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Mar 27th

BOOK REVIEW: "Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black"

BOOK REVIEW: "From his humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina to his prominence on the Washington, D.C. political scene as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn has led an extraordinary life. In Blessed Experiences, Clyburn tells in his own inspirational words how an African-American boy from the Jim Crow-era South was able to beat the odds to achieve great success and become, as President Barack Obama describes him, 'one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens.'"

-- Excerpted from the dust jacket

Zach to the future!

Zach to the future!Zach Braff was born in South Orange, New Jersey on April 6, 1975. He attended Columbia High School in Maplewood where he was friends with hip-hop diva-to-be Lauryn Hill.

Everything's coming up Rosie!

Everything's coming up Rosie!Rosie Maria Perez was born on September 6, 1964 in Bushwick, Brooklyn where she was raised in a Catholic orphanage after being abandoned by her mom and taken from her aunt. She made a most memorable screen debut as Spike Lee's girlfriend, Tina, in Do the Right Thing, and later landed an Oscar-nomination for a nonpareil performance in Fearless. Her many other credits include White Men Can't Jump, Won't Back Down and The Counselor.

Grisly sequel chronicles another struggle to survive annual one-day war of attrition

Grisly sequel chronicles another struggle to survive annual one-day war of attritionDateline: America, 2023. It's now nine years since the country voted the New Founders of America into power. High on that elitist political party's agenda was designating March 21st as the Purge, a day on which all law is suspended, meaning anything goes, rape, robbery, even murder.

From classical to hip-hop at FLOW Northside Arts Crawl

From classical to hip-hop at FLOW Northside Arts CrawlAs FLOW Northside Arts Crawl gears up for its 9th year enlivening West Broadway on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, it is difficult to describe with words what makes this event special.

Passionate singer is writing the newest Lyriq to her life's song

Passionate singer is writing the newest Lyriq to her life's songStardom doesn't come easy.

Behind every so-called overnight success, there's usually a story of long days and even longer nights, disappointments, frustrations and rejections. But the true stars are the ones who rise above, persevere and dig deep within to show the world all they have to offer. Twenty-four year old vocal powerhouse, Lyriq La'Shay is well on her way to stardom and her success won't be a fluke ... she worked for it.

Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2014

Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2014Fashion extravaganza features performance by Jason Derulo benefiting Children's Cancer Research Fund

Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama 2014 celebrates this year's theme, Fashion Rocks, at the State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis on Friday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.
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