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CHLOE X HALLE: GRAMMY NOMINATED SISTER ACT AND ‘GROWN-ISH’ STARS FEATURED ON FIRST ESSENCE DIGITAL COVER

(New York, NY) — ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, announces its first-ever digital cover. It was announced today by ESSENCE Chief Content Officer MoAna Luu. The inaugural cover, featuring Grammy-nominated sister act and Grown-ish stars Chloe x Halle, launches on Wednesday, February 6th. The launch follows the musical duo’s outstanding Super Bowl LIII performance of America the Beautiful (scroll down …

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2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo partners with local health care providers to offer FREE health screenings

DALLAS, TX – Today, the 2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo announced it has partnered with Parkland Health & Hospital System, Methodist Health System and Dallas County Health & Human Services, to offer free blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and STD screenings, respectively, as well as mammograms on-site at this year’s event. The expo, which is presented in conjunction with …

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Author seeks to inspire church people to live well

By Marissa Wells In “Why are Church Folk Poor: Elevate Your Thoughts & Exercise Your Faith to Live an Abundant Life,” Christian author Raykel Tolson gives readers an easy to read reference of how to examine their relationship with money. Raykel Tolson The book challenges readers to elevate their minds, put feet to their faith and to live life abundantly. …

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: New Earth offers new hope to teens seeking a brighter future

By Angela Nicole Parker For Harry Grammer, founder and president of New Earth, working with system-entangled youth is not just a job, but a calling. In fact, New Earth has “freed” thousands of homeless, foster and juvenile justice system youth, ages 13-25, through programs that ensure they are formally free of system involvement, regularly housed, employable, educationally advanced and emotionally …

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COMPUTER SCIENCE PH.D/PROFESSOR HELPS BLACK WOMEN BECOME UNAPOLOGETICALLY DOPE IN TECH

Charlotte, NC  — Black women and girls, who are grossly underrepresented in tech degrees and careers, now have a blueprint for successfully navigating the field. In Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field, Dr. Nicki Washington provides candid advice on not only excelling in this diversity-starved field, but also remaining one’s most authentic self …

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BOOK REVIEW REVISITED: ‘THE LIFE OF ARETHA FRANKLIN: RESPECT’

        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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DAMIEN SNEED JOINS THE STAFF OF THE HOUSTON GRAND OPERA

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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