6:51 AM

Martin Luther King Day Events in the Twin Cities

Happy Martin Luther King Day! Most of us will have a long weekend, but while you're out getting your MLK Day sales, be sure to really remember the reason for the holiday.

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3:00 AM

Happy New Year from Minnesota Noir!

Hoping the new year brings you happiness, health, and prosperity!
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3:00 AM

5 Best Places to Pop the Question in Minneapolis

Did you know that the holidays are the busiest time of the year to get engaged? Yep, and now that you’ve found your soul mate and have bought the ring, all you need is the perfect location to say those special words you’ve been waiting to say, “Will you marry me?”

Image credit CreateHerStock

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2:00 AM

Merry Christmas from Minnesota Noir!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
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5:00 AM

Macy's Downtown Minneapolis 54th Annual Santaland - Just Might Be the Last?

Macy’s 54th Annual Minneapolis Santa Land will possibly be having it's last run ever this year.

With rumors that Macy's Downtown Minneapolis will be closing, this is the last chance to get out and see the animated holiday show. 

Take this time to see Santa Claus now through December 24th  www.macys.com/events 

Macy’s Minneapolis, 8th Floor, Auditorium

700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
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8:14 AM

The Gathering Women of Color Expo 2016 Re-cap

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending The Gathering, a two-day expo for women of color.

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6:43 AM

An Inside Look at the New Vikings Stadium

Over the weekend my family and I toured the US Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings. We gathered up the family on a rainy day but that didn't stop our desire to see the close to
1 billion dollar facility. A total of 200,000 people showed up to the weekend event.

The first thing I noticed when I entered was how open the US Bank Stadium was. Gone are the walls that separate the concourse from the actual arena. You can literally walk right down to your seats. Well, that's if you have your fortunate enough to have first floor tickets. We sat in the seats and looked at the ginormous scoreboards that are the 10th biggest in the nation. Then we headed down as far as we could go without being on the field to take pictures.

After that, we proceeded to take three flights of escalators for a self-guided tour of the Minnesota Vikings new home. It seems like every seat had a beautiful view of the field. I can't speak for the nosebleed section though.

This was my favorite view.

And you know I got happy when I saw Revival Southern Fried Chicken in the house! That's enough of a reason for me to go to a Vikes game.

Whether or not you're a fan of football, I think you'll agree that this is a pretty nice stadium. And can you believe the entire season is 98% sold out? I believe this just may be our year!
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3:00 PM

R.I.P. Prince

R.I.P. Prince!
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6:43 AM

Golden Thyme Coffee & Cafe Review

Over the weekend, I decide to take a quick jaunt to St.Paul to check out a black owned coffee shop called Golden Thyme Coffee & Cafe. I hate to admit it, but this was this first time visiting in it's sixteen year existence. Since it's Black History Month, I really wanted to make an effort to support this black owned business.

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3:00 AM

Minnesota Birthday Freebies to Sign Up For

My birthday is this month and every year, I like to collect my birthday freebies. It's become a anual ritual. And because I want to share the birthday love, I put together list of local places to get your free birthday goodies. You're welcome hun!

Car Wash

Mermaid Car Wash -Free car wash on your birthday with valid I.D.

Downtowner Car Wash - Free car wash on your birthday with valid I.D.


Caribou Coffee - Free birthday drink for Caribou Perks member , you guessed it, on your birthday only.

Dunn Bros. Coffee - Free coffee for eclub members.

Brueger's - Free bagel with cream cheese when you join the email club.

Benihana's - Free dinner meal with the purchase of one dinner when you join the Chef's table.

Houlihans - Free $15 entree for email members.

Panera Bread - Free gift loaded to your account.

Noodles & Company - Free rice crispy bar when you join email club.


Sephora - Free gift when you join email club.

Ulta -  Free gift when you join email club.

As you can see, you need to have email accounts for most of the birthday freebies so be sure to sign up now!

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9:14 AM

Black Bloggers in Minnesota You Need to Follow

Living in Minnesota can be great. We have so many social media influencers and we all know that there's a strong blogging community here, but did you know there are several bloggers of color? I know you're probably thinking, "There are black bloggers in Minnesota? Seriously?" Yes, I kid you not. And we've been about that blog life for some time now.

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3:50 PM

Happy New Year from Minnesota Noir!

Happy New Year everyone! I pray your New Year is a blessed one!
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