Afropolitain Magazine favorite pic from Victoria's Secret Shanghai
Charlie Renee, cran apple whipped shea butter https://www.charlierenee.com/
Gifts 2 Give & Get!
Gift Giving, When the generic gift card won’t do “Ask Keith, KeithKNOWS” here's a list of where to find & buy; affordable, quality handcrafted items, unique specialty shops, contemporary/ upscale/ one of kind gifts, artifacts, jewelry, original artwork, all occasion greeting cards, and much more. "Elevate" your Gift Giving.
50 Shades of Black Book, The 120- page book contains contributions from Atlanta artists Fahamu Pecou and Ross Oscar Knight, a special tribute to legendary Jazz singer Joyce Bryant, artwork from Chath PierSath, noted Cambodian American poet, painter and humanitarian, and an introductory chapter by Dr. Yaba Blay, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Drexel University, and Consulting Producer for CNN’s “Black in America 5: Who is Black in America?” *Carlton Mackey is the founder and Creative Director of 50 Shades of Black http://www.50shadesofblack.com/ KeithKNOWS: A must have book for your collection, coffee table, your home.
AAKOFII, Handcrafted, funky, wearable Art, aakofii's designs have been showcased at the Smithsonian Museum‚ various art galleries‚ department stores and specialty boutiques.aakofii's bold designs are fabricated using various precious metals‚ gemstones, leather and an array of up–cycled materials. http://www.aakofii.com/
Afro Centric Network, 576 Lee St. SW, (West End) Atlanta Over (25) Years of Great Customer & Community Service! Over (12,000)sq ft of Authentic, Traditional, Urban, Contemporary, Afrocentric Fashions, Jewelery, Art, Music, Fabric, Natural Hair & Health Care Products and Over (600) Body, Burning & Essential Oils! KeithKNOWS: Love this place, buy most of my art, clothes, oils, fabric from this crown jewel. http://www.iamafrocentric.com/
Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Fox Theatre, Feb 15-19, In July 2011, Ms. Jamison passed the mantle to Robert Battle. In announcing his appointment as Artistic Director, Ms. Jamison stated, “Combining an intimate knowledge of the Ailey company with an independent perspective, Robert Battle is without question the creative force of the future.” http://www.alvinailey.org KeithKNOWS: I enjoy seeing Ailey faithful/y every year.
Art Persona by Delvon, Photo collages, Hand crafted Greetings Cards that are one of kind, Original artwork, My “Art Persona” series mostly featured African-American women in the beginning. As a Black man growing up with a Single Mother and two sisters, I’m not surprised of this natural progression. I began to see endless possibilities with working with women alone. However, I’ve since began to expand my subject matters” https://www.facebook.com/Delvon.Artist KeithKNOWS: Delvon is a great artist and a dear friend.
Arts Card Membership, Members receive group rates at local arts and culture venues, invitations to special events, and chances to win free movie screening passes and tickets to shows. $20 for membership, go online: www.artscard.com
Black Business Network, TAG TEAM Marketing is a Black-owned and operated marketing company that specializes in marketing the products and services of Black-owned businesses to Black consumers. http://www.blackbusinessnetwork.com
Charlie Renee, Charlie Renee offers moisture rich and protective properties blended to meet the distinctive needs of your hair and body. Focusing on total body health, Charlie Renee sourced superior and reputable sources for our raw ingredients. KeithKNOWS, I’ve tried the products they are excellent, my favorite is the coco mango butter, it melts into my skin. The products have a fresh, clean scent, both men and women can use the products. Let me tell you a secret, she’s my niece. Her products are must try. (smile) https://www.charlierenee.com/
Corey Barksdale Art Gallery, 615-601-2787, 615-601-ARTS http://www.coreybarksdale.com/ Atlanta Fine Art Commissions Mural Art Painting Contemporary Modern Art Galleries Atlanta, New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, Memphis
Dean & Deluca, Gifts in Good Taste, Kitchenwares, gourmet and specialty foods, gift collections, care packages and more. Location: NY, Kansas City, NC Shop Online: www.deandeluca.com
Densua's Boutique & Gallery, @ Greenbriar Mall Macy’s(3rd Level), 2841 Greenbriar Pkway SW, Atlanta 30331 404-346-2766 678-698-7134 Hours: M-Sa: 12pm-8pm Sun: 1pm-6pm Online sales, 9am-6pm(speak with online sales person) http://www.densua.com/ "Welcome to Densua's African Treasures. We have been in the cultural arts business for over 30 years. Our gallery/boutique is located in Macy's Department Store in the Greenbriar Mall in southwest Atlanta. We've been supported by our customers at this location for over 19 years. We are proud and pleased to still be standing in the light of “The Culture” as a result of that continued support, and the Grace of the Creator. Our commitment is to share the artistic excellence of the many craftsmen who we represent and feature. We wish to cordially invite you to celebrate the culture, the art and the artisans. Visit our gallery in person or this virtual presentation" KeithKNOWS: A great boutique for afro-centric art, jewelry, masks, home accents, sculptures, apparels, designer dolls and fashions.
Divine Clementine’s Soap on a Rope, http://www.soap2tote.com/ Divine Clementine's Soap on A Rope is more than just an all-natural, artisan soap company. We are a self-care and lifestyle brand. Our mission is to educate and empower busy career entrepreneurs and families to make the switch to an all natural way of buying and living. KeithKNOWS: Support a good friend, Tisha, all products are all natural and only the best ingredients
Eat Pastry Organic Treats, is a Greener approach to fanciful chocolates and cookies. By combining French and Raw cooking techniques we aim to push the boundaries as to how “pastry” is perceived; hence the name Eatpastry where traditional pastry is virtually non-existent. At Eatpastry we enjoy eating foods that nourish our bodies and make us feel energized. We know pastry doesn’t have to be something that creates a lull in our days, rather, it can become something to inspire and elate us. We have created a line of organic and vegan products based on this belief. We want our customers to get the same feeling of nourishment from our products that we do. All products are packaged in 100 % Recycled boxes and biodegradable cellophane wrap.All of our products are made to order and will include cold packaging to ensure your enjoyment and their freshness. All of our products contain, or have come in contact with nuts. Those with nut allergies should not consume our products. Our products are lactose free, and contain no animal derived ingredients. KNOW More: http://eatpastry.com
EcoDenizen, Atlanta's great source for handmade, local, and eco friendly gifts. 999 Peachtree St, Midtown
Gems of Africa, Online Art Gallery specializing in African Art. Artifacts, Painting, Lithographs, Pottery, Baskets, Shona Sculptures, Ngwenya Glass. www.gemsofafricagallery.com KeithKNOWS: My favorite online art gallery for African art!
Gina Renay Awesome Crochet, www.facebook.com/AwesomeCrochet Gina is an innovative, ART-rageous, freestyling visionary design(H)er, CEO and HHIC (Head Hooker In Charge) of my fashion-tabulous line called AWE!Some CROCHET. I am an instructor extolling both individuals and groups in the art & joy of freeform design. I am also a sign praise interpretative dancer, poetess, model and talent coordinator. My designs have been featured in numerous fashion events, in magazines, on tv and video. Film credit is an African indie movie, Dream Kweens
Greene’s Fine Foods, 141 East Trinity Place, Downtown Decatur 404-314-4212 Greene’s Fine Foods, offering Nuts, Candy, Gifts & Fun, in the old Federal Building on E. Trinity. They specialize in New Crop Georgia pecans but say they have a selection for everyone by offering the highest quality nuts, handmade candies, gifts and fun for the whole family. Many of the products are handmade and all of the products are hand served. Owners and brothers, Tommy and Phil Greene learned everything they know about the candy and nut business from their parents who have been in the business in Augusta for almost 25 years.www.greenesfinefoods.com
IWI Fresh, 341 Nelson St, Atlanta (Castleberry Hill) & in Whole Foods on Ponce http://www.iwifresh.com/ IWI fresh Garden Day Spa. We partner with local farms and gardens and handpick fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs to create fresh skin care products. Our products are handmade products and services. We have fresh spa services such as Manicures, Veggie Pedicures, Veggie Facials, Herbal Massages, Waxing, Threading and Natural Hair Care.
iZANIA Market, iZania Market Deals is a unique business initiative to help Black entrepreneurs expand their marketing initiatives and reach a bigger online audience. We look for the very best products and services from Black-owned businesses across the nation, and extend these offers to the widest possible audience. http://www.izaniamarket.com/
Kheesekakes by Kelli, Edible Art! Her products made of the freshest, all natural, finest ingredients available. (Kheesecake balls, petit fours, etc) All cheesecakes are made from scratch to order. Contact Kelli@ 678-520-4008 or www.kheesekakesbykelli.com KeithKNOWS: The best Kheesekake in Atlanta!!! Creatively designed with full flavor!
Medu Bookstore@ Greenbriar Mall(near the Food Court), 2841 Greenbriar Pkway SW, Atlanta 30331 (404) 346-3263 Hours: M-Sat: 10am-9pm Sun: 12pm-6pm KeithKNOWS: One of my favorite spots for book signings, afro centric books, posters, postcards, magazines, art and more. http://www.medubookstore.com/
Minoritees, Designs not solely based on race, but inclusive of the individual in all of us. Simply put, minoritees offers conscious casual apparel geared toward an often over-looked market. It's focus? Strength. Individuality. Pride http://www.minoritees.com
Moods Music, 1131 Euclid Avenue(Little 5 Points) Atlanta, GA 30307 404-653-0724 www.MoodsMusic.net
We at Moods Music specialize in Indie Soul, Underground Hip Hop, Dance Music, Jazz & Imports. Also carry an array of Soy Wax Candles, Incense, Oils, Soaps, Lotions, as well as, independently Handmade Jewelry.
Mosaic Moon, 1195 Fairburn Rd SW, ste 120 & 130, Atlanta 30331 404-205- 5965 http://www.mosaicmoon.life/ MOSAIC Moon...A Place for Creative Expression Art classes for children and adults, body classes such as belly dancing, flex and fit, yoga, etc.
Mutana’s Marketplace, 668 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta ste 103 404-753-5252 http://www.mutana.com/ Discover Africa and find an incredible array of African goods at Mutana Marketplace. Right from its inception, our store has been developing and refining new standards of "fairness in trade ". From our renowned Cameroon Boyo™ organic gourmet coffee to medicinal African herbs and spices; from our shea butter-based MEEYA™ line of products to African spiritual resins; from African fabrics to specialty clothing and collectibles, there is something in our store for everyone. We can proudly state that through this new paradigm in trade, we have created a global, non-exploitative economic community in which talents and hardwork are always justly compensated.
National Black Arts Festival, Join an Electrifying Experience of Art & Culture!
Become a member or give someone the gift of a membership. Join NBAF as they expand their efforts to …Connect, Inspire, Transform! Donor names will be acknowledged. Contact: 404-730-7315 or go online: www.nbaf.org KeithKNOWS: NBAF is the love of my life. I look forward to the event every year, it definitely has enrich my life.
Poet of Peace(Lawrence Charles Rutherford II) Author of "Planting Seeds For The "Lost & Found" Planting Seeds for the Lost and Found is a creative masterpiece that has been called a poets bible because the supporting and fundamental details along with the creative flare of poetry articluated by POP sheds a new light on relaying Scripture in a modern and easy to understand way. www.poetofpeace.com KeithKNOWS: Awesome, author, poet, all around Renaissance man.
Quirky Brown Love, The Ultimate Black-owned Online Business Holiday Gift Guide(US online shops) www.quirkybrownlove.com
Shades of Color, Shades of Color is a African American owned business dedicated to bringing you the highest quality African American Gifts since 1995! Our Black Gifts stand out because of our genuine Black Art and inspirational content on all of our Black Products. We take pride in creating African American Products that make you feel good and pride of our culture! We work with real Black Artists to create Black Calendars, Black Bible Bags, Black Mugs, Black Planners, Black Tote Bags, Black Magnets, Black Stationery, Black Memo Mouse Pads, Black Holiday & Christmas Cards and more. KNOW More: www.shafesofgifts.com
Shop BAIA(Black Art In America) Online, Browse and shop for fine art from our growing network of artists, collectors, estates, galleries -- specializing in works by Black American artists with great values on premier art. http://shopbaiaonline.com/
Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center, Give the gift of Culture! Books, African artifacts, clothing, greeting cards and cultural, educational materials. Location:
944 R.D. Abernathy Boulevard SW, (West End) Atlanta 404-752-6125
Sole Rebels, A footwear brand with presence in about 30 countries across the globe. www.solerebels.com
Stef-n-Ty Retail Store & Studio, The Collective, 8325 E. Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214 https://stefnty.shutterfly.com/ Stef-n-Ty is the clothing design team of Stephanie and Tyrone Dickey. Stef is the fashion designer and Ty is the marketing genius. Our line of clothing and hats are available online and thru select locations, click on info tab for list.
Sweet Auburn Bread Company, Homemade delicious baked goods with tender loving care, pies, cookies, breads, cakes, desserts and more, 234 Auburn Avenue, Downtown Atlanta 404-221-1157 http://www.sweetauburnbread.com/
Synthia Saint James, Autobiographical Art Marketing Book with Marketing Tips and Affirmations for Creative People "Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing" was nominated for a NAACP Image Award https://www.createspace.com/3702230
Ten Thousand Villages, pottery to jewelry, baskets to musical instruments and handloomed textiles to nativities, the items we offer include distinctive gifts and decorative folk art that will enhance the beauty of your home. Location: (404) 892-5307
1056 St. Charles Avenue N.E, (Virginia Highlands) Atlanta, GA www.tenthousandvillages.com
Thomasina's Cashew Brittle, Thomasina's Cashew Brittle is made lovingly with my own hands. Made with the best ingredients, you are guaranteed the finest Cashew Brittle ever. Not many people make this fine product because of the difficulty involved in the process, but I have spent the last 2 years developing what Grandma tried to tell me years ago. It takes patience and love to do anything right. Great for Weddings, Holidays, Gifts, Housewarmings, and other occasions. Location: Minnesota Contact: 612-267-1934 www.thomasinascashewbrittle.com Can be delivered anywhere in the World! KeithKNOWS: Thomasina's Cashew Brittle is the talk of town in Minneapolis/Minnesota, all my Mpls friends are boasting about it…so I wondered…who is Thomasina?, Do I know her from my Mpls days?…so I did the obvious thing… I e-mailed and called her, we must've crossed paths, it darned on me, I've seen her on stage at the only African American Theatre in Minnesota, PENUMBRA..she's a singer, actor, and now an entrepreneur. As she talked about her Cashew Brittle, I grew more excited to see what the fuss is all about. Well, you know what happened next, she sent me a wonderful holiday gift, a beautifully packaged box of cashew Brittle. I recently visited the dentist and was determined to avoid, sugar, salt, unhealthy things for my teeth …well…until the brittle arrived, I tried a small piece and I was hooked. What I really like about the brittle, the ingredients is cashews, sugar, butter, that's it, no preservatives, additives, and it's made to order. I know you're saying she's in Mpls and I'm not, it can be shipped anywhere in the world and they offer free local delivery. I see a bright future for Thomasina's Cashew Brittle, perhaps coming soon to a store near you. So what are you waiting for, stop licking your lips and place your order TODAY!!! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Ten Thousand Villages www.tenthousandvillages.com