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The Music Center Celebrates Ailey’s 60th Anniversary

By The Precinct Reporter News The Music Center welcomes one of America’s most popular dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, back to Los Angeles with the dance company’s 60th anniversary celebration tour at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through April 7. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s remarkable dancers – including Danica Paulos of Huntington Beach and Rehearsal Director and Guest Artist Matthew Rushing of …

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PAUL LAMAR HUNTER BECOMES THE FIRST AND ONLY OF 21 CHILDREN IN HIS FAMILY TO GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE

*Paul Lamar Hunter was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1970, the 19th of 21 natural children born to James and Louise Hunter. His childhood experiences included poverty, neglect, and tragedy. After the deaths of his father and brother Louise focused her energy on the homeless shelter she founded. Though the shelter was meant to be a stabilizing influence for her family …

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What is the significance of Friday prayers in Islam?

By Rose S. Aslan, California Lutheran University Following the terror attack on two New Zealand mosques last week, many Muslim communities across the world gathered as usual for their most important weekly ritual – Friday prayers. In the past few years, Muslims have been attacked and killed while praying, many times on a Friday. Worshippers have been targeted in countries such as Nigeria, Pakistan, Egypt, Afghanistan, Saudi …

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‘Poverty Scholarship,’ THE book to read if you care about poverty

By Cecilia Cissell Lucas As a professor with UC Berkeley’s Global Poverty and Practice Program, this is the book I have been waiting for, and that I want all of my students to read. I am so grateful for the effort that has gone into the writing and publishing of this essential book. In programs like the one in which …

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THE PULSE OF ENTERTAINMENT: SMOOTH JAZZ PIANIST KEIKO MATSUI GIVES LOVE AND LIGHT ON ‘ECHO’

By  Eunice Mosley *World renowned Smooth Jazz pianist Keiko Matsui releases another Shanachie Entertainment project called “Echo,” where the Japanese icon gives love and light via the piano. Keiko released the “Echo” project on February 22, 2019 with a CD release party at The Rose in Pasadena, California and a debut at #2 on iTunes. “I’d been touring so much so last …

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Wendy Williams reveals how cocaine addiction continues to destroy her life

By A.R. Shaw Wendy Williams revealed details about her personal battles with drug addiction during an episode of the “Wendy Williams Show.” Near the end of her daily one-hour show, Williams, 54, stood in the audience and spoke directly into the camera about her issues with cocaine and how she’s seeking help. A.R. Shaw “I have been living in a sober …

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Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, Two New Black-Centric Networks

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia During a star-studded evening complete with a Red Carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Comcast formally announced the addition of two television networks that highlights the company’s commitment to diversity. TV One’s Cleo TV and Afrotainment’s Afro are the latest independent channels to receive broad distribution on Comcast’s cable systems. …

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PREVENTING IDENTITY THEFT (A REMINDER)!

By Larry S. Buford Jesus! There is so much identity theft taking place these days.  According to two recent studies, about seven million people became victims of identity theft over a 12-month period. That calculates to 19,178 per day, 799 per hour, and 13 per minute! It is also reported that it takes victims an average of 600 hours to recover from this …

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NEW BLACK WOMAN-OWNED LINE OF DOLLS WITH TRENDY FASHIONS

Philadelphia, PA — A line of fashion dolls arrives on the scene, stunning, curvaceous, and impeccably dressed. What are they called? Beautiful Blessings. Since 2016, a growing number of girls, young women, and doll collectors are embracing these exquisite dolls with realistic proportions, designed and produced by Raveen James. The Beautiful Blessings Doll Companyhas now launched the doll’s full wardrobe, a collection …

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Faith-based groups need to do more to help ex-offenders with second chances

By Ameera Steward The faith-based community must speak with one voice in creating second chances for people released from prison, a group of panelists said during a discussion this month at the Church at Brook Hills. The Prison Fellowship and Offender Alumni Association of Alabama hosted the event, “Unlocking Second Chances” and talked about the significance of second chances and …

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