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BOOK: Get on down the Soul Train line
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style By Nelson George William Morrow, $27.99 They should have called you Super Fly. Yep, that’s what you were, dancing in front of your TV every Saturday, spinning on the carpet and waving your arms around until you got yelled at for “going break something.” But
 
Album Review: Jazz ode to African culture
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Isis & Osiris The Mark Lomax Trio **** (4/5 stars) Release date: Sept. 16 The Mark Lomax Trio will release Isis & Osiris, a unique jazz concept album brimming with African mytho-spiritual themes and mesmerizing polyrhythms. Featuring renowned drummer Lomax, accompanied by Edwin Bayard on tenor saxophone and Dean Hulett on bass, the CD follows
 
BOOK: Time to change the conversation about racism
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
It’s Not Always Racist…But Sometimes It Is: Reshaping How We Think About Racism By Dionne Wright Poulton, Ph.D. Archway Publishing, $15.99 PB Has the hot-button issue of racism gotten out of hand in the public discourse? The incendiary work is harder to strictly define than many would think. When inaccurately applied, an accusation can muddy
 
Preserve the harvest for winter meals and holiday gifts
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer; you’ve run out of cabbage recipes, and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn’t resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmer’s market. So what is a gardener or shopper to do with all that produce? Since properly stored
 
Car Review: 2015 Hyundai Sonata
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Sonata is Hyundai’s second best-selling model, and that is by a silvery thin 2 percentage points. So whenever the Korean automaker changes the car, it is done with great care and planning. For the 2015 model year, Hyundai wants to broaden the Sonata’s customer base and bring it in line as the automaker moves
 
Little Miss African American Scholarship crowns a queen!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant successfully celebrated its 21st year and crowned Miyae Folkes, 12, as its new queen. Actresses Laila Ali and Meagan Good hosted, joining Dawnn Lewis who served as the mistress of ceremonies, as little misses ages 6 to 12 competed for scholarships and prizes. Pageant producer Lisa
 
Air Force officer wins Miss Black USA title
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Miss Black Colorado Jasmine Alexander was named Miss Black USA 2014 last week at the University of the District of Columbia Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. A distinguished panel of judges chose Alexander out of 25 contestants from across the nation. Alexander is a 26-year-old Air Force Intelligence Officer stationed at Peterson Air Force Base.
 
Car review: 2014 BMW X1
Saturday, August 16, 2014
DETROIT – Some of the labels put on vehicles these days are interesting. In the case of the BMW X1, they call it a sports activity vehicle, or SAV. That can mean almost anything; the reality is that the X1 is a sub-compact sport utility and a very good one. It has been on sale in the U.S. since the fall of 2012 and has done very well. One of the
 
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