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How Black poets and writers gave a voice to ‘Affrilachia’
Monday, April 12, 2021
Appalachia, in the popular imagination, stubbornly remains poor and white. Open a dictionary and you’ll see Appalachian described as a “native or inhabitant of Appalachia, especially one of predominantly Scotch-Irish, English or German ancestry.” Read J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” and you’ll enter a world
 
Music legend Shirley Murdock remakes ’65 classic
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Soul music legend Shirley Murdock is best-known for her 1980s R&B smashes “Go on Without You,” “Computer Love,” and her gold-selling signature song, “As We Lay.” However, Murdock has added another classic to her repertoire with an inspiring new rendition of The Impressions’ 1965 gem “People Get
 
‘Concrete Cowboy’ shows Philadelphia’s Black cowboy culture
Sunday, April 4, 2021
NEW YORK — Historians estimate that 1 in 4 American cowboys were Black, but you would be hard pressed to find a movie genre whiter than the Western. “Concrete Cowboy,” an urban Western about African American riders in Philadelphia starring Idris Elba, is about an often unseen — and persisting — Black cowboy culture.
 
Problem Solved: How do you get Acura to honor its powertrain warranty?
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Q: Two years ago, I bought a 2018 Acura TLX from an Acura dealership located in northwestern Indiana. Unfortunately, since purchasing this vehicle, I have encountered a couple of mechanical issues. The most recent is a sudden break of a connecting rod. It happened while I was driving to the airport. I heard a loud sound and discovered that the RPMs had
 
Care for spring flowering bulbs
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Bright yellow daffodils, colorful tulips and fragrant hyacinths brighten our spring gardens. Give them the care they need to extend their spring display and keep them coming back for years. Hybrid tulips and hyacinths are short-lived stars of the spring garden. They bloom profusely the first spring, but the number of flowers decline each year. You may want
 
Planting tips for growing success
Friday, March 26, 2021
ncrease your growing success by giving your transplants a good start with a few simple planting techniques. Preparing them for the transition outdoors and planting properly will help you grow your best garden yet. Transplants started indoors from seed or purchased at a local garden center or greenhouse need time to prepare for their outdoor home. Gradually
 
BOOK: BLOOD GROVE: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
BLOOD GROVE: An Easy Rawlins Mystery By Walter Mosley Mulholland Books, $27 HC In “BLOOD GROVE,” the unflappable Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, proprietor of his own private detective agency, is back in Los Angeles. It is 1969, and flames can be seen on the horizon, protest wafts like smoke though the thick air. Rawlins, whose small
 

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First Time Home Buyer Workshop

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Website launch

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Breast Cancer Awareness

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Expansion of COVID testing in schools would slow infections

State health officials want to expand testing for COVID-19 in school districts as more students,

Orgs. create first Black College World Series

A new chapter in the legacy of HBCU baseball will soon be written with the inaugural Black

How Black poets and writers gave a voice to ‘Affrilachia’

Appalachia, in the popular imagination, stubbornly remains poor and white. Open a dictionary and