12-04-2016  6:15 am      •     
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A 5,000-year civilization rises

Why haven't other nations been able to replicate China's success?
Because culture has played a critical part in the renaissance, according to David W. Wang, an international business consultant based in Washington, D.C. In his groundbreaking book, "Decoding the Dragon's Mindset," Wang argues that China's rich, 5,000 year-old civilization is what has made the difference.


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In the wake of apartheid, Johannesburg has changed – still divided, but now as much by poverty and violence as by race. Through precisely crafted snapshots, Ivan Vladislavic observes the unpredictable, day-to-day transformation of his embattled city: the homeless people using manholes as cupboards; a public statue slowly cannibalized for scrap. ...


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"How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election" is by one of the most lauded political journalists of our time, and one of the most respected pollsters in the business — Chuck Todd and Sheldon Gawiser. The book gives us ...


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The road to manhood for most African American boys is a perilous path, paved with potholes with the specter of prison looming for any misstep. For the criminal justice system has a history of doling out far harsher treatment to Black males than Whites. Consequently, half of the 2 million inmates currently behind bars are Black ...


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In "The Bitch Switch: Knowing How to Turn It On and Off," Omarosa lays out her straightforward philosophy of life in order to help females who let themselves be treated like doormats.


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Clara is a housekeeper who is a cat-whisperer of sorts, because she has been capable of communicating with felines ever since the day she was rewarded with VSP, aka Very Special Powers, for rescuing seven kittens that were drowning.


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Book Review: Take Back Your Family: How to Raise Respectful and Loving Kids in a Dysfunctional World
by Rev. Run and Justine Simmons with Chris Morrow


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People who were patient enough to wait for a quality opus in the presidential history of Barack Obama will find themselves handsomely rewarded by "Renegade," a recounting of Obama's ascension to the White House by Richard Wolffe, a reporter who was assigned by Newsweek Magazine to cover the 2008 campaign from beginning to end.


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Knight, subject of the new book "The State of Jones'' by journalist Sally Jenkins and Harvard University historian John Stauffer, remains an obscure Civil War figure. To the authors and some in Jones County where Knight led a campaign against the Confederacy, he's an American hero. "Southern humanism is just a very overlooked subject in general,'' said Jenkins, a Washington Post sports writer. "It's not as romantic, it's not 'Gone With the Wind.' It's truer. ...


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NNPA) - E. Lynn Harris, the author of best-selling novels about the African-American gay community, has died at age 54, according to the Associated Press.


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