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BOOK: Time to change the conversation about racism
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
It’s Not Always Racist…But Sometimes It Is: Reshaping How We Think About Racism By Dionne Wright Poulton, Ph.D. Archway Publishing, $15.99 PB Has the hot-button issue of racism gotten out of hand in the public discourse? The incendiary work is harder to strictly define than many would think. When inaccurately applied, an accusation can muddy
Preserve the harvest for winter meals and holiday gifts
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer; you’ve run out of cabbage recipes, and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn’t resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmer’s market. So what is a gardener or shopper to do with all that produce? Since properly stored
Car Review: 2015 Hyundai Sonata
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Sonata is Hyundai’s second best-selling model, and that is by a silvery thin 2 percentage points. So whenever the Korean automaker changes the car, it is done with great care and planning. For the 2015 model year, Hyundai wants to broaden the Sonata’s customer base and bring it in line as the automaker moves
Little Miss African American Scholarship crowns a queen!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant successfully celebrated its 21st year and crowned Miyae Folkes, 12, as its new queen. Actresses Laila Ali and Meagan Good hosted, joining Dawnn Lewis who served as the mistress of ceremonies, as little misses ages 6 to 12 competed for scholarships and prizes. Pageant producer Lisa
Air Force officer wins Miss Black USA title
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Miss Black Colorado Jasmine Alexander was named Miss Black USA 2014 last week at the University of the District of Columbia Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. A distinguished panel of judges chose Alexander out of 25 contestants from across the nation. Alexander is a 26-year-old Air Force Intelligence Officer stationed at Peterson Air Force Base.
Car review: 2014 BMW X1
Saturday, August 16, 2014
DETROIT – Some of the labels put on vehicles these days are interesting. In the case of the BMW X1, they call it a sports activity vehicle, or SAV. That can mean almost anything; the reality is that the X1 is a sub-compact sport utility and a very good one. It has been on sale in the U.S. since the fall of 2012 and has done very well. One of the
BOOK: Braxton tells her story of hope and healing
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Unbreak My Heart – A Memoir By Toni Braxton It Books, $27.99 HC Toni Michele Braxton was the eldest of six siblings born in Severn, Maryland, to Evelyn and Pastor Michael Braxton. She hailed from a tight-knit, religious family whose members formed a musical group that was signed by Arista Records in the late 1980s. Their first single attracted the
Children’s tale captures Caribbean culture
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
CALLALOO: A Jazz Folktale By Marjuan Canady Illustrated by Nabeeh Bilal Smith Publicity Avoiding wicked stepmothers, cursed spinning wheels and evil witches with houses made out of junk food are things all young children learn from fairy tales. But what about a new fairy tale that teaches kids moral lessons with a dash of culture? Here to guide children
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