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‘The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery’

‘The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery’
 
 
I flunked out of high school before recovering sufficiently to not only get a diploma but to subsequently earn degrees from three different Ivy League institutions and a top law school to boot. I rarely ever mention that speed bump I hit in the 9th grade, since I think of it as an embarrassing blemish on an otherwise-stellar academic record.
 
 
But I suspect that Sarah Lewis would have me celebrate that temporary setback as a necessary step on the road to success. For, she sees failure as a much-maligned blessing, given how many of humanity’s greatest achievements “from Nobel Prize-winning discoveries to entrepreneurial inventions and works in the arts” followed initial attempts that fell short of the mark.

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20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival largest ever with more than 550,000 attendees

20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival largest ever with more than 550,000 attendees
(PRNewswire) – The 20th annual ESSENCE Festival attracted a record-breaking 550,000 attendees from around the world to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, earning the distinction of being the largest gathering in the event’s history.
 
Touted as one of the country's biggest live events, the ESSENCE Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary July 3-6 with 20 stages of programming. The annual 4-day event features entertainment, empowerment, and cultural experiences during the day and the world's best performers each night.
 
More than 80 performing artists – including some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry such as Prince, Mary J. Blige, and Lionel Richie – performed at the event’s nighttime concerts and over 150 speakers – including Robin Roberts, Alicia Keys, Steve Harvey and the Rev. Al Sharpton – participated as part of the Festival’s daytime experience.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

#PURPLESSENCE: Prince at the 20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival

#PURPLESSENCE: Prince at the 20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival
His Purple Highness reigned over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday night, giving the ESSENCE audience nearly three hours of non-stop classics. 
 
Guests Trombone Shorty and British singer Lianne La Havas joined for a song, and the New Power Generation horn section keeping every song electrified. Add to that the Prince/ESSENCE/#YESWECODE Hackathon and you get the full Prince #PURPLESSENCE experience. 

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

‘The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes’

‘The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes’
 
Aaron Jordan Jr. is on a mission to touch one million people’s lives through his book, “The Power Within, a Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes.” A self-help relationship author, coach and motivational speaker, the book, he said, was written to enrich women and empower men in relationships.
 
With books on hand, Jordan will be in attendance at the TFC Media Studio at 2988 Old Austin Peay on Sunday (July 13th) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. He will be available to answer questions and autograph copies of his book.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Who will save our missing children of color?

Who will save our missing children of color?
 
A few weeks ago while attending the American Black Film Festival in New York City, I witnessed the short film “Muted.” Written by Brandi Ford, featuring “Grey’s Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson an

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  • Written by The Shadow League

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