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Juliana Norwood

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Game Changer: HellaChella debuts as first of its kind pop-up festival

Community approach brings multi-genred music, fashion, and culture together

Premiering as a first of its kind pop-up festival in the San Fernando Valley, a varied group of multitalented individuals came together to make the inaugural HellaChella Music Festival a monumental success.

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Young Black political leaders emerge as triple threat

Alex Johnson brings innovation, education and tech savvy to LAUSD race

Throughout the country, young, energetic, and passionate African American men and women are embracing opportunities for public service in politics. Voters have increasingly shown support for younger candidates—evidenced by the success of those persons elected to office locally while still in their 20s and 30s—and they are trusting these political newcomers to represent their interests at the state and local levels.

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Across black america

African American news for the week of June 12, 2014.

California Award-winning actress Angela Bassett is set for her directorial debut with an original movie based on the life and career of Whitney Houston, but not without controversy. The Lifetime movie is set for release in 2015 and will cover Houston’s rise and fall. Bassett comments, “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.” Actress Yaya DaCosta, best known for her debut on “America’s Next Top Model,” has been cast to play Whitney Houston. The late singer’s family is reportedly not happy with the production and is said to be considering a lawsuit to stop it. In fact, the family, according to TMZ, is planning its own film.

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The power of our words

At around 10 years old, I can remember having an argument with my mother—as much as a 10 year old can really argue with a parent. But after going back and forth, and her not bending to whatever desire it was that I had at that moment, I decided to change my approach.

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Tips to get kids to enjoy healthy foods

Fruit dip with cinnamon sugar scoops

Family Features For many parents, getting their children to eat the right foods can be a daily struggle. According to registered dietitian Deanna Segrave-Daly, there are many simple ways for parents to get their little ones to eat the foods they need to grow up strong and healthy. Here are a few ideas you can incorporate into your family’s routine:

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Across Black America

African American news for the week of May 22, 2014.

The broken smartphone Rihanna dropped while taking a selfie at a Clippers game—and which helped raise $116,500 for police groups—will be going on display at the Grammy Museum. The high bidder for the phone in an eBay auction was disqualified, but an anonymous bidder matched the amount and agreed to lend the signed smartphone to the museum, according to Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff, the owner of the phone. Soboroff persuaded Rihanna to take a selfie with him as both wore LAPD bracelets at a Clippers game.

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Across Black America™

African American news for the week of May 15, 2014.

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Genethia Hudley-Hayes brings a seasoned education history to the race for open LAUSD board seat

Of the seven candidates running to fill the late Marguerite LaMotte’s vacant Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) District 1 position, Genethia Hudley-Hayes is the only candidate that has previously served on the board and additionally as its president. Hudley-Hayes’ brings a vast level of experience in education to the race.

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Beats By Dre is hiring; Kennard Brown awarded; Kevin Navayne plays; Marcus Garrey

African American news for the week of April 10, 2014.

Beats By Dre is hiring students, graduates and experienced workers that are interested in working in an environment that combines technology with music. Positions are available within the U.S. in New York, California, and in other countries (such as England, Brazil and South Korea).

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Across Black America™

African American news for the week of April 3, 2014.

With drowning being the second highest cause of accidental death among African American children, finally something is being done to remedy the problem. After a fatal accident at a children’s pool party at his home, George McKinney went on a mission to prevent similar incidents from occurring with his creation of the Alfred Jones Anti-Distress Device (AJADD), named for the young victim.

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