11 24 2014
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Book Review: 'The Black Chicago Renaissance'

An impressive history lesson and compendium of fascinating information

Since the Harlem Renaissance, New York has been considered the unofficial capital of black America. However, that designation might be undeserving when one reflects upon Chicago's considerable contributions not only culturally, but socially and politically. 


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Reflections Coffee and Books Closes After 17 Years

Many in the community mourn the loss of African-American hub

Reflections/Talking Drum has served as a Black hub and meeting place for a variety of community members in Northeast Portland. Neighbors, community organizers and politicians alike have come to embrace the store as the place of choice to gather and exchange the news of the day.

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Book Review: 'Alas, Peace Be Still,' by Jessica L. Angelique

As riveting and raw an autobiography as you could ever hope to read.

The floodgates opened and, at 39, instead of continuing to minister to lots of lost souls, Jessica devoted the next month to belatedly addressing her depression, her anger and a host of other unresolved issues.


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Book Review: 'Walking Tall -- a Memoir About the Upside of Small and Other Stuff'

A meaningful memoir by an introspective soul who has arrived at a peaceful place where he's perfectly comfortable in his own skin

Actor/artist/author Clay Rivers has certainly held a variety of jobs over the course of his career: graphic designer, teddy bear in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Donald Duck at Disney World, and bit roles on such TV series as "Charmed" and in movies like "She's All That."


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Book Review: '19 Years Old & 19 Men Later -- a Memoir,' by Tenisha Gainey

How do you think you'd fare in similar circumstances? Fortunately, Tenisha's doing fine now (cross your fingers), and the sky's the limit

"I wrote this book as a guide for young women so that they won't make the same mistakes I've made… I really needed someone to step in and show me that I could be so much more…"


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