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Mo’Nique: I wasn’t blackballed, the offers I got weren’t good enough

Feb. 27, 2015 - Mo’Nique is setting the record straight – again.

The Oscar winner said her ‘absence’ from the big screen since her big win has nothing to do with being “blackballed” by Hollywood.

The offers and roles she received just weren’t good enough. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Italian designer sparks controversy with models in blackface

Feb. 27, 2015 - Up and coming Italian fashion designer Claudio Cutugno is receiving backlash today after having his models walk the runway in blackface during Milan Fashion Week.

Tuesday, the designer decided to take things to a whole other level, having his models walk in sparkly blackface makeup as part of his all-black themed show. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Husband, 108, wife, 105, celebrate 82 years of marriage

Feb. 27, 2015 - Duranord and Jeanne Veillard have been married for 82 years now. Now that’s love.

On Saturday, Duranord will celebrate his 108th birthday, while his wife will turn 105 in May.

Duranord was born in 1907 to a fisherman in southern Haiti. He grew up in Port-au-Prince, where he studied law, and married Jeanne in November 1932, the same month Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Events

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Women of Power Summit

From: Monday, March 2, 2015
To: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Location: Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Click here to register and learn more.

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3rd Annual Hospitality Connect

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Location: Sundial in downtown St. Pete

Join members of St. Petersburg's hospitality and entertainment industries at our fourth annual networking event.  Click here to learn more.

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Telling Tampa Bay

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Location: 620 1st Ave. S in St.Pete

Contact: The Florida Humanities Council | phone: (727) 895-6620 | website: http://www.thestudioat620.org

Thru performance, The Telling Project puts veterans and military family members in front of their communities to share their stories. Come hear first hand the experiences and impact of military service within our community. The Telling Project has put veterans and military family members on stage in fifteen states, raising awareness of military experiences on a person-to-person, community level since 2008.

Category: Faith Community Events

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