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        By Larry S. Buford With the release of the almost 50-year-old documentary of Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” album recorded in Los Angeles at gospel giant James Cleveland’s church , here’s a book review I wrote four years ago, “The Life of Aretha Franklin” by David Ritz. I highly recommend the book for all Aretha fans. It’s very insightful! …

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Black Press of America On National Alert in Wake of Domestic Terrorism

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Working closely with law enforcement professionals in several states, the FBI announced the arrest of former pizza delivery driver, Cesar Sayoc. Sayoc, a White American male from Aventura, Florida, has been charged with five Federal crimes, including mailing an incendiary device and threatening a former president. Sayoc was arrested at an auto …

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HouseTalk: To Make Your Bed or Not to Make Your Bed?

I personally prefer to make my bed before leaving the house for the day.  Well, it is a habit and partly because being from a large family, it was my mother’s rule.  With several children in one room, whether your bed was the twin bunk bed or a portion of the full bed, when you got outta the bed you …

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Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison, Files Notice of Appeal

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor @StacyBrownMedia Bill Cosby arrived at the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania courthouse in a black SUV surrounded by his publicists and attorneys. He left in a prison van, escorted by sheriff’s deputies. His lawyers immediately filed a notice of appeal. Judge Steven T. O’Neill sentenced the fallen comic to as many as 10 years in …

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Multi-genre recording artist Damien Sneed, a Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient, joins the acclaimed staff of the Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) as Music Director and Composer in Residence. As such, Sneed will work on new commission projects, compose a new work for HGOco, and serve as cover conductor for HGO mainstage productions under Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director. Sneed says he’s thrilled …

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Jonetha Jomae Scott produces Delivered Forgiven Redeemed August 25th

The multi-talented owner of Jomae Productions is Jonetha Jomae Scott, an award-winning writer, director and producer of film and stage.  She is also a self-published author. Prior to producing for herself, Jomae was a ghostwriter for some of the stage and film industry’s best such as producer Snoop Robinson.  Jonetha is also a motivational speaker and works diligently on several annual …

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Award Winning Authors Appearing at TULISOMA

The 15th Tulisoma:  South Dallas Book Fair returns August 24-25, 2018 at The African American Museum in Fair Park.  The Fair kicks off with the Sutton E. Griggs Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner on Friday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. Dinner tickets are $50 each. The Griggs Award Dinner will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm. at …

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2018 NNPA Lifetime Legacy Award Winner Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Pushes for Federal Anti-Lynching Law

By Jeffrey L. Boney (NNPA Newswire Political Analyst) If history has proven one thing, it’s that when Reverend Jesse L. Jackson speaks, the nation tends to always listen. Rev. Jackson continues to use his voice to speak on an atrocity that has plagued Black people for decades—the horrific act of lynching. While in town to receive the 2018 Lifetime Legacy …

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