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Black women empowerment is theme for ‘Dear Beautiful’

BOOK CORNER “From childhood onward, black women are assaulted with negative messages about their appearance, personalities, behavior and self-worth,” said Gail Thompson, author of “Dear Beautiful! A Self-Empowerment Book for Black Women.” Thompson, who has devoted her life to empowering black women and teens as well as others from traumatic backgrounds, was inspired by her Read More…

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Author reveals little-known facts about Cherokee Indians in novel

BOOK CORNER  In the tribal town of Feather Falls, a clash between Cherokee Indians and their former African slaves comes to a head.  When Sput Louie is evicted by town tycoon Goliah Lynch, her husband mysteriously disappears. She wonders who or what is responsible. As she frantically searches for her husband, Sput Louie stumbles upon Read More…

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‘What can be done to improve our education system?’

STREET BEAT Courtland Crockett Leimert Park  “The schools need money.” Judy Oliver Los Angeles  “We have to have dedicated teachers and parents being involved with their children and helping them on a daily basis. And we need to put discipline back into schools.”  Lashunda Gilbert Inglewood  “More teachers and smaller classrooms.” David Larry Leimert Park  Read More…