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Former Ike Turner saxman Mekiel Reuben drops new CD: Cookin in East LA

Former Ike Turner saxman Mekiel Reuben drops new CD: Cookin in East LALos Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) - Mekiel Reuben former saxman with legendary R&B icon Ike Turner debuts his 5th solo CD Cookin In East L A, and is available worldwide at Amazon.com and CDbaby.com. Mekiel has turned up the heat with his much anticipated return by doing a silky smooth arrangement of the "Kool and The Gang" mega hit "Too Hot", which is already stirring up much attention at the most popular social networking sites.
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Book review: Take Back Your Family:How to Raise Respectful and Loving Kids in a Dysfunctional World

Book review: Take Back Your Family:How to Raise Respectful and Loving Kids in a Dysfunctional World“If this book can serve any purpose in your life, hopefully it will be as a reminder that there’s truly nothing out there that you can’t take your family back from. Drugs aren’t that strong. Drinking isn’t that strong. The TV isn’t that strong. The video games aren’t that strong.
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Book review: Slavery: Real People and Their Stories of Enslavement

Book review: Slavery: Real People and Their Stories of Enslavement
Every night after dinner, you have chores to do.

Most Saturdays, if you’re not already busy, you’ve got more chores. Maybe your allowance is even tied to doing things around the house or helping out. Room cleaned, garbage out, do the dishes, help Mom, help Dad, it never ends.

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Bio-pic starring Jamie Foxx as homeless savant arrives on DVD

 Bio-pic starring Jamie Foxx as homeless savant arrives on DVD Despite being raised in the ‘hood by a single-mom, child prodigy Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx) exhibited such promise on the cello that by the time he graduated from high school in 1970 he had earned a scholarship to Juilliard.  But unlike his classmates such as Yo-Yo Ma, Nathaniel would never get a chance to realize his full potential, because during his sophomore year he began exhibiting symptoms of the schizophrenia which would derail his dream of a career in classical music.
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G for Glamorous Niecy!

G for Glamorous Niecy!Niecy Nash was born Carol Denise Ensley in Palmdale, California on February 23, 1970. She developed an interest in show business at a very early age after seeing the fabulous Lola Falana on TV. But she first earned a B.A. at California State University before embarking on a career in Hollywood, starting out as a standup comic.
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Dr. Gates gets honest about Abe

Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr. was born in Piedmont, West Virginia on September 16, 1950 to Henry, Sr. and Pauline Coleman. Today, he is a world-renowned scholar and educator and the Alphonse Fletcher Professor at Harvard University.
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Book review: Renegade: The Making of a President

Book review: Renegade: The Making of a President“This is the making of a president, witnessed from a front-row seat, as it unfolded from its first day to its last. With the help of more than a dozen one-on-one interviews with the candidate and then president—as well as scores of sessions with his trusted aides, friends and family—this account is an attempt to translate the enigma of Barack Obama, to answer the questions of who he is and what ay behind his rise from freshman senator to forty-fourth president of the United States of America.”
-  Excerpted from Chapter One, “Change” (pages 5-6)

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