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The Book of Ruth can lead to firm footing on career path

Dear Lucy: My daughter just graduated college in May with a bachelor's degree. She went to job fairs before graduation and like many of her friends started job hunting back in January. We struggled and sacrificed to get her through college and have the debt to show for it. We were led to believe that a college degree was her ticket to a good paying job. Maybe that is just not true anymore. Most of her friends have the same problem. How can I encourage her and myself?

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In the mix: DeAngelo, Ledisi, blues, Maya Angelou, SportsBall

DeAngelo's performance at this year's BET Awards showed that for the most part the guy still has it musically. Looks like he is continuing on the comeback trail these days. He performed at the Essence Music Festival this past weekend and is gearing up for a major U.S. tour coming up in August.

On the "Liberation Tour," DeAngelo's teaming with Mary J. Blige, also performed on the BET Awards and at the Essence Festival.

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Narratives leave no doubt – slavery a never-ending nightmare

"This is a book about slavery and family and loss and longing... It is about the forced separations of African-American families, about their grief and their determined hope to someday see each other again... It takes courage to look at the humiliation they suffered...

It is worth saying that this is a book about separation, resilience and survival, and about the texture and contours of despair... In the end, it is a journey into their feelings... The stories I recount are raw, emotional and dramatic... That's what these people's lives were."

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 07/12/2012

For movies opening July 13, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

“Ice Age: Continental Drift” (PG for rude humor, action and scenes of peril) Woolly mammoth Manny (Ray Romano), saber-toothed tiger Diego (Denis Leary) and sloth Sid (John Leguizamo) embark on latest prehistoric, animated adventure in the wake of a continental cataclysm triggered by squirrelly Scrat’s (Chris Wedge) pursuit of that ever-elusive acorn. Voice cast includes Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Seann William Scott, Keke Palmer and Drake.

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Erectile dysfunction treatable with lifestyle change and diet

Erectile dysfunction is difficult to talk about, especially if you're the one with the problem. But let's talk about it for a moment.

Terry (not his real name) is your typical 39-year-old male in good shape and, in his opinion, eating a balanced diet. He's getting his proper rest as well, but for some reason his sexual performance hasn't been stellar. In fact, he has become somewhat depressed because he feels less than a man. The mention of sex just makes matters worst. And his wife, realizing the thrill is gone, has ceded she might be the problem.

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