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Oct 22nd

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.

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.


Youth Performance Company Presents LITTLE ROCK, 1957

Little Rock, 1957 is about a time in our history which some wish to forget, but none can ignore. This compelling and emotional drama returns students to 1957 when tensions run high as Little Rock Central High School faces a federal mandate to integrate. Written by EJ McGuire and music by Kahlil Queen, the show runs Friday, Feb. 13 – Sunday, March 1, 2009 at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis.

Book review: “Freedom Song” by Mary C. Turck

How many songs do you know?

You’ve probably been able to sing your ABCs since you were two years old. “Jingle Bells” has been one of your favorites since you were five. You learned “Billie Jean” and “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” in first grade.


The stars come out to pay tribute to Patti LaBelle

An all-star line-up of performers and presenters showed up Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of UNCF’s annual television special, An Evening of Stars®. Patti LaBelle, who was presented with the organization’s prestigious Award of Excellence, was praised for her artistry and her longtime commitment to UNCF. An Evening of Stars® (AEOS)

Sit-Dram asks: Can one-night stand lead to love between strangers?

It’s understandable that Joanne (Tracey Heggins) and Micah (Wyatt Cenac) are a little awkward when they wake up together in the same bed the morning after an alcohol-fueled one-night stand. First of all, the strangers got so hot and bothered that they spent a night in a room right at the party where they had just met. Furthermore, they never even got around to exchanging names before exchanging bodily fluids.

Gangsta’ documentary graphically recounts history of L.A. turf war

How many young lives would you guess have been claimed in gang-related warfare in Los Angeles over the past four decades? 100? 200? 500? Try 15,000 and counting. What makes a poor kid pick up a gun and shoot another poor kid for something as seemingly meaningless as a pair of sneakers or for passing through his neighborhood?

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