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Aug 21st

Book review: “Basketball Jones” by E. Lynn Harris

You’ve waited almost exactly a year for this.

March Madness will be dribbling in soon, and if you’re nuts for nets, you’re probably overjoyed. If you’re not a watcher, well…

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The Black List, Volume 2: HBO special again profiles prominent African-Americans

Film critic Elvis Mitchell and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders have collaborated on another series of fascinating interviews with a mix of African-American artists, activists, academics and athletes. Many are instantly-recognizable icons who need no introduction, such as Tyler Perry, Laurence Fishburne, Melvin Van Peebles, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Angela Davis.
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Kenna Sarge & Voice of Culture: Reclaiming, reviving tradition

Voice of Culture, a new dance company founded by dance instructor Kenna Sarge, is in the makings of bringing our traditions and roots back to the world of dance as it prepares the Twin Cities for its artistic awakening. Sarge, a trained instructor and a true mother of culture, hosts V.O.C, a youth percussionist dance group, that's theme is centered on exposing West African Dance and traditional drumming.
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No opening night jitters for newest star in Carter family

At age ten, Ward already displays a level of self-confidence equal to other members of the esteemed Carter family. Following in the footsteps of grandmother Toni Carter and uncle Melvin Carter III and other family members, this Crossroads Elementary fourth-grader is showing she, too, has acting talent.
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Book review: “The Ballad of Blind Tom” by Deirdre O’Connell

Book review: “The Ballad of Blind Tom” by Deirdre O’ConnellHave you ever had a brainworm?

It sounds like something you’d see a doctor for, but it’s benign. A brainworm is a song you just cannot get out of your head.

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Book review: “Freedom by Any Means” by Betty DeRamus

Book review: “Freedom by Any Means” by Betty DeRamusDid you ever want something so badly that you couldn’t think of anything else until you got it?

Maybe it was a vacation you’d been saving for and planning for and couldn’t quite believe you were going to get until you boarded the plane. Perhaps it was a bike or sneakers, a car, job, or house.

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AKA Sorority program delivers global impact

Inspired by its century of service and mission to empower communities worldwide, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is partnering with CARE to advance the movement to end global poverty. The nation’s largest and oldest sorority has made A Powerful Noise Live its official event for International Women’s Day.
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