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Expo pitches natural-hair life as a way of healthy living

Expo pitches natural-hair life as a way of healthy living

Big chop. Pre-poo. Protective styles. To the average person, these words may not mean much. But to a natural, these words are a way of life – the natural-hair life.

Women, men and children from across

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  • Written by Nicole R. Harris/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/02/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/02/2013

For movies opening Aug. 2, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"2 Guns" (R for profanity, brief nudity and pervasive violence) Espionage thriller about a DEA Agent (Denzel Washington) and a Naval Intelligence Officer (Mark Wahlberg) tricked into mistrusting each other while infiltrating a drug cartel. With Paula Patton, James Marsden, Bill Paxton and Fred Ward.

"The Smurfs 2" (PG for rude humor and action sequences) Animated sequels finds Papa (Jonathan Winters), Clumsy (Anton Yelchin), Grouchy (George Lopez) and Vanity Smurf (John Oliver) teaming up with a couple of human pals (Jayma Mays and Neil Patrick Harris) to rescue Smurfette (Katy Perry) from the clutches of an evil wizard (Hank Azaria). Voice cast includes Jimmy Kimmel, Shaquille O'Neal, Jeff Foxworthy, Fred Armisen, Christina Ricci and J.B. Smoove.

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‘Drug policy rather than drugs is the main problem’

‘Drug policy rather than drugs is the main problem’

Judging by Dr. Carl Hart's background, it's a little surprising he ever made it out of the "hood, let alone became one of the nation's leading neuroscientists. After all, he grew up in a rough area of Miami, Fla., where as a teenager he roamed the streets as a gun-toting, drug dealer.

Only after entering the military did he come to appreciate the value of an education, and eventually earn his BS, MS and PhD degrees. Today, he teaches at Columbia University where his work in pharmacology has uncovered some rather startling statistics, such as "85% of drug users aren't addicted," "the War on Drugs has "had no effect on daily use of marijuana, heroin or any type of cocaine," and "around half of all people with drug addictions are employed full-time and many never commit crimes..."

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Dying ‘Simpsons’ co-creator giving away fortune

Dying ‘Simpsons’ co-creator giving away fortune

Getting news that you've been diagnosed with a terminal disease is something we all hope we never have to face. But, as some say, we can't always choose our circumstances.

But we can always choose how we react, no matter how negative the news is.

Sam Simon, who made his fortune developing shows such as "The Simpsons" and "The George Carlin Show," has decided to react to a terminal cancer diagnosis the way he always has to everything else: by giving.

When Simon was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer and given a few months to live, he announced in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he would donate his fortune to various charities. And how much is it worth? Simon confesses that's he not sure, but an appropriate description would probably be "a lot."

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Morris Day and The Time

Morris Day and The Time

WHAT'S HAPPENING MYRON? If you're willing to take a short road trip down Highway 61 this weekend, you might find it worth your while. Morris Day and The Time – one of the greatest party bands – will be in concert at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lula, Miss. on this Saturday night.

If you haven't gone to a party and danced off of either "The Bird" or "Jungle Love" you have been attending the wrong functions. These guys have always been at the center of popular party music...and it never gets old.

Also, aren't these guys the reason why you can never watch "Purple Rain" too many times?

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Amanda Berry hits stage with Nelly at concert

Amanda Berry hits stage with Nelly at concert

(CNN) – One of the three women held captive for nearly a decade in a Cleveland, Ohio, home, made a public appearance Saturday at a concert.

Amanda Berry, along with members of her family, got onstage, surprising concertgoers at the daylong music festival Roverfest. Berry didn't speak onstage, but she smiled and waved to the crowd.

"I told her she had a little bit of time to make up on the partying and you guys would help her out tonight," radio personality Shane "Roker" French told concertgoers.

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  • Written by Kamal Wallace/HLNtv.com

Kanye West starts music program in Chicago

Kanye West starts music program in Chicago

Kanye West is arguably the biggest music star to have ever come out of Chicago, but sometimes people forget about his roots in the Second City. West himself has made it no easier for fans to remember, rapping almost exclusively about trips to Paris and other worldwide travels, but recently he made a grand gesture toward his hometown, reminding all of us he hasn't forgotten where he comes from.

According to VIBE, West has started a music program called Got Bars. The program will be launched through West's nonprofit organization Donda House and teach music writing and production.

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  • Written by Jozen Cummings/The Root

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