Valentine’s Day came and went like a SpaceX Cupid’s arrow. Romance was in the air that day, but what about the rest of the year when it comes to Black women? What are their attitudes toward love, dating, and marriage in general?
The answers to these questions and others can be found in a recent EBONY/QuestionPro study.

A new syndicated study from EBONY/QuestionPro considers whether African-Americans today feel as hopeless as slaves heading to the New World during the transatlantic slave trade.
In Neil Gaiman’s television adaptation of American Gods, African deity Anansi (played by Orlando Jones) appears to a group of slaves heading to the New World on a Dutch ship. Dressed in a flashy modern suit, he explains to the chained and terrified group that what lies ahead for them and their descendants are centuries of pain, exploitation and oppression….

The latest American Institute of Architects study predicts that nonresidential construction industry spending in the U.S. will increase by 4% through 2019. The institutional sector is expected to grow by 4.5%, compared to 3.4% for commercial/industrial. The AIA report also found that public safety (5.9%), education (5.2%), industrial (4.9%), healthcare (4.4%) and office (4.1%) projects will see the most spending in 2019.

The U.S. packaged foods industry is a $378 billion year industry, and it is facing changes in the upcoming year, particularly in the packaged foods sector. Consumers today are turning away from the mass-produced pantry staples of national packaged brands and turning to healthier, local and more “authentic” food.
Large packaged foods companies like Kraft, Kellogg and ConAgra, have reported a decline in sales, as consumers are moving towards fresher options.

October was a great month for data and research. We scoured the internet to create our top 5 infographics list for the month of October. They vary from climate change to food trends for 2019. Enjoy!
1 — TOP CULINARY AND COCKTAIL TRENDS FOR 2019

Foodies, take notice! 2019 is the year for African, Israeli and Japanese infusion….

Happy Halloween! Halloween is the spookiest time of year, when children, adults and pets alike can dress up and get treats from their neighbors. We broke down the most popular treats, who will be dressing up, and other fun facts about Halloween….