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Apr 24th

All that Laz

All that LazLaz Alonso was born in Washington, DC, to first-generation immigrants who were refugees from Cuba. Although he developed a passion for acting at an early age, Laz initially pursued a seemingly more practical career in finance after his graduation from Howard University where he had majored in business. However, since he found it impossible to ignore his true calling, it was not long before he began going out on auditions while working in New York City as an investment banker.
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Book review:“The Long Fall” by Walter Mosley

Book review:“The Long Fall” by Walter MosleyThe buzzword for today is “networking”.

Networking is easy; you’ve probably been doing it all your life and barely realized it. You tell friends about a good hairdresser, a decent mechanic, a trustworthy housecleaner. They, in turn, give you names of a good accountant, a decent tutor, a trustworthy babysitter. You make connections. You put people in touch with others.

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Master artists reflect on healing power of Afro-Cuban music

Master artists reflect on healing power of Afro-Cuban musicWain talked with Juan De Marcos Gonzales, leader of the Afro-Cuban All Stars following their phenomenal performance at the Minneapolis Orchestra Hall. Wain told de Marcos Gonzales about their music providing him a bridge to ancestral realms and a soundscape for his exploration of separate realities.
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Book review: “The Best of Everything” by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Book review: “The Best of Everything” by Kimberla Lawson RobySometimes, your soul just needs a little splurge.

Even in this economy, there are times when a mocha-latte with extra foam can make all the difference in your day. A new CD can be a necessity. Even a pair of earrings from the Dollar Store can lift your spirits when they need lifting the most.

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Book review: Tom Joyner Presents: How to Prepare for College

Book review: Tom Joyner Presents: How to Prepare for College“What I like about this book is that it shows you the steps you need to take to get into college and it applies to almost everyone. Whether you’re in elementary school or in the work force considering enrolling in a college or university, this book has something you can use. Everything from raising a college-bound student to life after college is covered.”
-- Tom Joyner in the Foreword (page xi)

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Book review: Family Affair: What It Means to Be African-American Today

Book review: Family Affair: What It Means to Be African-American Today“Who am I? It’s a fundamental question for everyone, of course, but for African Americans, it has particular resonance. Since our history in America is filled with grand contradictions, marginalization, and grotesque lies, African Americans have largely been left alone in the dark to grapple with the issue of who we are.
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Spirit and soul : Sweet Honey In The Rock

Spirit and soul : Sweet Honey In The RockWhen harmony took a ride with spirit and soul the result of this union gave birth a sensation known as Sweet Honey In the Rock (SHIR). Born from Psalm 81:16, “He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you,” and timelessly regenerated through the vocal throws of five amazing songstresses, this Grammy Award-winning ensemble, founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon, now proudly celebrates their 35th year of commitment towards music and impacting the community.
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