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Young caregivers defer dreams to accept responsibility

Joyce is a happy woman with two teenage daughters. When she arrived home the other day, everything seemed to be in place for this single mother and her loving daughters. With two jobs and a fulfilling life, Joyce was living her version of an "American dream."

That dream, however, was deferred after her daughters responded to a loud thump that seemed to come from the bathroom.

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Women in Business: Making their presence known

Biz-Oprah WinfreyThis month, we salute women in business by looking at models of success

on the national and local levels.

Oprah Winfrey, OWN

No conversation regarding women in business is complete without referencing Oprah. This year alone, we have watched her launch not a new show or movie, but a new network called OWN. If there was ever a role model of what to do in business, she has created the plan book.

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Alex Cross: Tyler Perry’s evolution

I never thought I would ever say these words, but I actually can't wait until next week for the opening of the new Tyler Perry movie. Really!

Although I have long admired Perry and his work, I've never been a big fan of "Madea," the stage play or the movie version.

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Viola Davis: The ‘Won’t Back Down’ interview

WBD-Viola DavisViola Davis was born on Aug. 11, 1965 on her grandmother's farm in St. Matthews, S. Car., but raised by her parents in Central Falls, R.I. After earning a degree in theater from Rhode Island College in 1988, she did post-graduate work at the prestigious Juilliard School prior to embarking on a critically-acclaimed professional career. Here, she talks about her new film, "Won't Back Down," a female empowerment saga, where she plays Nona Alberts, a jaded teacher who joins forces with a frustrated single-mom (Maggie Gyllenhaal) to turn around an underperforming public school.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 10/11/2012

For movies opening October 12, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

“Argo” (R for profanity and violent images) Ben Affleck directed and stars in this fact-based espionage thriller, set in Teheran during the Iranian Revolution, revolving around a CIA exfiltration specialist who hatches a plan to rescue a half-dozen American diplomats hiding at the home of the Canadian ambassador (Victor Garber). Cast includes Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Philip Baker Hall.

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