Uncorked & Cultured

Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly chronicles of wine + wellness and culture + adventure.

Culture

The Break participants

A Month Long Fellowship with The Break Taught Me to Never Shrink

Betting on yourself means consistently putting yourself out there. Margo Gabriel    They say you miss all the shots you don’t take. That quote rang true for me when a fellow entrepreneur, Shar Wynter, based in Lisbon shared a fellowship opportunity, called The Break, with me. She is an alum of The Break and spoke …

A Month Long Fellowship with The Break Taught Me to Never Shrink Read More »

Swarm TV series header

Swarm TV Series: A Delicious yet Dreadful Visual Feast

Isn’t it poetic justice that we’ve become obsessed with a show about obsession? By Monique Bell, Ph.D.   Social media is abuzz with debate and reflection on the Swarm TV series, found on Amazon Prime Video. The Internet hasn’t seen such fervor over a show with a predominantly Black cast since the surreal “Atlanta” ended its …

Swarm TV Series: A Delicious yet Dreadful Visual Feast Read More »

black owned business

12 Houston-Based Black Owned Businesses You Need to Try

“I’m Texas forever, like Bun B”  Queen Bey aka Beyonce By Vanessa Charlot   As we re-collect our coins from the holidays, let’s continue to evaluate where we spend our hard-earned money and leverage our buying power consciously by supporting black-owned businesses. The category for today is Houston, but if you need recommendations for your …

12 Houston-Based Black Owned Businesses You Need to Try Read More »

Two Must Visit Black-Owned Businesses in Charleston

Pairing Wine and Culture in Chucktown Written by Gerrard Roberts   Your typical Charleston, South Carolina visit probably includes a trip to the Historic City Market, the Battery, or one of the many seafood spots along the water. You might even flex on ’em, and take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage – yes, this …

Two Must Visit Black-Owned Businesses in Charleston Read More »

Blaxit Tribe: Black & Living Abroad

Living the Expat Life with Faye Tillery Written by Alexis Collins Artwork by Cindy Nguyen   The worldwide grassroots movement that arose last summer in defiance of systemic racism and police brutality, nurtured the concentration of Black innovation and Black Americans exiting America to move abroad. In the early 1900s, Marcus Garvey urged African Americans to embrace their …

Blaxit Tribe: Black & Living Abroad Read More »

Juneteenth, A New Way to Celebrate

Celebration, Elevation, and Reconciliation for Our Ancestors Written by Stacy Lloyd Artwork by Cindy Nguyen   Juneteenth: a celebration of liberation and African-Americans’ true freedom from enslavement in the United States. Now a federally-observed holiday, June 19th beckons us to take a bow to our ancestors. Freedom Day, as Juneteenth is also known, is a …

Juneteenth, A New Way to Celebrate Read More »

Allyship, What Does It Mean & What Can You Do?!

How to be an Ally for anti-racism & solutions for change Written by Alana Bynes-Richardson and Serena Carter   What is Allyship exactly? Let’s dive into this topic of advocating diversity and inclusion for BIPOC communities that are oftentimes marginalized, and most recently targeted by domestic terrorists. During this time of uncertainty, it’s important for …

Allyship, What Does It Mean & What Can You Do?! Read More »

The Black History of Mardi Gras: Should Black Americans Celebrate It?

Written by Alexis Collins Artwork by Cindy Nguyen In the U.S., Mobile, Alabama is the hometown of the oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the country. However, New Orleans claims the honorary title for being the carnival’s popular destination and hotspot. Mardi Gras is a celebration rich in cultural tradition, where Black folks are able to …

The Black History of Mardi Gras: Should Black Americans Celebrate It? Read More »

Take Me to Ghana! Americans Living in Ghana

How to navigate moving from the U.S. to Ghana Written by Alana Bynes-Richardson and Serena Carter   Do you want to know what it’s like living in Africa as an American? Covid-19 may have taken away our traveling privileges, indefinitely, so our experience and opportunities are limited. However, two Americans quarantined in West Africa dispels …

Take Me to Ghana! Americans Living in Ghana Read More »

Subscribe to the Newsletter