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  • VCC Celebrates 25th anniversary and Homecoming

    Aug 18, 2016, midnight

    It is with great joy and anticipation that Victory Community Church celebrates its 25th Church Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, August 21, 2016 with two power packed services at 9:30 am and 3:30 pm.
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  • #BlackGirlMagic & #BlackExcellence Dominate the 2016 Rio Olympics

    Aug 18, 2016, midnight

    The 2016 Rio Olympics began August 5, 2016 and will end on August 21, 2016. Thus far, much focus has been placed on the accomplishments of Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky, and are nothing to snuff at, but during this year’s Olympics, Black athletes have achieved greater success than in previous years. Simone Manuel, 20, of Sugarland, TX became the first Black woman to win an individual medal in swimming. She completed her 2016 Olympic journey with 2 gold and 2 silver medals.
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  • In Flooded Southern Louisiana, A Cleanup and A Search For Bodies

    Aug 18, 2016, midnight

    Authorities went door to door and car to car to check for bodies Tuesday, and homeowners began the heartbreaking task of gathering up soaked family photos and mucking out houses dank with bayou mud, as the floodwaters started to recede across parts of southern Louisiana.
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  • Democrats for Education Reform Seek to Empower Parents and Strengthen African-American Communities

    Aug 18, 2016, midnight

    Your Take: Some reform critics seek a policy regime in which their opinions about school options trump the decisions of individual black parents. That is the opposite of black empowerment. A piece entitled, “Democratic Political Infighting Over Education Harms Black Families,” which was published on The Root last month, Dr. Andre Perry claimed that our organization, Democrats for Education Reform, not only “attacked” Hillary Clinton
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Ways To Save Money In Order To Increase Your Bank Account

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First Black Woman Ever to Hold a Software Patent

Not very many Black women are software developers, but this by no means stopped Janet Emerson Bashen from becoming the first African American woman to hold a software patent.

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Pictured (L-R) top row; Simone Biles and Simone Manuel. Bottom row; Michelle Carter and Gabby Douglas

#BlackGirlMagic & #BlackExcellence Dominate the 2016 Rio Olympics

The 2016 Rio Olympics began August 5, 2016 and will end on August 21, 2016. Thus far, much focus has been placed on the accomplishments of Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky, and are nothing to snuff at, but during this year’s Olympics, Black athletes have achieved greater success than in previous years. Simone Manuel, 20, of Sugarland, TX became the first Black woman to win an individual medal in swimming. She completed her 2016 Olympic journey with 2 gold and 2 silver medals.

L.A. CLIPPERS SIGN MARREESE SPEIGHTS

The L.A. Clippers today announced that they have signed free agent center/power forward Marreese Speights. Speights, 28, averaged 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.6 minutes of play over 72 games for the Golden State Warriors while connecting on a career-high 24 three-pointers last season. Speights was a key member of the Warriors' 2014-15 NBA Championship team, averaging a career-high 10.4 points and 4.3 rebounds.

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A Few Smart Tips for Kids Eat Right Month

Nutrition is important for everyone, but especially for children, as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development. Childhood obesity affects one in six children and adolescents in the United States. Though associated with elevated risks of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bone and joint problems, and sleep apnea, among other health problems, childhood obesity can usually be prevented.

Simple Changes to Your Diet Can Help With Mental-Health Issues

When it comes to mental health, your diet plays a huge role. he link between the immune system and the worsening of certain mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, has been shown, though not fully understood. The link between the mind, the gut and your immune system has been long established.