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Alumni Roundup launches new web series ‘Leaving Home: An HBCU Story’

“Leaving Home: An HBCU Story” is a brainchild of Rustin “Roundup Russy” Moore that began as a Kickstarter film project entitled “First 48: HBCU Edition”..“I wanted to bring the HBCU experience to children who may not have the opportunity to go on HBCU tours. I think it will also be a resource to parents to ease their concerns of sending their child off to school at one of our sacred institutions.

Tyler Perry touring for first time in 5 years with “Madea’s Big Happy Family”

I’ve been reading Tyler Perry’s journal entries (he calls them”Email Messages from Tyler”) on his website, particularly the ones since Maxine’s passing, and it seems like hitting the stage was just what he needed to get back into life. “Madea’s Big Happy Family” kicked off on January 4, 2010 in El Paso, TX and concludes May 9, 2010 in Detroit, MI.

Glaucoma Prevention: EyeCare America offers free eye exams

Glaucoma is something that I’ve witnessed within my own family, and is my personal reminder to get regular eye exams. It’s also the leading cause of blindness among African Americans and also common amongst Latin Americans. One of the most frightening aspects is that often there are no warning signs making it imperative that everyone get regular eye exam to prevent blindness. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and while the month is nearly over, this information is beneficial year round.

If there’s a reason I should rush to get married, speak now or hold your peace

Is it just me or does it seem like Valentine’s Day has become more of an assault on single life than it is a celebration of loving couples? There’s nothing wrong with wanting someone to share your life with but being made to feel as if something is wrong with you because you haven’t landed the “one” doesn’t seem like a loving message to me. Nor, does it seem that shoving general relationship advice down people’s throat is the best way for them to find the unique individual that best suits them or their lifestyle.

“Peas In Their Pods” Creates the Rilya Alert

Peas In Their Pods was formed in March of 2007 to bring awareness about the epidemic rate at which African American children are abducted or endangered. The RILYA Alert is in honor of Rilya Wilson…

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