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Four Decades Later, image awards still entertain and inspire

For people who love to celebrate the arts, there seems to be no end to the number of televised award programs.  But even in the now, dense field of entertainment award shows, the NAACP’s Image Awards still manages to entertain and inspire.   Last month, the organization announced its nominees for the 44th annual show set to air February 1st   on NBC.  Some of the nominees are familiar faces (Denzel Washingt ...

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Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans

The New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee will welcome the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens back to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, 2013. Super Bowl XLVII will feature brothers John and Jim Harbaugh, head coaches for the Ravens and 49ers.  This will mark the first time in NFL history that two brothers, will go head to head in a Super Bowl. In Sunday's NFC Championship game, the 49ers ...

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Ohio Players Frontman Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner Dead At 69

Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner (pictured), who was the frontman for the R&B funkmeisters of the 70′s, the Ohio Players, passed away Saturday from undisclosed causes, reports the Rolling Stone. He was 69-years-old. The oldest of 14 children, Bonner ran away as a young teen from his hometown of Hamilton, Ohio to seek fame and fortune.  As a way to survive, the young musician played the harmonica for change on s ...

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Happy 59th Birthday, Oprah!

The queen of talk, mega-mogul, and humanitarian bar none, Oprah Winfrey has been an unending source of inspiration for all.  She has graced our homes and warmed our hearts with more than 25 years of lessons and enlightenment that we’ve gathered from her shows.  And now at 59 years young, the diva is still on a mission to help us achieve our “authentic selves” and ultimately “be the change you want to see in ...

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Rapper Rick Ross target of barrage of bullets

The Miami Herald WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF Carl Bomberger and his wife Cybil, from Pennsylvnia enjoy breakfast at the Floridia diner, the site of a shoot-out early Monday. Authorities say rapper Rick Ross was the target. No one was injured. A Miami prison guard and college football player before his career path turned to gangsta rap music, Rick Ross has faced repeated criticism in the music industr ...

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Attorney General Pam Bondi and Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler Host Press Event to Discuss National Mortgage Settlement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–On Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 12:30 p.m., Attorney General Pam Bondi, Mayor Seiler and the Fort Lauderdale City Commission will host a press event to discuss the national mortgage settlement and the relief that is available to Floridians. WHO: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler and the Fort Lauderdale City Commission WHAT: Discussion of the national mortgage settlement and ...

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City of Fort Lauderdale Launches Annual Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest

Contest Open to Fort Lauderdale Students in Grades K-12   Fort Lauderdale – The City of Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, is sponsoring the Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest to celebrate Drinking Water Week, which will take place May 5-11, 2013. The City is inviting K-12 students who attend Fort Lauderdale public and private sc ...

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Black Filmmaker Wins Top Prize At Sundance Film Festival

Just one year after Ava DuVernay made history as the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Award at Sundance Film Festival for “Middle of Nowhere”, director Ryan Cooglercontinued the tradition of Black excellence by nabbing both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for his film “Fruitvale.”  According to Shadow and Act, only three other films have won both the Audience and Grand Jury Priz ...

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7 Shocking Places Flu Germs Live

By Charlotte Evans, BDO Staff Writer It may not come as a surprise that coming  into contact with cold & flu culprits are amazingly easy. Why? Because there are many common surfaces that we all touch, but that very few really stop to think about. For example, did you know that the warm, wet inside of a sponge is prime habitat for bacteria to grow? The National Sanitation Foundation at the University of ...

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