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The Lost and Forgotten Community

The community of which I speak is OURS. We, the members of our community have forgotten where we came from, forgotten how hard our parents and grandparents had to work for us to be where we are now. If you are reading this post, you are...  (read more)
Michelle D. Smith Michelle Smith is a visionary and spiritual warrior seeking to share awareness with many. She uses words as her sword and the love and grace of God as her shield. She has a spiritual blog in which to enlighten and uplift. She is a soon to be published author and a monthly relationship column on Black Refer.com. The different niches for each allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.






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Fred Williamson
Fred Williamson   --  nicknamed "The Hammer" is an American actor and former professional American football defensive back who played mainly in the American Football League during the 1960s.

     

 But Whatever Happened to Fred Williamson?


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  1. Born: April 2, 1939 Washington, D.C.

  2. Called the Prince of Soul

  3. Former member of Harvey and the "New Moonglows"

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"Who Let the Dogs Out?" is a song written and originally recorded by Anslem Douglas (titled "Doggie") for the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival season of 1998. It came to the attention of Steve Greenberg, who produced it with a group he was promoting called The Baha Men.

The song reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number 2 on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom. It was the 4th biggest-selling single of 2000 in the UK, and went on to become one of the highest-selling singles of the decade not to reach number-one.

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- Maya Angelou was an American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. -
 

"I'm grateful to intelligent people. That doesn't mean educated. That doesn't mean intellectual. I mean really intelligent. What black old people used to call 'mother wit' means intelligence that you had in your mother's womb. That's what you rely on. You know what's right to do."

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  • The Game is Back! (Bid Whist)
    The Evolution of Bid Whist, 150 Years in the Growth of an African American Tradition. This book includes many little-known facts about the game and addresses many of the myths created by erroneous information about Bid Whist. The book includes many tips and techniques to help both begin-ners and experienced players to improve their playing skills. Several humorous stories, historic photos, charts, and illustrations are included to stimulate the reader’s imagination on the fun and enjoyment of Bid Whist.
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  • 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens
    MIAMI GARDENTS, FL – February 20, 2015 – The City of Miami Gardens is proud to present the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The two-day music festival from March 21-22, 2015 will feature: Maxwell, Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Run-D.M.C., Sheila E., Brian Culbertson, Men of Soul’s Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, and Freddie Jackson, and Jazz in the Gardens All Stars Ronnie Laws, Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Tom Browne. Comedians and nationally syndicated radio personalities D.L. Hughley and Rickey Smiley will co-host the festival.
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  • Nielsen Introduces the New Black Power
    According to recent Nielsen reports, the buying power of African-Americans is $1.1 trillion and expected to grow to $1.3 trillion by 2017. That is significant economic influence wielded by 44 million Blacks in the U.S. In addition, African-Americans are conscious of how they spend their time and money, thus leveraging this purchasing power to ensure their economic impact is recognized and valued
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  • (BPRW) Macy’s Salutes the Culture-Defining Soul Era of Black Style in Celebration of Black History Month 2015
    Macy’s brings together June Ambrose and Johnette Boone at eight stores nationwide for inspiring discussions on culture and fashion influence.
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  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces series of events for Black History Month celebration
    Programming includes Sonic Sessions live concert series, an interview with inductee George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic, and more.
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  • Melanie DewBerry is Thriving in the Business of Human Potential and Spiritual Enlightenment
    Get hip to the business of human potential, Melanie DewBerry is. She is a life coach, public speaker, and “soul-namer,” who speaks to audiences across the world. DewBerry spends her days coaching future “purposepreneurs,” as she likes to refer to those who seek her advice. In her sessions, she instills courage, soul resonance, and even some financial tips to help people who have lost their way in life. “Undeterred, wildly intuitive, evolving,” are some.....
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  • Life of a King
    UP presents the exclusive television premiere of the NAACP Image Award-nominated film Life of a King, the inspiring, unlikely true story of Eugene Brown and his one-man mission (bigchairchessclub.org) to give the inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had – a future. During his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery, Eugene discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess. After his release and reentry into the workforce, Eugene developed and founded The Big Chair Chess Club and changed the lives of a group of teens with no endgame.
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  • "The Hair Between My Legs"!
    Stephanie Singletons new book takes readers on the life altering journey of Mya Evans, a young divorced college professor who sells her soul for love but doesn’t get quite what she bargained for. An inspirational tale about finding the balance between Love, Trust and Faith, The Hair Between My Legs is filled with twists and turns that readers will find spellbinding.
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  • BEA MILLER PERFORMS “YOUNG BLOOD” ON THE TODAY SHOW
    Bea Miller performed her Top 40 hit "Young Blood" on The Today Show. The stunning performance, which can be seen HERE, capped a 2014 that saw the 15-year-old "X-Factor" finalist release her major label debut EP, tour arenas with Demi Lovato, share the stage with Pitbull and Bleachers, and get spotlighted as one of Vevo's "DSCVR" artists, a program that...
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