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BOOK: An intimate look at Mike Tyson
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Taming the Beast: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson By Rory Holloway and Eric Wilson Rough House Books Whether you know him as the man who bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear, as the undisputed world heavyweight champion, or even as the guy with the tiger in The Hangover, odds are that you have heard of notorious boxing legend Mike Tyson. But you
Best films of 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
As 2104 draws to a close, it’s a perfect time to reflect on noteworthy films, strong performances and the strides that black artists made this year. It’s also a good time to spotlight the top-quality movies that will vie for Oscars and be released in theaters and on DVD/VOD in weeks to come. • Belle (***1/2). A mind-boggling story based on
California avocados, the breakfast superfood
Friday, December 12, 2014
Breakfast has long been considered the most important meal of the day, but hectic morning routines can sometimes get in the way of starting the day with a wholesome meal. California avocados are the perfect fruit and nourishing breakfast solution for any busy morning schedule. Registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix partnered with the California Avocado
Repositioning Dr. King as a revolutionary
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Death of a King By Tavis Smiley Tavis Smiley is the host and managing editor of “Tavis Smiley on PBS,” and “The Tavis Smiley Show” from Public Radio International. He is also the author of 16 best-selling books. Here he talks about his latest opus, “Death of a King.” Kam Williams: I have lots of questions for you from
Son of ‘Young and Restless’ star commits suicide
Monday, December 8, 2014
Multiple Emmy Award-winning actor Kristoff St. John, along with his ex-wife Mia, announced on Twitter that their 24-year-old son, Julian, committed suicide after battling mental illness. “On November 23rd Kristoff St John and I lost our beautiful son, Julian St John. Our son was the light of our lives, an artist with a beautiful mind and
Documentary chronicles life of brother hiding HIV status
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
When William Brawner was 18 months old, his single mom Linda left him in the care of a suspicious male babysitter against her better judgment while she went off to class at Howard University. Upon returning home, she found her baby so scalded by hot water that he needed numerous skin grafts and blood transfusions. Doctors didn’t buy the
Black arts org. fills a need in Triangle
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
RALEIGH – By the time she was 9 years old, arts enthusiast Sherri Holmes had visited every museum in New York City. It was that early exposure she said that helped instill in her an appreciation for the arts, a passion she now strives to introduce and foster in others throughout the region’s African-American community. In an area where there is
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