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Bringing diverse American books to the world

Bringing diverse American books to the worldFrankfurt, Germany, October 21, 2014 – How can diversity in American publishing be supported was a question Irene Smalls, awarding winning children's author, asked as she looked at her career? In 2013, 67 kids books out of 3,200 children's books published were written by authors of color according to the Center for Books for Children.
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Sonja Park stars in Children's Theatre Company's 'Seedfolk'

Sonja Park stars in Children's Theatre Company's 'Seedfolk'It was a vacant, derelict, rat infested lot full of garbage, outside of an apartment building in Cleveland until it met the hands of Kim, a nine year old Vietnamese girl, who lived in the apartment building next to the lot.
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Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America Grand Opening

Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America Grand OpeningOn Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America celebrated its Grand Opening
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Dear White People: Social satire takes sophisticated look at race relations in the Ivy League

Dear White People: Social satire takes sophisticated look at race relations in the Ivy LeagueThe academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It's too bad that black students there also have to worry about making themselves comfortable socially.

That's precisely the predicament we find a quartet of African-American undergrads facing at the point of departure of Dear White People, a sophisticated social satire marking the directorial and scriptwriting debut of Justin Simien. Earlier this year, the thought-provoking dramedy won the Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the Sundance Film Festival.
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White Space Poetry Project unites work of deaf and hearing poets

White Space Poetry Project unites work of deaf and hearing poetsWithin the mainstream art world there is a thriving community that most do not acknowledge or realize even exist – a rich diversity of work from deaf artists.
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Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change

Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change"These pages represent some of the valuable lessons I've learned about people and media over the past three decades. Among them:
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Hopewell Music Cooperative North offers "music to all"

Hopewell Music Cooperative North offers Hopewell Music Cooperative North will present the 3rd annual Bach and Chocolate fundraising concert and gala on Saturday, Oct. 25.

The event, hosted by partner North United Methodist Church, will include a silent auction, a concert of Bach works by professional musician friends of Hopewell and a reception featuring chocolate, other treats and music performed by Hopewell's talented students. The event is designed to be enjoyed by all ages.
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