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Star trio to launch black college tour
Monday, July 27, 2015
ATLANTA – HBCU Direct, a marketing collective specializing in HBCU relations, has formed a multi-faceted partnership with Magic Johnson Enterprises, former NBA superstar Tracy “T-Mac” McGrady and hip-hop celebrity 2 Chainz to build awareness of HBCUs and increase overall enrollment. The first effort of the strategic alliance is the
 
Bobbi Kristina Brown dies
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Following a tragedy that echoed the death of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown has died. She was 22. The Houston family announced the news via a statement from their rep. “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family,” the statement said. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to
 
Film Review: Lila & Eve
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
“When our child is killed, we feel guilt. We feel like failures,” said the leader of a women’s group devoted to mothers whose children have been murdered. “Get to acceptance, so you can get on with life.” Those words of comfort and guidance are lost on Lila (Oscar-nominee Viola Davis) in this oddly affecting, but always
 
BOOK: Black men's stories climb on best-seller list
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding By Ben Jealous and Trabian Shorters Singer John Legend describes how the death of his maternal grandmother changed his life when he was 10 years old. Venture capitalist Stephen DeBerry discusses being part of the first all-black mountain climbing team to reach the top of Denali. Author/activist
 
Movie Review: Tap World
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
At one point in this sweet gem of a documentary, two tap dancers from different parts of the world define the joy and philosophy of tap dancing: “Dance to express, not to impress,” Chloe Arnold of the U.S. said. “I dance, therefore I am,” Arthur Benhamou of Paris stated. Those basic acknowledgments are probably why tap dancing,
 
Car Review: 2016 Nissan Maxima
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
PLYMOUTH, Mich. – You’ve got to give Nissan credit. The automaker has always been a little bit different; intrepid when it comes to going places where no others dare. This time the variance involved its flagship sedan, the Maxima, and how the company has incorporated its new futuristic design language into the car. In a phrase, you’re
 
BOOK: 3 characters try to start over
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
ONLY THE STRONG: An American Novel By Jabari Asim Agate Publishing, $15 PB Moved by the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., professional leg-breaker Lorenzo “Guts” Tolliver realizes that violence may not be the first or best option. He asks his boss and local kingpin, Ananias Goode, if he can step down as the muscle in favor of a quieter
 
BOOK: Guide takes confusion out of college
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Bridging the Gap: A Simple Guide to College By Chelsea L. Dixon Smith Publicity In this increasingly technological world, more jobs require applicants to have diverse skill sets that are not available solely with a high school diploma. According to the Pew Research Center, college graduates ages 25 to 32 who work full time earn $17,500 more per year than
 

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Star trio to launch black college tour

ATLANTA – HBCU Direct, a marketing collective specializing in HBCU relations, has formed a

Bobbi Kristina Brown dies

Following a tragedy that echoed the death of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown

Cops coach football, build bridges in Watts

Where the Watts riots once erupted, LAPD officers use football to build bridges and battle