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P.R.O.M.I.S.E. jams to stop violence

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I’VE GOT THE BLUES—Chicago Blues artist Vince Agwada performs at The P.R.O.M.I.S.E. group’s annual Blues and R&B Showcase, April 6. (Photo by J.L. Martello)

 

Music for a cause was the unofficial theme at The Hard Rock Café last Saturday at the P.R.O.M.I.S.E. group’s 5th ­annual Blues and R&B Showcase on April 6 in Station Square.

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Afro Cuban All Stars:Connecting the world through sounds of Cuban music

THE AFRO CUBAN ALL STARS BRINGS THE CROWD TO ITS FEET (Photo by Erin Perry)

 

 


Juan De Marcos promised a fiesta on stage and that’s exactly what he and the Afro Cuban All Stars delivered when they graced the stage of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on March 21.
“Tonight we will travel to Cuba,” said Juan De Marcos, bandleader, ar

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YouthWorks merges with Goodwill

EVERETT McELVEEN
(Photo by J.L Martello)

 

In the two decades since YouthWorks Inc. was created, the nonprofit has provided more than 23,000 at-risk youth with the career training vital to gaining meaningful employment. Now, the organization will be able to expand its reach through a recently announced merger with Goodwill of Southwestern

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The ‘n..... moment’ discussed at Pitt

 

ELIJAH ANDERSON, PH.D.

 

In the YouTube video “S... White Girls Say to Black Girls,” Black comedian Franchesca Ramsey parrots a series of unintentionally disrespectful statements directed at her by White friends over the years.

Statements like “this is so ghetto,” signifying something negative, and “it’s almost like you’re not Black” meant to be tak

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Richardson stands out at forum

CANDIDATE FORUM—A.J. Richardson stood out against the other mayoral candidates. (Photo by J.L. Martello)

 

Whether the topic was economic development, gun violence, or diversity, most of the candidates running for mayor had similar answers to questions posed at a debate on April 6. All of them that it is, except for mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson

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