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Nov 28th

Maria Isa: Incendiary, lethal

Maria Isa: Incendiary, lethal

Nowadays, rappers are about as common as disposable Bic lighters. As soon as you emit a flame, its met by the simultaneous flick of a competing Zippo. Way too common. Since there are so many embers cascading through the industry, Hip Hop could easily ignite a forest fire. Yet, in a world layered with candles, only few can keep ablaze. Only some come equipped with their own endless supply of lighter fluid, while the others lay around doing nothing, waiting for a refill.

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Ebony Fashion Fair fires up Minnesota with season’s hottest fashions

Ebony Fashion Fair fires up Minnesota with season’s hottest fashions

On Sunday, May 17, the world's largest traveling fashion show, The Ebony Fashion Fair, made its annual return to the Minneapolis. When the first LaRare suede boot heel was pressed against the stage, the temperature gauge in the room increased several notches, as the runway was continually lit with a trail of this season's hottest and sought after fashions.

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Book review: “The Sound of Freedom” by Raymond Aresnault

Book review: “The Sound of Freedom” by Raymond AresnaultYou do it without even thinking about it. You hum around the house, sing to your babies, to your God, or to the radio. You catch yourself doing it while you’re relaxing with a hobby. You sing wherever you want to lift up your voice.
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R&B legend Charlie Wilson talks candidly about prostate cancer prevention

R&B legend Charlie Wilson talks candidly about prostate cancer preventionThe quiet walls of an ordinarily empty classroom on a Saturday afternoon at Harvest Preparatory Academy were filled with an intimate message of courage and responsibility when they were blanketed with the presence of a timely messenger of Hope.

The Men of M.A.R.C.H. (Men Are Responsible for Cultivating Hope) and members of our diverse community were happy to welcome R&B singer Charlie Wilson and hear his Declaration of Awareness, prior to his musical performance Saturday, May 9 at Epic Night Club. He happily participated in a round table discussion designed to address a major issue seeking lives in our community; the growing rate of Prostate Cancer in African American males.

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Book Review: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think about Love Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

Book Review: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think about Love Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment“I want every woman who truly wants a solid relationship… to forget everything she’s been taught about men—erase the myths, the heresy, everything your mother told you, everything your girlfriends told you, all the advice you’ve read in magazines and seen on television—and find out here, in these pages, who men really are…
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Palestinian and Jews settle differences in court in middle east drama

Palestinian and Jews settle differences in court in middle east dramaWhen you think of the Middle East, probably the last thing that comes to mind is anybody settling their differences in a civilized manner. But that is exactly what we find in Lemon Tree, a gripping drama based on a real-life incident which revolved around a standoff between a Palestinian widow (Hiam Abbass) and the Israeli Minister of Defense (Doron Tavory).
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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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