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Social media raising blacks’ influence and visibility
Thursday, October 20, 2016
NEW YORK – Black millennials are 11.5 million strong and leading a viral vanguard that is driving African-Americans' innovative use of mobile technology and closing the digital divide. Nielsen highlights this group in a new report, "Young, Connected and Black: African-American Millennials Are Driving Social Change and Leading Digital Advancement."
Miss Hampton an advocate for full-figured women
Thursday, October 20, 2016
After decades of stick-thin Miss Hampton winners, Hampton student Nyia Fairley became one of the first full-figured women to win the pageant. The 21-year-old, first-year pharmacy student was selected by a panel of judges to be the face of the university. “I really feel like this rumor or this perception of what Miss Hampton University is, people have
Durham author debuts novel
Thursday, October 20, 2016
That Church Life By Teresa B. Howell Walking in Victory International The journal Howell kept to grieve her grandmother’s death uncovered a passion for writing she poured into her thought-provoking debut novel, “That Church Life,” which has gained the new author early recognition in the genre of Christian fiction. The novel chronicles
Turn yard waste into compost
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Save time and money by turning landscape trimmings into a valuable soil amendment. The idea is simple: just collect disease- and insect-free plant debris into a heap and let it decompose into a fine, nutrient rich material that helps improve the soil. Don’t add meat, dairy, invasive plants, weeds that have gone to seed or perennial weeds that can
Kevin Hart kills in new stand-up film
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Has success spoiled Kevin Hart? Forbes magazine lists him as 2016’s highest-paid comedian with an annual income of $87.5 million. Unlike many of his cohorts (Jerry Seinfeld, etc.) Hart makes most of his income from live performances in large stadiums where he can earn $1 million a pop. So, it’s fitting that his latest live concert film was shot
Film Review: The 13th
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The New York Film Festival celebrated its 54th year by trying something new. For the first time in history, its Opening Night World Premiere was a documentary. Even more noteworthy, this non-fiction film is by director Ava DuVernay (Selma), and focuses on America's deep problem with its criminal justice/penal system and how it affects the black community.
BOOK: Athlete learns true meaning of life
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The Sparrow Will Fly By Dink Kearney Paul Christian, a standout All-American high school basketball player, has one dream – to play NCAA Division I basketball. But that dream is derailed his senior year when he's diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer that gives him a 50 percent chance of survival. Crushed, his enthusiasm for life and

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