand.

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The Best Black Friday Deals For 4C Curly Girls

   ESSENCE

Black Friday is here, and so are the discounts that will bring 4C chics holiday cheer. 

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Tampa Bay area businesswomen honored with achievement awards

   TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL

The organization 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay Inc. partnered with the Women Presidents’ ...

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Damaris Lewis a model mentor for Garden of Dreams Talent Show

AM NEW YORK

When she is not working with the NBA Style Team or performing as a backup dancer on tour with Prince...

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James Museum exhibit brings attention to environmental issues

CBS NEWS 10 TAMPA BAY 

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in downtown St. Petersburg is a beautiful place to visit.

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Essence Festival 2012: The 10 Best Performances

BILLBOARD.COM

Check out Billboard.com's take on the 10 best performances at the 2012 Essence Music Festival.

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16 Black-Owned Vegan and Cruelty-Free Natural Hair Brands

THE MARIA ANTOINETTE

Alikay Naturals This brand is cruelty-free with some products being vegan.

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The Best Stops Along the Gulf Coast of Florida (Ultimate Road Trip Itinerary)

DEVERGENT TRAVELLERS

One of the most iconic road trip experiences you can have in the USA is to hop in your car and explore the best that the west coast of Florida has to offer.

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These 49 Black-Owned Products Will Upgrade Any Haircare Routine

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I spend copious amounts of time searching for new beauty products, specifically, the next best hair care products

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Endangered wildlife showcased at St. Petersburg’s James Museum

TAMPA BAY TIMES

‘Artists for Conservation: International Exhibit of Nature in Art’ is on display through May 23.

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Wildlife Portrait Exhibit At James Museum Promotes Conservation

PATCH

Artists from around the world submitted portraits of animals to the James Museum to raise awareness about the need for conservation.

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New James Museum exhibit goes where the wild things are

ST. PETE CATALYST

The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art puts the emphasis on the second part of its name with a new exhibition opening Saturday.

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The 7 Best Museums to check out in St Petersburg, FL

WANDER ST.PETE

Museums have offered people a unique way of learning about specific subjects in great detail.

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The 7 Best Museums to check out in St Petersburg, FL

WANDER ST. PETE

Museums have offered people a unique way of learning about specific subjects in great detail. 

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Politics, Policy, & Social Media: How Natural Hair Has Influenced A Generation

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"Hi guys, welcome to my channel,"

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81 Fabulous Black-Owned Fashion and Beauty Brands to Shop

TOWN&COUNTRY

Here's an easy way to be a more conscious luxury consumer: embrace and shop from more Black-owned fashion and beauty companies. Simple.

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A Beautiful Idea - Rochelle Graham-Campbell's entrepreneurial journey

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Alikay Naturals, founded by Rochelle Graham-Campbell, annually produces about 1 million units...

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Let's Get Crafty In Tampa Bay: Creative Ways To Introduce You Kids To The Arts​

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For kids, the act of creating art is not only fun (okay, and maybe a bit messy too)...

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9 Game-Changing Products For Natural Hair In 2021

ATLANTAFI.COM

So, you’ve decided to go natural, as in hair.

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These 13 Products Are Curly Girl Method-Approved

BYRDIE.COM

Cheers to your curls flourishing all year long.

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Gain Holiday Hero Status: How To Gift Excitement - More Stuff Is Dumb This Year

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Experiences Over Things Holiday Gift Ideas Vol 1: Indoor Activities

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Holiday gift guide: Look to Tampa Bay’s arts scene for unique finds

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Ornaments, locally made original art and donations are a few ways to support local artists...

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Black-Owned Haircare: Amazing Brands You Must Try This Holiday Season

SODAZZLINGBLOG.com

It’s that time of year where everyone is putting together their holiday shopping lists and guides.

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29 Products That May Have A Small Price Tag But Will Help Your Skin In Big Ways

BUZZFEED.COM

"Pimple? What pimple?" —You after *finally* trying one of those cult-favorite acne patches.

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4 secrets of successful side hustles

TED TALK ONLINE

Starting a side hustle while you’re employed can be enormously beneficial, especially in uncertain times.

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Grind Pretty Teams Up With Comedian Pretty Vee For Special Edition Birthday Box

HYPEHAIR.COM

Grind Pretty – an online platform, subscription box service and a quarterly magazine for female entrepreneurs...

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St. Petersburg museum exhibit highlights gay rodeo life

FOX13.COM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Blake Little has photographed actors Steve Carell, Charlie Hunnam and Chris Pine.

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We’ve Planned Your Perfect Florida Day and (Spoiler!) It Doesn’t Even Involve the Beach

TRAVELANDLEISURE.COM

Travel might be complicated right now, but it’s never too early to plan for your next vacation...

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The 35 Very Best Natural Hair Product On The Market

ELLE.COM

Quench your thirsty tresses with Alikay Naturals' Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner...

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Fall Arts: A guide to your Tampa Bay and Central Florida entertainment offerings

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It seems like short of Amazon and Zoom, every other company, organization and industry...

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BLAKE LITTLE: Photographs From The Gay Rodeo

OUTCOAST.COM

Explores the diverse and complex nature of individual and community identity in Western rural culture.

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Lather Up: The Best Drugstore Shampoos and Conditioners for Your Hair Type

BYRDIE.COM

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; 

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The Best Strand-Saving Products for Protein-Sensitive Hair

  STYLECASTER

If a hair genie magically landed on top of my conditioner and granted me three wishes...

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55 of the Best Natural Hair Products to Try Now

 VOGUE

Choosing the best natural hair products can be an overwhelming task.

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22 Black-Owned Hair-Care Brands That Should Be On Your Radar

ALLURE.COM

These brands have everything you need, no matter your texture or type.

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Becoming Your Own CEO

CBS 10: GREAT DAY LIVE

Rochelle Graham-Campbell is an accomplished entrepreneur, speaker, and boundary breaker.

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8 Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Shop At Target

STYLECASTER.COM

According to a report by Crunchbase, just one percent of venture-backed founders were Black in the last 5 years. 

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St. Petersburg salon offers help for Tampa Bay domestic violence victims.

TAMPA BAY TIMES

B. Blaze Hair Boutique will use its drive-through to distribute food and  information to those in need.

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The James Museum From Home offers weekly online content 

MOR TV

While the museum is temporarily closed, visitors can stay connected with the museum through videos.

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The James Museum Names First Director of Development

TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL

Debbie Sokolov has been hired as the director of development for The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art  

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James Museum to Unveil New Mural on Family Day

FOX 13 TAMPA BAY

The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art will unveil the new mural on Saturday.

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James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art director Bernice Chu is leaving

TAMPA BAY TIMES

The Tom and Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art has announced the departure...

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D’Angelo Woos Stadium Crowd At Essence Fest

ROLLING STONE

R&B wizard on point with new songs, touring with Mary J. Blige in August.

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New exhibit at The James Museum explores environmental issues in Tampa Bay

NBC NEWS CHANNEL 8

A new exhibition at The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art explores environmentalism through...

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Saving Soles and Souls

QUAIL BELL MAGAZINE

Sneakers, pumps, sandals—that's how the New York-based nonprofit Cherished Feet has been delivering hope...

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James Museum director and founder share future plans in St. Petersburg

TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL

Now arriving at its three-year mark, The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art is securing more exhibits for museum-goers.

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11 Best Hair Moisturizers For African American Hair

BUZZFEED

When it comes to natural kinky hair, moisturization is key.

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Lather Up: The Best Drugstore Shampoos and Conditioners for Your Hair Type

When it comes to washing your hair, using a shampoo and conditioner is a given.

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New exhibit at James Museum honors wildlife artist John Seerey-Lester

FOX 13

Those familiar with the James Museum and its history in St. Petersburg are quite used to the American-western theme throughout the venue.

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The Coolest Black-Owned Beauty Brands You Can Shop at Target

POPSUGAR

Alikay Naturals isn't just a skin, body, and hair brand — it also sells everything from satin bonnets to candles to mugs.

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Arts & Culture: Artists for Conservation: International Exhibit of Nature in Art

ST.PETE LIFE MAGAZINE

 

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Tampa Bay is rich with art, theater events in March

TAMPA BAY TIMES

A roundup of visual and performing arts.

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Celebration of Black Innovators 

EDISON AWARDS

Rochelle Alikay Graham-Campbell is CEO and Founder of Alikay Naturals, a beauty & lifestyle brand.

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How to braid hair like a boss at home during the pandemic

GMA

Hairstylist Niani Barracks has taken her hair tutorials online amid the pandemic to teach others how to braid at home.

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30 Products That Can Help Get Your Hair Back To Healthy

BUZZFEED.COM

Kiss that frizz, breakage, and buildup goodbye.

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How Black-owned Haircare Brands Scale Up

VOGUE BUSINESS

A long-running debate has become more intense. No one wants to be accused of selling out.

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The James in St. Pete joins six other Tampa Bay museums offering free admission for SNAP food assistance recipients

CLTAMPA.COM

Morean Arts Center, Great Explorations, Tampa Bay History Center, and more are also on the list.

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The Coolest Spring Hair Trends

The hair colors, shapes, and styles you can expect to see once spring officially arrives.

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The 30 Best Natural Hair Products In 2021

MARIE CLAIRE

Cheers to your curls flourishing all year long.

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12 Days of Christmas giveaway: Day 7 – Clore Beauty Gift Basket

TRIBUTE.CA

Today’s giveaway is a beautiful gift basket from Clore Beauty!

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Alikay Naturals Launches New Collection Made Especially For Women

HYPEHAIR.COM

From leave-in conditioners to edge gels, from feminine washes to refreshing sprays,...

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11 Best Honey Hair Conditioners For Silky Smooth Hair

STYLECRAZE.COM

Honey is a blessing that bees bestow upon us, and we have more reasons to love it than we can state.

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Inside the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

ESSENTIAL WEST MAGAZINE

After decades of collecting Western and wildlife art, Tom and Mary James opened the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

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Are You Practicing Self-Care Down There? Here’s Where You Should Start

MADAME NOIRE

For the past several years, self-care has become a buzz word of sorts.

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The "Mt Rushmore-atization" of Gay Cowboys

CREATIVE PINELLAS

There are several stunning moments in the beautifully mounted exhibition of Blake Little’s photography...

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A look inside the James Museum

GREAT DAY LIVE TAMPA BAY

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Enjoy a vast collection of western and wildlife art with a visit to the James Museum...

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25 Curly Hair Products That Actually Work

     BUZZFEED.COM

Finally, products that *actually* work.

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This Sticky-Sweet Treatment Softens and Revitalizes Natural Hair

BYRDIE.COM

Natural hair is amazing. Cropped, long, wavy, or coily it can shape-shift into anything your imagination dreams up...

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10 Co-Wash Mistakes to Avoid for the Healthiest Hair

BYRDIE.COM

If you have curly hair that needs tons of extra moisture and tends to get stripped by normal shampoos,...

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Fall Arts Preview: Tampa Bay’s visual art scene proves to be resilient

TAMPABAY.COM

A robust season of a variety of exhibitions awaits.

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Upcoming James exhibit spotlights gay rodeo photography

ST. PETE CATALYST

It was 1988 when Seattle-born photographer Blake Little attended his first gay rodeo. 

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10 Best Scalp Acne Shampoos

for Getting Rid of Bumps,

Zits, and Redness

COSMOPOLITAN.COM

DW—they're all surprisingly all easy to treat.

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James Museum welcoming visitors back

  FOX13NEWS.COM

James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg is back open. They call it 26,000 square feet of calm. 

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15 Black-Owned (and Budget-Friendly) Beauty Brands

POPSUGAR.COM

Read ahead to take a look at some of our favorite Black-owned beauty brands that you can find in drugstores.

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40 Founders Of Black-Owned Hair Care Brands You Should Know About

ESSENCE

At the helm of these beloved brands are Black business owners who've made it.

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How to Do a Twist-Out at Home Like a Pro Hairstylist 

ALLURE MAGAZINE

Work with your natural hair and transform textured strands into a timeless, two-strand twist-out. 

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Photos: In the pandemic, Tampa Bay shows resolve with light

TAMPA BAY TIMES

Local essential workers on the front lines in the fight against coronavirus get support from local venues

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On the Town: 5 Things to Know about "Spirit Lines"

SPECTRUM BAY NEWS 9

The James Museum is currently showcasing the work of a Native American artist Helen Hardin

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Blair Damon Is Helping The Homeless One House At A Time

   FORBES

Damon provides a fully furnished house, including pots and pans, and pays the utility bills.

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Totally Awesome Flashback to the '80s! Retro Fashion Show on 'GMA'

   ABCNEWS.COM

You've heard the music and seen the hit shows and their stars, but we can't pay proper tribute to the 80's ...

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Essence Fest: The World's Only All-Female Brass Band Takes the Stage

   TIME.COM

After Hurricane Katrina forced the Original Pinettes Brass Band