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12 Black-Owned Businesses to Shop on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Every Day

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Shopping can be an impactful action. Apart from educating yourself, speaking up, and listening, it’s one of the most immediate ways you can support the Black community. If you’re doing some online shopping today, we encourage you to spend some of your holiday budget at Black-owned businesses.

Below, PEOPLE editors curated a list of some of their favorite Black-owned fashion, beauty, lifestyle, food, and wellness brands that you can shop online. Products are available

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Thanksgiving Day tradition on hold but Dearborn family grateful

For more than two decades, the extended family and friends of Jack and Nancy Auffenberg have gathered at the couple’s Dearborn home for a buffet-style Thanksgiving, a sumptuous feast highlighted by a 25-pound brined turkey and Nancy’s homemade stuffing, in which the ingredients include freshly baked bread and her own maple-sage sausage. And then there’s a smorgasbord of traditional side dishes and desserts brought by others.

The holiday meal is always a sit-down affair, with

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MasterClass sale two for one deal Dec 26 last day discount

Learn to sing with tips from Christina Aguilera. (Photo: MasterClass)
Learn to sing with tips from Christina Aguilera. (Photo: MasterClass)

While waiting out this pandemic, what do you do with the extra at-home time? Especially now that you’ve organized the cupboards, cleaned the attic, and really, truly caught up on your paperwork?

One word: learn. How?

Two words (mushed together): MasterClass.

For the uninitiated, MasterClass is a vast buffet of smart, inspiring, beautifully produced multi-session online courses given by experts and celebs at the top

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7 Thanksgiving side dishes to make the day before

If you’ve cooked Thanksgiving dinner before, you know it can be stressful. The day is packed with gathering ingredients, setting the table – and, of course, the not-so-small task of cooking an actual feast. And with the added stressors of navigating coronavirus during the holidays – such as restricting your meal to just family members

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Texas advocacy groups will hold virtual event to recognize lives lost on Transgender Day of Remembrance

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Many will remember the year 2020 for a litany of unfortunate milestones, including that it’s reported as the deadliest for violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people in the country’s history.

A report released this week by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation detailed the violent deaths of 37 people so far this year, which is more than any other since the organization began tracking this data in 2013. For that reason, Nov.

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Mexican classic exiting, newcomer at Goat Hill, Turkey Day reinvented



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Dario Vullo of Nando Milano decorates a Sicilian-style focaccia at his newly opened Nando Milando in downtown Manhattan Beach. Photo courtesy of Nando Milano

Benvenuto To Manhattan Beach: Don’t ask to speak to Chef Nando when you stop in at Nando Milano – the restaurant was named after the owner’s dog, and even if owner Dario

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10 Beautiful Wedding Face Masks For Brides To Wear On Their Big Day

If your wedding is any time in the near future, the one accessory everyone will be donning is a face mask. So why not give yourself the opportunity to make it a distinctive fashion statement unique to your big day?

Many brilliant designers have come forth to blend creativity and functionality together in response to COVID-19, and we’re sharing our favorites that are worthy of your wedding.

1. Iridescent Rhinestone Face Mask

You

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Sheldon Day waived to make room for Kemoko Turay

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Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Grover Stewart discusses losing weight to help his game.

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The Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday activated defensive end Kemoko Turay from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and waived defensive tackle Sheldon Day.

Coach Frank Reich announced Monday the Colts’ intention to promote Turay was imminent, but he did not say who would be released to make way for him. Day, an offseason free agent acquisition of the Colts,

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Simple ways to add comfort to your day in stressful times

I don’t know about you, but I could really use a break from all of my worries, and binge-eating chocolate chips doesn’t seem to be the answer.

When I get stressed out, I try to focus on my rule of three: What’s best for my health is usually also the best choice for my budget and the environment. That sounds simplistic, but it works. Recently, when I was wide awake at midnight, I used that

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Singles Day: Alibaba sales blitz set for record haul as Chinese shake off Covid-19

China’s annual Singles Day online shopping bonanza regularly hauls in tens of billions of dollars for Alibaba and other e-commerce and retail companies in China. This year, it’s taking on new meaning as a showcase for the country’s success in battling the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event already appears to be on pace to break records again: Alibaba said early Wednesday morning that the annual sales frenzy has so far pulled in 372.3 billion yuan ($56.3

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‘It means so much:’ Families thankful for painted poppy rocks on Remembrance Day

COVID-19 will make gathering for Remembrance Day ceremonies or even buying a poppy difficult this year, but one woman is hoping her unusual artwork will help provide meaning to some of her neighbours.



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For the last three years, Julie Mungall of Winnipeg has been painting intricate poppies on rocks and placing them for locals to find. This year, she’s also making sure the rocks are weather- and COVID-proof.

“I

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Kylie Jenner Promoted Her Makeup on Election Day, and Instagram Didn’t Want to Hear It

Kylie Jenner took some backlash from fans on social media for promoting her make-up brand on Tuesday — the day of the 2020 presidential election. While all eyes were on the polls, Jenner dropped in on Instagram to announced that the Kendall Collection from Kylie Cosmetics was back in stock. Fans thought that she was severely misreading the tone of the day online.

“I get the absolute most positive feedback on these beautiful products I’m

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How newspapers treated the morning after Election Day 2020

In the eyes of Julie Moos, executive director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Republic’s front page was among the strongest displays, capturing the facts — no result — and the feeling of a nation at odds with itself. Large photos of President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden over a subdued red-and-blue background provided visual balance, she said.

Front pages convey mood and tone, in addition to information, Moos said. Especially in

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Law Enforcement On Heightened Alert For Election Day; LAPD On Tactical Alert


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Police across the Southland were on heightened alert Tuesday as voting wraps up in a highly contentious presidential election that has led to fears of large demonstrations — regardless of whether President Donald Trump wins or if Democrat Joe Biden unseats him.

The Los Angeles Police Department issued a citywide tactical alert Tuesday afternoon as a precaution “to ensure sufficient resources to address any incidents that may arise as a result of

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Pennsylvania emerges as early focus of online Election Day misinformation

The most prominent topic being discussed concerns allegations, which are for the most part either unsubstantiated or just plain false, of perceived unfairness toward Republican poll-watchers, with the implication that something untoward may be going on that people don’t want the poll-watchers to see. There have been no substantiated reports of mistreatment of poll-watchers.

Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College votes are hotly contested — “this is the most important state this election cycle,” CNN’s Harry Enten
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How Wolf Blitzer and other news anchors are preparing for Election Day

We spoke to anchors about their routines and plans in preparation for Election Day. Here’s how they’re getting ready.

“I’ll spend an hour on the treadmill, have a very healthy breakfast, and there’s a few light bulbs I need to change around the house. And yes, I will trim my beard…”

“Workout. Lunch. Nap. Pick up triple shot on ice and three Perfect Bars from Starbucks. Head to work with an extra shirt and tie…”

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Law enforcement on heightened alert for Election Day

Police across the Southland will be on heightened alert for Tuesday as voting wraps up in a highly contentious presidential election that has led to fears of large protests — regardless of the winner — and possible looting or violence.  

Business owners have also been making preparations, with some choosing to board up their windows or remove the merchandise from shops and storefronts.

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How to avoid misinformation on Election Day 2020: Follow these 5 tips

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Researchers say attacking misinformation is like vaccinating against a disease.
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Don’t get fooled.

Lies are expected to flow swiftly on Election Day and in the aftermath as the misinformation age threatens to disrupt civil discourse, cause Americans to question the results and even possibly set off real-world violence.

The bad news: There’s a lot out there you can’t trust.

The good: There’s a lot you can. Don’t fall for the

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The Day – The pandemic hit working moms hard. In her new TV role, Danielle Brooks records the toll


Danielle Brooks wanted to find a way to stay creative during quarantine. So she’s starring in a TV show about it.

Set in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, “Social Distance” is an eight-part anthology series — focusing on one person or family each episode — about navigating the uncertainty and unexpected circumstances of this singular moment in history. In the third installment, the former “Orange Is the New Black” star plays Imani, a

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Make their day with these kids’ Christmas decorations

Make Christmas extra special this year with cosy, sparkling touches that bring the magic home for children

With many of the usual seasonal treats off the table this year, from panto to the Nativity, there’s even more pressure on parents to make Christmas magical at home. Luckily, there are plenty of simple, easy ways to make your home and your kids’ rooms feel extra festive – and create that all-important glow of excitement for

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