By Cowgirl Candace | Images by Jose Ibarra | Originally published for BBH Heavy rain and lawless winds failed to stop thousands of attendees from witnessing the best horseback riders compete in August’s Atlanta, Georgia, leg of the national tour Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR). Showcasing the top African-American competitors in barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, bareback […]
One of the most sufficient sun blockers for my crown while small-town traveling is a good ol’, wide-brimmed straw hat. My Nine West number is lightweight and rather ravishing for my Southern standards. Another key reason this particular hat journeys with me throughout the South this time of year is its versatility. Cock it back, forward […]
Whether you’re staycationing in Georgia or vacationing in Cuba this year, it would behoove you to check out the area’s historic district. Knowing a district’s architectural beginnings deepens appreciation for the neighborhood and increases the likelihood of community unity, preservation and tourism. Dig deep enough, and you might discover your family has played a major […]
Attention all up-and-coming journalists: You don’t have to veer too far from home to become a rock star in the print and digital media world. Throughout the summer months, I highly recommend you take advantage of Small Town USA by apprenticing or interning at your local newspaper or community magazine. Why? One word: access. Because […]
Dollin’ up to vogue on a country porch is Cowgirl Candace’s idea of a fun photo shoot. I was practically raised on my great-grandma’s front porch, playing Barbie dolls and board games with my siblings. And her wooden swing and that occasional farm-life breezes kept me out there for hours. While exploring Columbus’ Historic District […]
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