Dream In Black with AT&T

For me Black History does not take place only during the month of February.  As an African American, I celebrate my history and my culture everyday.  It is often difficult to see why so few fail to recognize the enormous contributions that African Americans have made to each and every part of our current lives, from the fields of science, medicine, engineering, politics and entertainment.   That is why when you see corporations and companies that take time to not only recognize but invest in the greatness of African Americans you acknowledge their efforts.

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I am happy to share that AT&T is one of those entities.  AT&T has been celebrating African Americans throughout the year as well, if it is not the work they are doing to improve communities of color, it is through campaigns such as their #DREAMINBLACK campaign which launched on February 1.

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The #DreamInBlack campaign not only has a list of 28 Future Makers list.  While the list is awesome with celebrities such as Queen Latifah, Zendaya and Van Jones, there are more of us out there making history as well.  They are offering others who are making history in their communities to be celebrated as well.  Current Black History makers can win a chance to win a spot on the list and more!

Dream in Black is an always-on platform where AT&T celebrated Black culture and the creators who shape it.  Dream in Black embodies a mindset where success can look like anything we can dream.

Here in Chicago AT&T is bringing one of its #DreamInBlack honorees DeVon Franklin to one of its local stares for a meet and greet.  Join in celebrating Dream in Black28! at the AT&T store at 8658 S. Cottage Grove Ave between 6–8pm on Thursday February 7, 2019 to meet . Learn how you can get his new book The Truth About Men courtesy of ! While supplies lasts.

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Are you ready to join the ranks of these Black History Makers.  Are you ready to show the world what you have to offer and what you are doing to celebrate and promote Black History everyday? Head over to the to their website and see how AT&T is celebrating Black Future Month.  Are you ready for the world to see how you are creating a promising future for others?

How do you #DreamInBlack?

Please share in the comments.

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous,

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My Day at Medieval Times

This is a sponsored post.

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If you have never been to Medieval Times, just know that it can be a great time for families or just a night out with your friends.  For me it was a combination of both, 5 adults and one 5 year old made their way to our local Medieval Times to enjoy the show and the food.

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Upon entry into the Medieval Castle you are greeted with people dressed in Medieval gear, the royal Renaissance themed clothing, the swords the boots the capes, crowns and thrones, they are all there.  If you enjoy taking pictures there are plenty of photo ops throughout the space.  After you get your tickets and assigned to an area (more about that later) and given your crowns, you are able to take a group photo with the King of the evening.  Medieval Times staff will have your photo available for purchase before you leave the show.

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After your Royal Photo is taken, you are moved into a staging area where there is a bar (for the adults) gift shops and further props for photos.  The props include thrones for you to capture your royal image as well as suits of armor on display.  There are also ancient maps and other images on the walls for your picture taking enjoyment.

Once the doors are opened, you are then escorted to your designated area within the arena.  The areas are color coded and you have the opportunity to cheer for the knight corresponding to your color.  The knights compete and have jousting events.  There is also an opportunity to see a beautiful display of horses and a trained eagle that flies around the arena.

During the performance you are served food, chicken, potatoes and corn as well as soft drinks and dessert.  One of my guest is a vegetarian and there was no issue with providing her a vegetarian selection.  Desert was ice cream with a caramel topping.  A decent meal to accompany the entertainment.

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The show was great for people of all ages.  There was even a time during the performance that people were able to have the queen make announcements such as birthdays.  So it can be a great event to celebrate a child or other family members birthday.

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous!

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