Know Your Rights When Interacting with the Police

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Written by: Kimberly Bowman

To protect and serve. A phrase that should hold weight for Americans, but instead now strikes fear, disgust, and disappointment in hearts and communities all over our nation. People are targeted and punished for their choice of clothing, their cultural beliefs, and for being themselves. Day after day, we add names onto t-shirts and social media memes, and shout for justice for those who have been fallen victim to a poor justice system and ignorant stereotypes by close-minded individuals. When does it stop? Continue reading

Exquisite Eats: Stuffed Green Peppers


Written by: Chef Breeze

I LOVE stuffed peppers. I did my own variation of this dish when I first found my love of cooking. I made it for my parents and my boyfriend at the time who happened to LOVE how it tasted. Too bad I dumped him a few months later. There is a lot of flavor packed in a dish like this so feel free to broaden your horizons and substitute things on this list. Continue reading

Sandra Bland: What you need to know and why you should know about her


Written by: Alexis Roberts

Once again, there’s a new hash tag bring made “#JusticeForSandraBland”. Usually in the news we see our black men getting killed by cops or someone who feels like they have some type of authority. In this case, our black women are also being killed by police officers. Why are black lives not being valued? Continue reading

Exquisite Eats: Loaded Potato & Chicken Casserole


Written: Chef Breeze

I’m sure we have all been there.

You and your partner dragging your bodies home after a long day of working. You pass out on the couch for a few minutes and then try to decide what to eat for dinner. Let’s not forget the challenge of figuring out whose turn it is to cook. But it has nothing on the war on what to eat. You want one thing, they want something else. You bicker for a while, maybe throw things back and forth. Eventually one of you gives in to the other and then all is well…for the moment. Continue reading

Exquisite Exclusive: Alexis Roberts


Written by: Kimberly Bowman

In Exquisite Exclusives, we typically highlight extraordinary people in the Charleston, or surrounding areas, who are doing awesome things in their community and have bright futures ahead of them. While there are, I’m sure, millions of people out there be “exquisite,” we sometimes forget the amazing people that we have working behind the scenes on our team! Continue reading

The Red Nose Day Celebration at Scott’s Grand


Written by: Kimberly Bowman

People and families living in poverty are always in need of help, and could use a helping hand. While some may donate to a local charity, or take a trip down to a local soup kitchen, some of us don a single red clown as a way to honor and support those people. Continue reading

Exquisite Eats: Little Oreo Cheesecakes


Written by: Chef Breeze

Brace yourself. You are about to have food-gasm.

A delicious treat for yourself after a long day of working out, or maybe even a sweet dessert at a small dinner party. If you are on a healthy kick, I definitely recommend getting low fat oreos, and lighten up on the sugar and vanilla. Or if you want to mix and match and experiment with flavor, use some of the different flavor oreos. Continue reading

Destiny Church International’s Evening of Worship


Written by: Kimberly Bowman

Be it day or night, Wednesday or Sunday, there is never a bad time or not enough time to praise and worship. After another glorious Sunday of hearing the Word, the members of Destiny Church International gathered once again that evening to not only preach the gospel, but celebrate through praise dance. Continue reading