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The African-American Criminal Justice Guide

The African-American Criminal Justice Guide

Photo of Author John Elmore courtesy of Kam Williams

Book Review by Kam Williams

“As a defense attorney, I spend a lot of time counseling young African-American men and women about making better lives for themselves… It hurts me to see so many of our young… going to jail instead of college.

Many go to jail having been wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit. Others will go to jail because of a lack of economic opportunities; and others go to jail simply because they did not have someone to show them a better way.

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Revealing biopic chronicles personal life and musical career of revered reggae icon

Revealing biopic chronicles personal life and musical career of revered reggae icon

Film Review

When most people think of Bob Marley, what probably comes to mind is reggae, Jamaica and marijuana. But how did a street urchin raised by a teen-mom in a country shack with no electricity manage to become a beloved icon admired all over the world?

That little-known side of Bob’s life story is the subject of Marley, an intimate biopic produced by his son, Ziggy, and directed by Scotsman Kevin Macdonald. Because of the participation in the project of so many relatives, friends and colleagues, the picture paints a fascinating portrait which fully fleshes out its subject, thereby resisting the temptation of merely placing him on a pedestal.

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Blacklash: How Obama and the Left Are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation book review

Blacklash: How Obama and the Left Are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation book review

“There is this strange notion that because I am Black I should agree with all Black people… I don’t like Obama because he’s doing a horrible job…President Barack Obama’s administration has advanced policies that are taking the country backward and his spending habits are out of control…
I also don’t like the way some of the old-school Black leaders have created and perpetuated a message of victimization among their Black constituents… almost everything I was exposed to growing up was wrong... Reverend Sharpton’s and Jackson’s messages of bias, prejudice, victimization, and the need for special treatment…”
-- Excerpted from the Introduction

    Deneen Borelli is an African-American conservative whose message of limited government has made her very popular with the Tea Party movement. Lately, she’s been a frequent guest on such Fox News Network shows as Fox & Friends, Geraldo Rivera, Sean Hannity and Neil Cavuto, to name a few.

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Steve at ease

Steve at ease

Steve Harvey
The Think Like a Man Interview

Born in Welch, West Virginia on January 17, 1956, Steve Harvey is a media conglomerate personified whose career began doing stand-up in the mid-1980s. His success as a comedian eventually led to a long stint as host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo, multiple TV shows and movies, assorted acting roles, and to hosting, writing and producing.

Steve starred on the big screen in such movies as Love Don’t Cost a Thing, You Got Served, Johnson Family Vacation and Madea Goes to Jail. This year, he’s celebrating his 12th year as longtime host of BET’s Celebration of Gospel.

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Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation's National Spokesperson wins awards

 Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation's National Spokesperson wins awards

La Trycee Fowler, National Spokesperson for the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF), won two awards for her entry at the 2012 LAWebFestival held on April 6-8, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.

La Trycee’s web series entitled “Hope” focuses on a family's struggles to maintain their individual lives, while trying to learn how to love each other.  It is told through the eyes of a young girl “Hope”.

The web series was created, directed, and executive produced by La Trycee.  The web drama won in two categories – Outstanding Ensemble Cast and Outstanding Drama Series. The web series is available for viewing at: www.youtube.com/TruelyDrivenT.

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Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show at Target Center

Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show at Target Center

The acrobatic masterpiece, Cirque du Soleil, touched down in Minnesota with a tribute show to the late great Michael Jackson, in a tour titled The Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour which was showcased at the Target Center last month March 27 – 28.

Unlike other Cirque shows this was truly one of the most unique presentations to. If you get a chance to catch this wave either in its Las Vegas run or in one of the many cities it touches down in across the United States, expect the unexpected; you’re looking at a whole new kind of Cirque.  And if you go in thinking that way, well then you’re sure to like it, especially if you’re a Michael Jackson fan.

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The Sounds Of Blackness releases new video “Testify”

The Sounds Of Blackness, Twin Cities-based winners of a 2012 NAACP Award in the category of Outstanding World Music Album for their current self-titled CD project, this week released a brand new video, “Testify” on YouTube.

The Sounds of Blackness have been bringing hope and inspiration to people through its music globally for the past four decades. The group has awed audiences on five continents with the depth and breadth of its artistry, covering all forms of African-American music from gospel and soul to jazz, R&B, reggae, hip-hop, rock and blues, to ragtime, field hollers, work songs and traditional spirituals. As Sounds of Blackness celebrates 40 years of music and inspiration, the group offers a superb self-titled 15-track CD that is a dazzling showcase for its all-encompassing musicality.

Watch the new video “Testify”

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