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November 26, 2011

Atlanta: The New Mecca of Black Entertainment

Atlanta: The New Mecca of Black Entertainment

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    Cynthia Bailey, arguably the most glamorous of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” shivered in a sleeveless red shift, microphone in hand. It was oddly cold, but the intrepid model carried on. She had a job to do: interviewing the talent that swaggered down the red carpet for the Soul Train Awards. All along the police barriers that closed down Peachtree Street, fans screamed and elbowed one another for…

Creating Miracles During the Holidays | Black Life Coaches Network

Creating Miracles During the Holidays | Black Life Coaches Network

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    Tis the season to be jolly or is it? This may be one of the most exciting times of the year for many. However, for some it’s a time where stress levels are extremely high. Department stores are filled with people who are short-tempered, impatient, and anxiety ridden. The holiday cheer often turns to holiday blues as others think of loved ones who are no longer present or…

Drum major’s death puts black college marching bands ‘under the microscope’

Drum major’s death puts black college marching bands ‘under the microscope’

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    – Knees fly high. Hips swivel. Trombones sway. Bass drums thump. Tubas bellow. Cymbals crash. The scene – with its electrifying soundtrack – is a major draw at many historically black colleges and universities, where throngs of students turn out for marching band performances. “The bands are so entertaining that people attend these games for the halftime show. … People sit in their seats at halftime. They leave…

Tasha Smith: For Better or Worse

Tasha Smith: For Better or Worse

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    Tasha Smith—the Camden, NJ, around-the-way girl who we’ve grown to know and love as the feisty, boisterous, no nonsense Angela in Tyler Perry‘s Why Did I Get Married franchise—is unapologetically transparent about her personal struggles. From recovering from what she calls “heavy drug abuse” to her years earning money as a stripper, Smith’s ‘hood to Hollywood personal saga has not only made her relatable to so many, but…

NBA Owners and Players Reach a Tentative Deal

NBA Owners and Players Reach a Tentative Deal

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    The NBA and the Players Association have reached a tentative agreement to end the five-month old lockout and start the league’s 2011-12 season on Dec. 25.After 16 hours of negotiations Friday, the two sides reached a handshake agreement a little after 3 a.m. ET in New York. Both sides must still get a majority vote from the 29 owners and 450 players to finalize the agreement – as…

Owners And Players Trying Bring NBA Back For Christmas

Owners And Players Trying Bring NBA Back For Christmas

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    NBA owners and players met early into Saturday morning as their goal of playing games by Christmas reached the critical stage. With a renewed commitment to making a deal, the sides were still meeting close to 1:30 a.m., with the talks going past 13 hours. Commissioner David Stern has said on numerous occasions that the league would need approximately 30 days from an agreement to when games could…

Chris Brown Buys a Mansion Near Rihanna’s Home

Chris Brown Buys a Mansion Near Rihanna’s Home

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The love affair between pop superstars Rihanna and Chris Brown ended long ago, after news of Brown’s abuse towards Rihanna brutally came to light. Despite the breakup, their names have remained closely linked to each other and fans have watched as they’ve slowly begun what seems to be a quiet and private reunion of sorts. And now news has spread of the latest incident in the never-ending Chris Brown and…