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This barbeque season, try something new!

Barbeque season has arrived at last! Time for outdoor cooking under the sun with friends, family, and good music! Having a special meaning for many Black people, the barbeque feast is a tradition that dates back many generations and has passed the test of time. While the layout and form of our barbeque meals may differ across regions and families, the staple items displayed are pretty solid — ribs, chicken, potato salad, greens, slaw and baked beans. OK, perhaps spaghetti and mac and cheese, too. Continue Reading →

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West is best in NBA All-Star shootout, 143-138


HOUSTON — When you get four starters in an All-Star game from the same city, that’s a big advantage. And boy, did the West make the East stars pay for the third straight year. The West stars shined the brightest in a 143-138 shootout in Houston. Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard were all voted as starters for the West. They all play for the Los Angeles Lakers-Clippers, and all four made large contributions to the West’s win. Continue Reading →

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Red Tails: Theatrical movie tells the tale of the Tuskegee Airmen



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


Red Tails isn’t the first movie about the all-Black U.S. combat unit who served in World War II, but it might be the best done thus far. The PG-13 film is scheduled for release January 20. “It is a movie of courage and honor,” stated Charles Floyd Johnson, the film’s co-executive producer along with George Lucas, the famed producer of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies. Johnson, whose works include NCIS, JAG, Magnum P.I. and The Rockford Files, added that it took Lucas nearly 20 years to make the film because he wanted to make sure that the Tuskegee Airmen story was told right. “The reason why it took so long is that we had to get the script right. Continue Reading →

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