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Krazy about Kravitz
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Born Dec. 1, 1988, Zoë Isabella Kravitz is the daughter of five-time Grammy-winner Lenny Kravitz and Emmy-nominated actress Lisa Bonet. The versatile entertainer has followed in the footsteps of both of her parents, between fronting the bands Elevator Fight and Lolawolf, and an acting career that has enjoyed a meteoric rise as of late. This spring
BOOK: Life for women on the Mississippi Delta
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
DELTA JEWELS: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom By Alysia Burton Steele Center Street/Hachette Book Group, $28 HC Feeling the emotional pull to reconnect to her grandmother’s wisdom and her black heritage, award-winning photojournalist Alysia Burton Steele embarked on a personal mission to interview, photograph and document Mississippi
‘Empire’ announces guest stars for upcoming season
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Fox’s breakout hit “Empire” is set to stake an even greater claim on TV land this fall. Fox executives recently announced A-list entertainers who will guest star on the hip-hop drama’s newly-extended second season. Pop star Alicia Keys, actor-comedian Chris Rock, and singer Lenny Kravitz will take part in Season 2, Fox TV Chairman
Car Review: 2015 Kia K900
Friday, May 15, 2015
DETROIT – Eyebrows were raised when Kia announced a little more than a year ago the development of the K900. After all, the Korean automaker had just introduced the Cadenza sedan a year earlier. So why come to market with a full-size luxury sedan that seemed to be out of whack with the automaker's overall product line? At the time, Kia executives
BOOK: The women behind the coaches
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Seasoned Wives By Marilynn H. Rison iUniverse Publishing, $14.95 PB This is not the reality show version. Seasoned Wives tells a different kind of story of the push-and-pull lives women live. Mallory Lassiter struggles to keep her family stable yet stay true to her own dreams. Frequent relocations due to coaching cause her to pause, maybe even renege on
Heart to heart with Star Jones
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Star Jones is a successful attorney, author and TV personality whose confidence and uncanny ability to explain legal and social issues has landed her into the hearts and homes of millions of viewers around the world. What you may not know is that Jones also is a heart disease survivor and American Heart Association national volunteer. Jones underwent
From derailed basketball dream to blues star
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Jarekus Singleton has been making music since he was a child. But it took many more years, a serious basketball injury, and a love affair with blues music before he decided to start making music professionally. Now he's being hailed as "the next big name in the blues world" and "an invigorating influence to the blues scene." Singleton and his band will
BOOK: Fathers Forever founder shares 31 life-learned lessons
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Chat and Chew By Glen Warren Glen Warren, a community leader and founder of Fathers Forever, a Raleigh-based nonprofit organization, has authored a new book. The novel holds 31 short stories featuring a unique blend of Warren’s perspective as a single father of three, a 25-year social worker/counselor for Wake County, a religious leader and nonprofit
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