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Power List announces Best-Selling African-American books for Summer 2014

Power List announces Best-Selling African-American books for Summer 2014New York, NY, August 5, 2014

Autobiographies and books with political themes dominated both the hardcover and paperback non-fiction portions of the Power List, the quarterly compilation of best-selling books written or read by African Americans, which was released today. The one notable exception was a health-related book, 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 10 Days by nutritionist and certified weight loss expert J.J. Smith, whose book was #1 among paperback non-fiction books for the quarter ending June 2014.
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24 hours of "The Clock" at Walker Art Center

24 hours of Christian Marclay's cinematic masterpiece "The Clock" is on view at the Walker this summer through August 25 with two more chances to experience the work overnight in the gallery:
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The 30 hottest Minneapolis murals

The 30 hottest Minneapolis muralsWe often forget just how colorful the Twin Cities get when summer rolls in. Most of the time, our sister cities are blanketed in snow under gray, overcast sky. But underneath all the dreariness, lies hundreds of brilliantly painted murals.
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"Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some"

"Big corporations and their super wealthy owners have bought many American politicians through campaign contributions and lobbying. These politicians have voted to benefit their donors, not the American public... The Corporate dominated policies of these sponsored politicians have resulted in the greatest gap between the American rich and poor since the Great Depression...
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Here's to you, Mr. Robinson!

Here's to you, Mr. Robinson!INTERVIEW

In a world where talent takes you far, Keith Robinson is ahead of the game. He's a true triple threat -- having already mastered acting and songwriting, he's now positioning himself to take over the music world with a velvety voice.
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"A Brown Tale" returns to the Twin Cities Sept. 6

James T. Alfred's comedic coming-of-age narrative, "A Brown Tale" returns to the Twin Cities Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Capri Theater in north Minneapolis.
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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
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