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Book Review: Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America

Book Review: Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America

“Despite fair housing laws, prospective black home buyers are still ‘steered’ away from white neighborhoods. Low-income African-Americans in segregated neighborhoods remain subject to what Contract Buyers League attorneys called a ‘race tax’ and what my father referred to as the ‘million dollars a day cost of being black.’ As one recent study demonstrates, this ‘ghetto tax’ means that the urban poor pay considerably more for goods and services ranging from food to auto insurance.

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Saldana Does Star Trek: Beam Me Aboard, Zoe!

Saldana Does Star Trek: Beam Me Aboard, Zoe!Given Zoë Saldaña's meteoric rise, it only makes sense that the flick that finally rockets her to the heights of superstardom would be an intergalactic adventure like Star Trek. Previously, you might have seen this striking ballet dancer-turned-actress as the late Bernie Mac's daughter who was dating Ashton Kutcher in Guess Who, playing second-banana to Britney Spears in Crossroads, as the love interest of Nick Cannon in Drumline, opposite Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, with Forest Whitaker and Dennis Quaid in Vantage Point, or directed by Steven Spielberg in The Terminal alongside Ton Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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Over-plotted prequel unravels multi-layered mysteries surrounding Marvel superhero

Over-plotted prequel unravels multi-layered mysteries surrounding Marvel superheroX-Men Origins is an over-plotted prequel devoted to developing the back story of Wolverine, aka James Logan, the short-fused superhero capable of morphing in an instant into a steel-clawed assassin. Hugh Jackman reprises the role he’s played in the popular franchise’s prior installments, and the versatile thespian rises to the demanding challenge of carrying a star vehicle.
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Film review: Obsessed: Harrowing psychological thriller

Derek Charles (Idris Elba) is on top of the world, having recently been promoted to Executive Vice President at Gage Bendix, a leading, Los Angeles investment house. Furthermore, the coveted asset manager, who couldn’t be more in love with his beautiful wife, Sharon (Beyonce’), and adorable young son, Kyle (Nathan and Nicolas Myers), has just purchased a sprawling, suburban McMansion for his picture-perfect family. 
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High School Arts Education Forum celebrates high school artists

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minneapolis) will host his 2009 - 5th Congressional District High School Arts Education Forum on Monday evening, May 11th, from 6-8 p.m. in the GAIA Building at the Perpich Center for Arts Education (PCAE), 6125 Olson Memorial Highway (Hwy 55) (1 mile west of highway 100) in Golden Valley.
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Teen photo contest awards $1,500 scholarship

Minneapolis MOSAIC, a celebration of the city’s diverse arts and cultures, will be connecting with teens through photography. To compliment the MOSAIC winning photography commission, teens will celebrate their view of diversity in arts with their own work.
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Book review: Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for College

Book review: Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for CollegeFor most of your life, someone’s been asking you what you wanted to be when you grew up.

You’ve had ideas all along, but nothing real. After all, you once wanted to be a ballerina-dancing, hoops-playing construction worker, or something like that. So when somebody asked you what you wanted to “be” someday, you didn’t really know then and you might not know now.

But you’re going to college, that’s for sure.

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