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Contest Celebrates Sisterhood and 1st Anniversary of “Sisters from AARP” Newsletter with a Sam Fine Makeover Prize

WASHINGTON, DC—Sisters from AARP,(SM) a digital newsletter celebrating Gen-X and Baby Boomer African American women, today announced its “Sisterhood is Beautiful” contest, in which subscribers submit stories describing the moment that transformed a friend into a cherished sister-friend. The top essay will win a girls’ trip to New York City inspired by the beauty of that friendship and a Nov. 15 makeover …

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Black-Owned Custom LEGO® Subscription Box Aims to Create Global Citizens and Develop Engineering Skills

Seattle, WA — Real Life Bricks, a company created to fill the LEGO® toy diversity gap, is set to offer their Real Life Bricks Playbox – a custom, monthly LEGO® subscription box designed to reflect the diversity of the real world with African American mini-figures. The box will also facilitate social-emotional learning and cultivate engineering skills. In 2018, as a response to LEGO® …

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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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