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‘Black Space Matters’ exhibit changes asphalt lot to garden

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A local activist transformed a vacant lot outside the Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond to highlight issues of food security and the importance of Black and brown community spaces.

The “Commonwealth” exhibit at Virginia Commonwealth University’s ICA features work from 10 artists including an outdoor installation created by activist and community farmer Duron Chavis who builds gardens throughout Richmond. The full exhibit seeks to examine how common resources influence the wealth and well-being of communities.

Chavis proposed the resiliency garden exhibit in 2019 during a public forum at the ICA. The resiliency garden—food grown to weather the tough times and to have food independence— is installed in an asphalt lot at Grace and Belvidere streets next to the ICA and features 30 raised beds of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

An extension of the garden exhibit is the “Black Space Matters” mural by Southside artist

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Salter Kitchen Scales Black Friday Deals 2020

Salter kitchen scales are a must-have in the kitchen, especially if you consider yourself a home baker. They’ve been the UK’s leading food weighing scales for over 260 years (yes, really), and have since been developed and improved to ensure total accuracy in the kitchen. Which is exactly why they appear on many people’s wish lists (including ours).

But as much as we love their affordable pricing, we’re always on the lookout for bargains. So, with Black Friday around the corner, we’re taking a deep dive into what might be on offer this year.

Black Friday originates from America, and it marks the start of the post-Thanksgiving sales. Amazon brought the concept over to the UK in 2010 and it has since developed into the biggest shopping event of the year. Most retailers offer discounts of at least 20% over the majority of the weekend.

When Is Black Friday?

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Kitchen of the Week: Former barrister chambers becomes apartment with award-winning black kitchen

This black kitchen, designed by Nicola Manning of Auckland, won the Outstanding Renovation Kitchen award in this year's NKBA national awards.

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This black kitchen, designed by Nicola Manning of Auckland, won the Outstanding Renovation Kitchen award in this year’s NKBA national awards.

It’s hard to believe this kitchen is in an apartment that was previously a commercial office space.

Kitchen designer Nicola Manning of Nicola Manning Design says the space was the client’s inner-city barrister chambers for 20 years: “As he was approaching retirement, he and his wife decided to convert the ‘office space’ into an apartment that would have a New York loft feel.”

The kitchen Manning designed has just won the Outstanding Kitchen Renovation award in the national NKBA awards, with the judges calling it “an inspired transformation”.

Kitchen designer Nicola Manning.

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Kitchen designer Nicola Manning.

Manning says the client’s brief was to transform the staff lunchroom and storage space into the kitchen, which was to be the heart of the new apartment. “It needed to have a slight industrial

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2020 Lincoln Aviator Black Label Interior Driveway Test

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It seems safe to say that Lincoln has finally managed to brush of its “fancy Ford” reputation. Nothing illustrates this better than Black Label, Lincoln’s range-topping trim level that elevates its various models’ style, status and, of course, price. We recently found ourselves with a 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring (the plug-in hybrid) in Black Label trim, and decided it was time for a deeper look at what this trim gives you in Lincoln’s three-row crossover.

In case you’re new to Black Label, you’ll need to know that Lincoln organizes the options into “themes.” For the Aviator, you have the choice of Flight (tan and black), Destination (a deep red featured in our Black Label Interior Tour video), and the Chalet (brown and cream) theme fitted to our test car. Here’s how Lincoln describes it: “Chalet offers Espresso and Alpine Savannah leathers and deep Silverwood

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Statue of Black anti-slavery heroine to be erected in Paris garden

“Solitude” became a symbol of the resistance of slaves in Guadeloupe.

Paris — Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo inaugurated the Solitude Garden on Saturday, a city garden dedicated to a Black woman and anti-slavery heroine from the former French colony Guadeloupe. It will be the first statue of a Black woman in Paris, which does not represent an allegory but is truly the celebration of an exemplary figure.

According to the Paris city hall, the move is a continuation of the mayor’s push for more representation of women in public spaces.

Born around 1772, Solitude was the daughter of an African slave and a white sailor who became a symbol of the resistance of slaves in Guadeloupe. When a French expedition landed in the colony on the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte to reestablish

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Rare cheese plant stolen from New Zealand botanical garden ‘could fetch thousands on black market’

A rare indoor plant has been stolen from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens amid a boom in the houseplant industry.

The variegated monstera is hard to come by in New Zealand due to biosecurity laws, making it prized among Kiwi houseplant lovers.

Christchurch plant enthusiast Bridget Rennie told Stuff that even a cutting of the plant could fetch NZ$3,000 (£1,500).


She added: “The leaves are like fingerprints, no two are the same. It’s a very rare, very slow-growing plant. I only know of two people who own that plant.

“I’m angry, I’m disappointed, I’m really sad, every emotion you can imagine.”

Wolfgang Bopp, director of the Botanic Gardens told Stuff that the thief must have been “quite athletic” as they had to have scaled a high safety glass wall to reach the prized plant.

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Malin Andersson shows off her curves in black lace lingerie as she dances in her bathroom

Malin Andersson shows off her curves in black lace lingerie as she dances in her bathroom for fun video… after revealing she’s started dating again

She’s long been an advocate for body confidence and positivity.

And Malin Andersson was proudly flaunting her curves in sexy black lace lingerie as she danced around her bathroom for a fun Instagram video on Tuesday.

The Love Island star, 27, displayed her peachy posterior in the sheer thong two-piece as she showed off her energetic dance moves.

Confident: Malin Andersson, 27, was proudly flaunting her curves in sexy black lace lingerie as she danced around her bathroom for a fun Instagram video on Tuesday

Malin showed off her curves in the plunging black lace bra and matching bottoms as she performed the cheeky dance in her

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Atlanta activist spent $200G in Black Lives Matter donations on house, personal expenses: FBI