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Twenty years later, UniverSoul Circus still rolling along

 Twenty years later, UniverSoul Circus still rolling along
This is about my tenth time going to the UniverSoul Circus and about the eighth time covering it. The circus performers may change but the theme remains the same: Having good family fun.
 
The venue was the Hickory Ridge Mall and the circus kicked off with SubRoy, a Memphis-area dance group that did a wonderful job. Perhaps my favorite circus act was next – The Caribbean Callaloo from Trinidad. Performers on stilts strut throughout the tent, towering over everyone. Then these beautiful women come out dancing in colorful outfits. Then comes the test of going under a stick blazing with fire. Wow! How low can you go?

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  • Written by Warren Roseborough

Brown Tribute ‘Don’t Shoot’

Brown Tribute ‘Don’t Shoot’
Michael Brown's death appears to be sparking an entire cultural movement, particularly among black musicians.
 
A group of powerful artists—including the Game, Diddy, Rick Ross, 2 Chains, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beats, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and TGT—have collaborated on the just-released single "Don't Shoot" in honor of the Ferguson, Mo., teen who was killed by a police officer.

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  • Written by BREANNA EDWARDS- The Root

The ‘real’ Muhammad Ali is depicted in a documentary about his life outside the ring

The ‘real’ Muhammad Ali is depicted in a documentary about his life outside the ring
CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – One of the most recognizable figures on the Earth is Muhammad Ali. While many have heard his name and been told of his exploits in the ring, do you truly know his story?
 
You may know that he suffers from Parkinson’s disease and is not the fast-talking, swift moving athlete he once was. You may know that he joined the Nation of Islam, and you might even know that he refused to fight in America’s military, but how did he become such a beloved American figure?
You could say he has now become the quintessential American symbol. You don’t get much more American than carrying the Olympic torch and lighting the flame, as he did during the opening ceremonies of the 1996 games in Atlanta.

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  • Written by Ashahed M. Muhammad-Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Why the 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather Beef Is No Laughing Matter

Why the 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather Beef Is No Laughing Matter
For the last several days, rapper 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather have engaged in the favorite pastime of any 21st-century celebrity with a Twitter account and an ego: feuding. While in the old days you might have had to stand on a street corner and shout insults at a nemesis face-to-face, with a few neighborhood friends to cheer you on, today Instagram, Twitter and every other form of social media make the entire world observers to celebrities doing modern-day versions of “the dozens.”
 
But the 50 Cent-Mayweather feud recently took an ugly turn, one that casts a spotlight on an issue that should be no laughing matter, particularly to two men who are admired by so many young black boys.

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  • Written by KELI GOFF- The Root

Prince set to drop new album

Prince set to drop new album
NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30.
 
The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on Warner Bros. Records, the label Prince was signed to from 1978 to the mid-1990s, but later battled for the rights to his music.
 
He reached a deal with Warner in April, earning the rights to the music he recorded on the label.

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  • Written by MESFIN FEKADU-AP Music Writer

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise
Nationwide — TV entertainer Nick Cannon has confirmed that the rumors are true; He and his wife pop star singer Mariah Carey are separated, and are living in different homes. The two had been rumored to always be arguing in both private and public.
 
Cannon recently told The Insider, “There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months.” But he denied that infidelity was the reason why they split up.
He added, “My main focus is my kids” referring to the couple’s 3-year old twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe.

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  • Written by BlackNews

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