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Jul 22nd

Book Review: The Disilgold Way

Book Review: The Disilgold Way

Although I've attained a certain stature as a syndicated journalist, I must confess to being unable to interest a publisher in either of the two books I've completed. Despite dutifully following the suggestions delineated in Writer's Market, widely accepted as the bible of struggling authors, all I have to show for my efforts to date is a big pile of rejection letters from publishers and agents.
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Top 10 museums to visit for Black History Month

Top 10 museums to visit for Black History Month

The top 10 museums whose artifacts, memorabilia and collections bring Black History to life brim with items as varied as audio recordings of slave narratives in Cincinnati, cutting-edge art that woos collectors in Harlem, life-sized historical wax figures in Baltimore and a wreath marking the spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
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Mos Def narrates true tale of abduction and enslavement

Mos Def narrates true tale of abduction and enslavement

By Kam Williams

Prince Among Slaves is recommended because it resurrects the tale of survival of a remarkable hero who overcame incredible odds. Though shedding light on a little know chapter of African-American history, the production suffers from unconvincing acting efforts, and the subtle suggestion that Blacks who weren't kings or queens might have somehow deserved their lot.
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Book review: Something On the Side by Carl Weber

Book review: Something On the Side by Carl Weber

By Terri Schlichenmeyer

Tammy loves her life. As president of BGBC (that's Big Girl's Book Club, where the only requirement for membership is to be a size 14 or over), she presides over the once-a-month meetings where she and several other women discuss a new book, as well as one another's lives.
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Profoundly accomplished Terry Bellamy portrays Malcolm X in latest performance

Profoundly accomplished Terry Bellamy portrays Malcolm X in latest performance

By Dwight Hobbes

Terry Bellamy is one of the strongest actors to tread a Twin Cities stage and, for that matter, burns the shoes off in more than a few national names. Currently, he stars as Malcolm X in The Meeting at the History Theater. Terry Bellamy spoke on his craft and was candid about, among other things, his departure from Penumbra.
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Artist Rico Gatson explores race and identity in MCAD gallery

Artist Rico Gatson explores race and identity in MCAD gallery

Rico Gatson, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist, will explore complex issues related to identity and race in his multimedia installation at Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD) Gallery, currently on view through February 17, 2008.
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Book review: Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World by Jonah Winter Francois Roca

Book review: Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World by Jonah Winter  Francois Roca

By Terri Schlichenmeyer

There are times when hitting is okay. When you're wearing special gloves and someone watches out for safety, punching – called boxing - can make heroes. In the new book Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World by Jonah Winter & Francois Roca, you'll read about the life of a real champ.
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