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BOOK: The real people behind an ugly stereotype
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks By Toni Tipton-Martin For decades, black cooks and food service professionals were ignored. They were characterized by mainstream white America as ignorant and illiterate, capable of cooking and not much else. Tipton-Martin’s dismisses this line of thinking in her new book, “The
Heard it through the grapevine
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Motown Records was considered the No. 1 most influential company to lead in setting a precedent for talent, style, good music, swag and success The Detroit label was founded on the same business model of automotive companies that ruled the blue-collar town during that time. Founder Berry Gordy believed in building a company that scouted and signed raw
2015 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Premium
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
DETROIT – The Cadillac Escalade has reached cult status. There’s no other reason that explains why the body-on-frame, three-row sport utility's global sales were up by almost 70 percent through July. Yes, gasoline prices are way down and that has lessened the onus of driving a big gas consuming sport utility. And no, more folks are not
BOOK: Who’s really at fault?
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
STAND YOUR GROUND By Victoria Christopher Murray Touchstone, $16 PB From the No. 1 Essence best-selling and award-winning author comes STAND YOUR GROUND, a new novel about two women who are faced with the same tragedy. Janice Johnson is living every black mother’s nightmare. Her 17-year-old son was murdered, and the shooter has not been arrested.
Doctor Rosewood makes a house call
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Morris Chestnut has been working in television and movies for the past quarter century. He made his big screen debut in 1991 as Ricky Baker in “Boyz n the Hood”. He’s currently co-starring opposite Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy in the psychological thriller “The Perfect Guy”. In November, he’s set to appear in
Pageant raises esteem of plus-sized women
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
RALEIGH – We're seeing more and more plus-size women in the media. Vogue signed size-22 model Tess Holliday this year and made history. Mellissa McCarthy, Queen Latifah and other plus-sized women are bona fide stars who regularly get leading, romantic roles. Ad campaigns are also starting to feature full-figured women more regularly. But a lot more
Eight steps to a more appealing home
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Your house can be more comfortable for you and have more curb appeal for the next owner with a few minor home improvements, including one you can barely see. Here are eight tips that can help: Get in on the outdoor living trend. Add a few comfortable chairs and table to the front porch or backyard to create an extra room and a welcoming look. An even
Protect hairstyles from the elements
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Many women experience serious dryness and breakage of their hair during the winter months. The hair’s natural moisture is compromised from the air being so arid and the wind high. This causes the ends of the hair to snap off from everyday wear. We also wear hats and scarves, which are mostly made out of wool and tend to dry the hair out further. If
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