Boketto Cold Brew Maurice Harris The owner of Cultural Interiors, Gail Hawkins, curates multicultural items from around the world for your interior and exterior design needs. Their shopping categories online range from “Cultural Body Treasures,” which includes all sorts of vibrant beaded jewelry pieces, to “Heart of Africa,” in which many decor items have been imported straight from Africa or are African-inspired. They currently take online orders for delivery and phone-in orders for curbside pickup. Fashion ComfortLA Craving comfort food? Look no further. Jeremy McBryde and Mark E. Walker’s ComfortLA uses locally sourced ingredients to create healthy versions of classic Southern foods, such as “Clean Mean Greens” and “Organic Not Your Average Fried Chicken.” They currently offer delivery and curbside pickup orders. Burkinabaé Accessories If you’re looking for a mixture of style, comedy and empowerment, consider shopping at Stuzo Clothing, an L.A.-based brand created by Stoney Michelli and Uzo Ejikeme. With a mission of fostering a nonjudgmental space in fashion, this versatile brand sells clothing and accessories with phrases such as “Black AF” and “Yup, still gay” printed on them. Their merchandise is genderless and, in their words, “for the non-conforming and bold at heart.” And, for your coronavirus needs, they sell face masks for $12-20 online. Distinct, forward-thinking and extravagant — these are all words that describe the merchandise of Burkinabaé, an L.A. accessory brand that sells pieces such as statement jewelry, couture eyewear, head wraps and more. Created by West African designer Karen Emilienne Chatelain, the brand encourages customers to form a sense of style individual to themselves through their unique and lively pieces. Discover a new definition of your own style as well as what a fringe neck-piece looks like at their website. With their motto “coffee first, mischief later,” Harry Potter-themed Nimbus Coffee is advertised as a haven for all types of mystical beings. Co-owned by mother and daughter Shawn and Eviana Farrar, they serve everything from “Witches Cold Brew’’ to “Dragon’s Breathe,” which is a type of compote infused with fairy dust. Choose whichever magical drink catches your eye for pickup or for delivery through DoorDash. Maurice Harris is not your ordinary florist. Rather, he expresses his individuality with magnificent floral sculptures that he says embody “chaos and balance.” He also owns both a flower and coffee shop in L.A. named Bloom & Plume and Bloom & Plume Coffee, respectively. Bouquets and centerpieces are available at the flower shop, and you can order his coffee, tea and colorful merchandise online. Umar Rashid is a man of many talents. He is an artist, poet, musician and history fanatic. His work has been exhibited across the world and in the United States in spaces such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He uses ink, acrylic, tea and coffee to illuminate alternative tellings of people of color’s histories in the colonial world. Eso Won Books Cultural Interiors Oh My Burger A self-described “soul seductress,” Sanura’s smooth vocals are both powerful and soothing. Her style is a blend of R&B, jazz and house, and she has been singing professionally for more than 10 years. Her most recent single, titled “Don’t Ever Talk To Me Again,” boasts beautiful harmonies and a story about getting over a past lover. You can listen to her discography on Spotify or on her website. Artists During this time, many are asking how they can best be involved. And while there are many paths to allyship, such as joining in the protests, spreading resources, educating oneself, donating and signing petitions, one contribution method that should not be overlooked is supporting Black businesses and creatives. The present economy does not favor Black-owned businesses, as they continuously experience underinvestment, even when the economy is flourishing. Therefore, collectively dedicating spending power to support these individuals and groups can be incredibly impactful. While there are far too many to list, here are 15 businesses and creatives in Los Angeles you can assist through your time, money and dedication. Cross Colours is a streetwear brand defined by bold colors, Pan-African flag influences and its motto, “Clothing Without Prejudice.” Launched in L.A. in 1989 by Carl Jones and T.J. Walker, this progressive brand draws inspiration from Black nationalist ideologies in an effort to bring the Black community closer together. They sell their colorful merchandise for all genders online including hoodies, shirts, underwear, hats and even air freshener. Based in downtown L.A., Benjamin Westley’s Boketto Cold Brew sources its premium ingredients from sustainably farmed products around the world. Their cold brew espresso comes in 1.5-liter pouches that’ll last for over a month, and they offer automatic replenishment services to keep you sufficiently caffeinated. You can order online for delivery. (Shideh Ghandeharizadeh | Daily Trojan) Lot XI Patrons of L.A.’s Eso Won Books will find an extensive literature collection tailored to Black culture and history. Co-owners James Fugate and Thomas Hamilton list a variety of genres for sale on their website, such as books on the Black Panther Party and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which are great to purchase if you’re looking to educate yourself on the history of racial injustice. They also host book signing events for authors, and past guests have included Ta-Nehisi Coates and Maya Angelou. Nimbus Coffee Stuzo Clothing Abeautifullife Bohemian House of Espresso + Chai Umar Rashid Restaurants Cross Colours Almost every burger on the menu at Oh My Burger has a name inspired by music-related backstories from owners Danielle and Brandyn Powell, like the Big Homie, whose name derives from a Tyga song. They created this burger joint to serve fresh-tasting burgers without sacrificing quality or service. You can order their “Pandemic Box,” peach cobbler shake and more online. Coffee Shops Sanura Lot XI, a Compton-based urban apothecary, was founded by clinical psychotherapist Krystyl Wright and her mother with the mission of encouraging self-care and community wellness. Their products range from candles to facemasks and more and are all handcrafted from environmentally safe and organic fair trade ingredients. They keep 11 core principles in mind when formulating their products, including social justice, self-investment and growth. Shops As a nation, we are at a pivotal moment in history. George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, along with other recent killings of Black individuals — Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and many, many more — have sparked nationwide and global outrage over a longstanding pattern of brutality against Black people, particularly at the hands of the police. More than 700 protests and counting have erupted across the country in recent weeks, and the rallying cry for justice and change continues to echo across social media. Head downtown to receive an unconventional coffee experience at Bohemian House of Espresso + Chai, which doubles as an innovative creative space for its patrons. The shop sells artisanal chai, rich espresso drinks, snacks and pastries. You can access its menu for in-store pickup or delivery online. Abeautifullife is a cafe and food truck created by mother-and-daughter duo Barbara and Aja Dawson that serves family-style cooking and desserts, such as jerk chicken and kale berry smoothies. Although their food truck is currently closed, you can order food online for pickup at their Spring Street cafe or order delivery through Postmates, Ubereats, Caviar and DoorDash.
September 16, 2020
Published on February 23, 2020 at 3:20 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Brendan Curry ran horizontally across the top of the offensive zone late in the fourth quarter and let a long shot go. Unlike most of the afternoon, this shot stayed down and punched the top right corner of the Army cage. It provided an insurance goal as SU (3-0) extended its lead to 9-7, a score that would hold until the final buzzer against No. 9 Army (3-2) on Sunday afternoon. The Orange didn’t hold their first lead until the 5:46 mark in the fourth quarter, but with career-best performances from Drake Porter and Jamie Trimboli, SU avoided an upset and stayed undefeated.Here are three takeaways from the game. Brick wallArmy’s Nickolas Edinger caught a pass in front of the net and turned to face SU goalie Drake Porter one-on-one. He faked high a couple of times before trying to squeeze it through Porter’s five-hole. But Porter got down with his stick to stop it like he had the entire game. The senior goalie made nine saves in the first quarter alone for Syracuse and finished with a career-high 18. Porter’s play in the first half limited Army to five goals on 17 shots. With Syracuse’s offense unable to get going until the start of the second half, Porter kept the Army lead manageable. The Black Knights had multiple chances one-on-one against Porter in front of the cage when Syracuse slid. He was only beat once in the first half in those situations, when Miles Silva shot high instead of faking. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Jamie Trimboli’s first goal in the second half, Army came down and took a long shot on Porter. He saved it, and 39 seconds later, Trimboli was down at the other end putting the ball in the back of the net. The next Army possession, the sequence repeated — this time taking only 16 seconds for Trimboli to score. With Porter as their anchor, the Orange launched their comeback. Shooting woes continueNew offensive coordinator Pat March noted SU’s shooting percentage struggles through its first two games. The Orange came into Sunday ranked 26th nationally at 31.7%. That was well off other Atlantic Coast Conference teams like North Carolina and Notre Dame, which are both above 36%. In the first half against Army, the poor shooting continued, and SU scored just twice on 18 shots. Some of that resulted from where the Army defense forced shots from. Syracuse got too close to the goalie at times, and with the Orange coming from the side of the net Army goalie Wyatt Schupler easily closed the angle. But many shots went high and wide. Griffin Cook had one chance when he was open backside but took it behind-the-back and missed the cage entirely. Syracuse also didn’t get as many chances as it did against Colgate and Binghamton, averaging 60 shots across those two games. Army limited the Orange to 47 shots on Sunday afternoon. Trimboli TrebleSyracuse badly needed a spark of offense to start the second half, and Trimboli delivered. Thirty seconds into the third quarter, Trimboli cut the Army lead to two goals when Brendan Curry found him in the middle of the offensive zone with a sliver of space. Then Curry tried a similar feed to Stephen Rehfuss but missed the pass. But Trimboli was shadowing the Rehfuss backdoor cut and caught the pass and shot low right past the Army goalie. To cap off a third-quarter hat trick in under five minutes, Trimboli had an unassisted effort where he dodged from the wing and shot in a similar location to beat the goalie. On an afternoon the rest of his teammates shot high and wide and struggled to find space against a suffocating Army defense, Trimboli ended with five goals on seven shots and led a Syracuse comeback to avoid an early season upset and earn its first top-ten win of the year. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
August 13, 2020
MASON CITY — A Mason City man has been jailed after a chase with authorities. Police say that 28-year-old Armondo Grays ran from several uniformed officers who tried to arrest him at an apartment in the zero block of South Jefferson. He later was arrested in the 300 block of West State. Police say Grays was in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and more than $1500 in cash at the time of his arrest. Grays was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail shortly after midnight this morning and was charged with carrying weapons, failure to possess or display a weapon permit, third-degree theft, assault on persons in certain occupations causing bodily injury, attempting to remove an officer’s communication or control device, speeding, and failure to affix a drug tax stamp. He’s being held in jail on a total of $11,600 bond.
January 20, 2020
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Olympic javelin gold medallist Keshorn Walcott and defending 400 metres hurdles champion Jehue Gordon are among 21 athletes selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) at the World Championships in Beijing, China, later this month.Gordon is also part of the 4x400m squad, while Walcott recently added the Pan Am title to his list of accomplishments.Keston Bledman will lead the charge for T&T in the men’s 100m dash after triple Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson was ruled out for the rest of the season with an injury.T&T is expected to have strong representation in the men’s 400m with four quarter milers – Machel Cedenio, Deon Lendore, Lalonde Gordon, and Renny Quow – posting sub-45-second times this season. Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Michelle-Lee Ahye will lead T&T’s campaign in the women’s 100m.Quadruple Olympic medallist Ato Boldon will be part of the T&T coaching staff in Beijing.TEAM T&TMen – Keston Bledman (100, 4×100), Rondel Sorrillo (100, 4×100), Kyle Greaux (200, 4×100), Machel Cedenio (400, 4×400), Lalonde Gordon (400, 4×400), Renny Quow (400, 4×400), Jarrin Solomon (400, 4×400), Mikel Thomas (110 hurdles, 4×100), Jehue Gordon (400 hurdles, 4×400), Keshorn Walcott (javelin), Emmanuel Callender (4×100), Dan-Neil Telesford (4×100), Deon Lendore (4×400).Women – Kelly-Ann Baptiste (100, 4×100), Michelle-Lee Ahye (100, 4×100), Semoy Hackett (100, 200, 4×100), Khalifa St Fort (100, 4×100), Reyare Thomas (200, 4×100), Kamaria Durant (200, 4×100), Sparkle McKnight (400 hurdles), Cleopatra Borel (shot put).Officials – Dexter Voisin (manager), Dr Ian Hypolite (head coach), Edwin Skinner (coach), Charlie Joseph (coach), Gunness Persad (coach), Ato Boldon (coach), Ismael Lopez Mastrapa (coach).