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AKA Inducts Ava DuVernay into Sorority

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International President, attorney Carolyn House Stewart, formally inducted Ava DuVernay into the sorority as an honorary member.

DuVernay is an award-winning writer, producer, director and distributor of independent films. She has earned the highest industry awards, including the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.  Read more at jetmag.com.

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Exclusive: Booker and Paul join forces to reform war on drugs

July 30, 2014 - Condemning a war on drugs they call excessive, counterproductive and discriminatory, Sens. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, are pushing a new bipartisan bill to reform criminal background checks and the juvenile justice system.

The senators say their bill – the REDEEM Act – will cut the cost and stigma of non-violent drug offenses by limiting how long criminal records stick to ex-convicts.  Read more at msnbc.com.

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NAACP outlines goals for coming election

July 20, 2014 - NAACP Chairwoman Roslyn M. Brock urged convention attendees Sunday to take action and vote in the midterm elections.

“We have to leave Las Vegas with the zeal to vote in November for individuals who believe that their victory, is in fact, our victory,” Brock said. “African-Americans have played and will play a critical role in the outcome of this year’s election.”  Read more at reviewjournal.com.

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Studio@620 Members' Only Art Show Opening Reception

Friday, August 1, 2014

Location: Studio@620, 620 1st Ave. So. in St. Pete

Contact: website: www.thestudioat620.org

Please join The Studio@620 in celebrating the diversity of our community through the artworks displayed in the third annual Members Only Art Show.  This year's collection is varied and includes all types of styles from abstract to impressionist, with media ranging from photography to ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and painting.  Admission is free and open to the public.

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2014 Women of Color Cancer Retreat

From: Friday, August 1, 2014
To: Sunday, August 3, 2014

Location: Rotary’s Camp FL1915 Camp Florida Rd. in Brandon

Contact: Faces of Courage | website: http://www.FacesofCourage.org

REGISTRATION is now open for new and returning campers. If you would like to register for this weekend camp – which starts Friday night at 6 pm and is over on Sunday at noon - please email me your name, mailing address and phone number (to psherry@facesofcourage.org ) or you can call the office at 813-948-7478. This camp is open to any women of color  who has been diagnosed with any type of cancer. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. As with all programs at Faces of Courage this camp is available at no cost to the participants.

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D.L. Hughley

From: Friday, August 1, 2014
To: Sunday, August 3, 2014

Location: Tampa Improv in Ybor City

Contact: website: http://www.improvtampa.com/

Enjoy one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas.

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