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Viola’s ‘this is me’ Oscar night

The black hair care industry is a nearly billion-dollar business, and for black women, a lot of them just aren’t comfortable with their nappy hair. Natural black hair just isn’t attractive

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

So, who’s gonna play Whitney?

Two weeks ago, the big news was the passing of Whitney Houston. Now, Clive Davis – Houston’s legendary producer and longtime mentor – and others are scrambling to get a Whitney Houston movie done.

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  • Written by Myron Mays

Whalum CD listening party pictorial

Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum serenaded the crowd (Feb 16.) gathered at the Stax Museum to hear songs from his Valentine’s Day release “Romance Language.”

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Wilkerson aces literary debut

Isabel Wilkerson should be writing history textbooks. Not with the dry boring tone of such tomes, but with the sharp, personable turn of her pen that produced “The Warmth of Other Suns.”

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  • Written by Pearl Washington

‘I am not a statistic’

Nicole Gates is a proud author of two books and her own life – a powerful story of a modern-day Cinderella who becomes her own fairy godmother and dramatically changes her life.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

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