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Ex-inmate Cyntoia Brown-Long argues for redemption in memoir
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cyntoia Brown-Long, now 31 years old, knows as much about life in prison as she does about being free. At 16, she was arrested for robbing and killing a man she says picked her up for sex and later was sentenced to life in prison. But two months ago, Brown-Long walked out of a Tennessee prison after successfully petitioning the
 
Put fall leaves to work in your landscape
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Raking fall leaves can seem like a chore and a never-ending one at that. Reduce time and effort spent managing fall leaves by putting this valuable resource to work in your landscape. Use your mower to recycle leaves right where they fall. As you mow the grass, you’ll shred the leaves into smaller pieces. If they are the size of a quarter or
 
Howard joins with Amazon to launch Howard Entertainment
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Howard University and Amazon Studios have announced the launch of Howard Entertainment, a program designed to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for African American students and other marginalized populations to train and study alongside entertainment executives. The experience will offer students a unique interdisciplinary
 
Spice up your life with easy-to-enjoy jambalaya
Thursday, October 10, 2019
For a fast, easy and delicious one-pot meal, few dishes can beat jambalaya. Created by the unique blend of cultures that make up New Orleans cuisine, jambalaya is both satisfying and simple to make using whatever you happen to have on hand (thus excellent for that end-of-week-clean-out-the-fridge-meal). Known for its bold flavor and versatility,
 
PepsiCo & ESSENCE launch HBCU platform
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
PURCHASE, N.Y. – PepsiCo Beverages North America, in partnership with ESSENCE, introduced this week "She Got Now" – a multitiered platform that celebrates, supports and honors young black women aspiring to and attending HBCUs. The platform launch will commence with a multicampus tour honoring the homecoming traditions unique to four major
 
Tyler Perry christens new studio with help of Oprah, others
Monday, October 7, 2019
ATLANTA — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala. The attendees warmly greeted Perry, a man who had once been homeless and yet now helmed his own studio, one of the
 
Diahann Carroll, pioneering actress, dies
Friday, October 4, 2019
NEW YORK — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer. During her long career, Carroll earned a Tony
 
Author Shelton Johnson brings book to big screen
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
NORFOLK, Va. – Author Shelton R. Johnson is finally bringing his written works to the big screen this holiday season with the movie, “Thankful for My Family.” Written, produced, and directed by Johnson, this independent film is a celebration of love and all of the eccentricities that make up the modern-day family. The film concept is
 
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