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Alice Walker: Hometown Celebrates Literary Legend’s 75th Birthday

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Alice Walker, one of the premiere writers of the 20th Century, was honored in July by her hometown of Eatonton, GA for her 75th Birthday (Alice Walker 75). Hundreds of people flocked from all over the country to Walker’s birthplace to celebrate the birthday of the Pulitzer Prize winning author. …

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OP-ED: Black Women Taking on the Fight Against Diabetes

By Linda Goler Blount, MPH, President and CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative The cost of insulin is skyrocketing and people—especially Black women—are dying because they cannot afford or don’t have access to vital medication. There is not enough being done to lower the prices of prescription medications that could mean life or death for so many African Americans that depend …

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Math Skills and Black Culture Come Together at CBAC

By Imani Sumbi Like many parents, Pastor James Thomas of the Living Word Community Church, and his wife, Mona, aimed to place their children in a private school with the expectation that they would receive an exceptional education, and have the best chance possible of thriving in college. But once their children were enrolled in a private school, the Thomases …

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T.D. Jakes’ daughter releases second book on overcoming obstacles

By The Florida Courier Following in the footsteps of her father, New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes, Cora Jakes Coleman has once again added author to her list of accomplished professional titles. Already a preacher, spiritual advisor to numerous celebrities and director of the Children’s Ministry at The Potter’s House Church of Dallas, Coleman shares her personal journey with …

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My 7 Proverbs for Exponential Growth

The month of July is an ideal time of the year for reflection, and if needed, course correction. Today I decided that I needed to enact a mid-year review of key areas where growth is needed and to look at my pursuit toward self-development; Spiritually, Financially, and Intellectually. Right now, if I am honest with myself, I’ll say Spiritually I am getting there, …

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Nigerian star Yemi Alade becomes Africa’s first female musician to hit 1m YouTube subscribers

By Adom Tabbey-Botchwey Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade has made history as the first African female artist to hit one million subscribers on video streaming platform, YouTube.This comes months after the award-winning singer became the second Nigerian artist to hit hundred million views on YouTube for the song, ‘Johnny.’ “God is the GREATEST, started this journey six years ago. Thanks to …

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JULY’S STRONG BLACK LEADS ON NETFLIX

*Kick off your Independence Days with Netflix!Here’s what’s new, Black and on Netflix this month: July 1st – 1996s “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” starring, directed and co-written by Martin Lawrence. The cast includes also Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Bobby Brown and Della Reese. July 4th – “Stranger Things 3.“ It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new …

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Birmingham’s Perspective on Religious Divides

By Ameera Steward Blacks and whites from around the metro area gathered for a conversation on race and religion at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on Monday during the “Bridging Religious Divides: A Local Perspective from Birmingham” event held by the Aspen Institute Inclusive America Project and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB). The program director for the Aspen Institute, …

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Ford Theatres presents Meshell Ndegeocello

By Precinct Reporter News Ford Theatres presents visionary vocalist and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello who performs songs from her GRAMMY®-nominated album Ventriloquism, as well as a selection of her favorites, on Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 pm as part of its IGNITE @ the FORD! series. Musically, Ventriloquism has the hallmarks of all of Ndegeocello’s work — lush and investigative, subversive and sublime. As always, she pays tribute …

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THE PULSE OF ENTERTAINMENT: THE 28TH NAACP THEATRE AWARDS CONTINUES TO HONOR ARTISTIC CREATIVITY

By Eunice Moseley Loni Love (“The Real”) hosted the 28th NAACP Theatre Awards, held recently at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, where artistic creativity was honored with a red carpeted event. Aside from awarding actors, actresses, directors, costumes designers, choreographers, producers, lighting technicians, stage designers, sound engineers and playwrights of the theatrical arena the NAACP Theatre Awards gave special honors to Academy …

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