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How does God want us to deal with racism?

How does God want us to deal with racism?
In his new book “The Truth about Racism, Its Origins, Legacy and How God Wants Us To Deal With It,” Dr. Philip Asante sets out to uncover the truth about racism by providing a scientifically-supporte

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Memphis makes room for comedy

Memphis makes room for comedy
If there was ever a void in Memphis when it comes to comedy, it doesn’t exist anymore. No more waiting for the occasional comedy show to come to the Orpheum or Cannon Center. Big laughs can now be found in Memphis as often as “weekly”. 
 
Perignon’s Restaurant & Lounge, located at 2818 Coleman Road, has been very successful with “J. Young Presents Saturday Night Laughs,” which commands quite a following every first Saturday of each month.
 
Jason Young, Saturday Night Laughs promoter, wanted a night that couples could prepare in advance for and serve as a date night for married couples. “I would love for SNL to be that event where people reconnect their lives to laughter with one another because it's good for the soul.”

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‘Scandal’ and ‘Orange’ is the New Black’ snag Emmy nominations

‘Scandal’ and ‘Orange’ is the New Black’ snag Emmy nominations
Joe Morton, better known as the infamous “Papa Pope” on TV’s hit series “Scandal,” has secured a nomination for this year’s round of Emmy Awards. Thursday’s eagerly awaited reveal of the list of nominees was a huge nod to “Game of Thrones,” which secured 19 nominations, followed closely by “Fargo” (18) and “American Horror Story: Coven (17)”.
 
“Scandal” received only two nominations in addition to Morton’s, with Kerry Washington vying for best actress in a drama series and Kate Burton contending for best guest actress.

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‘The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery’

‘The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery’
 
 
I flunked out of high school before recovering sufficiently to not only get a diploma but to subsequently earn degrees from three different Ivy League institutions and a top law school to boot. I rarely ever mention that speed bump I hit in the 9th grade, since I think of it as an embarrassing blemish on an otherwise-stellar academic record.
 
 
But I suspect that Sarah Lewis would have me celebrate that temporary setback as a necessary step on the road to success. For, she sees failure as a much-maligned blessing, given how many of humanity’s greatest achievements “from Nobel Prize-winning discoveries to entrepreneurial inventions and works in the arts” followed initial attempts that fell short of the mark.

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20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival largest ever with more than 550,000 attendees

20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival largest ever with more than 550,000 attendees
(PRNewswire) – The 20th annual ESSENCE Festival attracted a record-breaking 550,000 attendees from around the world to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, earning the distinction of being the largest gathering in the event’s history.
 
Touted as one of the country's biggest live events, the ESSENCE Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary July 3-6 with 20 stages of programming. The annual 4-day event features entertainment, empowerment, and cultural experiences during the day and the world's best performers each night.
 
More than 80 performing artists – including some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry such as Prince, Mary J. Blige, and Lionel Richie – performed at the event’s nighttime concerts and over 150 speakers – including Robin Roberts, Alicia Keys, Steve Harvey and the Rev. Al Sharpton – participated as part of the Festival’s daytime experience.

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#PURPLESSENCE: Prince at the 20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival

#PURPLESSENCE: Prince at the 20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival
His Purple Highness reigned over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday night, giving the ESSENCE audience nearly three hours of non-stop classics. 
 
Guests Trombone Shorty and British singer Lianne La Havas joined for a song, and the New Power Generation horn section keeping every song electrified. Add to that the Prince/ESSENCE/#YESWECODE Hackathon and you get the full Prince #PURPLESSENCE experience. 

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‘The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes’

‘The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes’
 
Aaron Jordan Jr. is on a mission to touch one million people’s lives through his book, “The Power Within, a Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes.” A self-help relationship author, coach and motivational speaker, the book, he said, was written to enrich women and empower men in relationships.
 
With books on hand, Jordan will be in attendance at the TFC Media Studio at 2988 Old Austin Peay on Sunday (July 13th) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. He will be available to answer questions and autograph copies of his book.

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