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Apr 24th

Kenna Sarge & Voice of Culture: Reclaiming, reviving tradition

Voice of Culture, a new dance company founded by dance instructor Kenna Sarge, is in the makings of bringing our traditions and roots back to the world of dance as it prepares the Twin Cities for its artistic awakening. Sarge, a trained instructor and a true mother of culture, hosts V.O.C, a youth percussionist dance group, that's theme is centered on exposing West African Dance and traditional drumming.
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No opening night jitters for newest star in Carter family

At age ten, Ward already displays a level of self-confidence equal to other members of the esteemed Carter family. Following in the footsteps of grandmother Toni Carter and uncle Melvin Carter III and other family members, this Crossroads Elementary fourth-grader is showing she, too, has acting talent.
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Book review: “The Ballad of Blind Tom” by Deirdre O’Connell

Book review: “The Ballad of Blind Tom” by Deirdre O’ConnellHave you ever had a brainworm?

It sounds like something you’d see a doctor for, but it’s benign. A brainworm is a song you just cannot get out of your head.

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Book review: “Freedom by Any Means” by Betty DeRamus

Book review: “Freedom by Any Means” by Betty DeRamusDid you ever want something so badly that you couldn’t think of anything else until you got it?

Maybe it was a vacation you’d been saving for and planning for and couldn’t quite believe you were going to get until you boarded the plane. Perhaps it was a bike or sneakers, a car, job, or house.

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AKA Sorority program delivers global impact

Inspired by its century of service and mission to empower communities worldwide, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is partnering with CARE to advance the movement to end global poverty. The nation’s largest and oldest sorority has made A Powerful Noise Live its official event for International Women’s Day.
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Review: 32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business

“While I spent 14 years in the NBA playing basketball, I always had bigger dreams of building a business empire… It was not an easy transition, however. I stumbled now and then as I began… More than a few skeptics told me that I was wrong to focus on underserved urban communities… They were wrong. Where they saw only problems, I created abundant opportunities. Today, Magic Johnson Enterprises is a multimillion dollar company.
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Djimon Hounsou: The Push Interview

Djimon Hounsou: The Push Interview
During an interview with me last year, Djimon Hounsou prematurely broke the news that he planned to pop the question to his girlfriend, Kimora Lee Simmons. The casual comment might have landed the Benin-born actor in a little hot water because the model-turned-fashion magnate wasn’t yet divorced from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. That might explain why Djimon remained button-lipped about the rumor currently circulating in the tabloids that Kimora is now expecting their first child.

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