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New York Based Journalist Brings Inclusivity, Networking And Culture Through Monthly Spades Event
'Love, Peace & Spades' is a monthly game night at The Line Hotel, centering on creating a safe and inclusive space.
Love, Peace & Spades is a monthly game night for people who want to enjoy classic Black family heirlooms such as Bid Whist, Tonk, Uno, Dominoes, and, of course, Spades. Through the intersection of music and play, Love, Peace & Spades spotlights Black-owned companies, promotes intergenerational communion, and offers lessons via Spades School as a "healing, safe space for those looking to learn how to master the game."
"From Brooklyn, New York to Akron, Ohio to Los Angeles, California, and places in-between, it was hard to find a place where people consistently play Spades," Kevin L. Clark said. "Also, there was a lot of trauma associated with the game from those who tried to learn how to play. 'Love, Peace & Spades' is created to be a bridge using music and play to address those two big problems."
Clark, a New York-based journalist that has written for notable publications such as Essence, Black Enterprise, BET, etc., is the conceiver behind Love, Peace & Spades. With partnership from music curator and event producer Fred McNeill Jr. (Om With Us), artist and creative collaborator Camille "Ill Camille" Davis (Grand Archana/En Homage), filmmaker Eliyannah Yisrael (Ford v. Ferrari), and media personality Jamilah Lemieux (EBONY/First Wives Club), Love, Peace & Spades aims to cultivate meaningful and long-lasting relationships through the friendly game of Spades and Spades School, a curriculum-based experience for players looking to learn how to play Spades.
The launch of Love, Peace & Spades at The Line Hotel on Dec. 21 was successful as it was filled with locals, influencers, and industry tastemakers. Hosted by Jamilah Lemieux and Kevin L. Clark, Love, Peace & Spades brought out notable people such as Simone A. White (SVP, Blavity), Destiny Mabry (Comedian, Host/THE CHI RECAPS), and Alex Ritchie(Recording Academy member).
As a proud partner with The Line Hotel (3515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA) and the Black-owned card deck company, The Game of Spades, Love, Peace & Spades will be held on Wednesday, January 4th from 6 pm - 11 pm PT at The Line Hotel, and will take place every first Wednesday of the month throughout 2023.
To register for the event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/
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