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Voices for Children: Court Appointed Special Advocates Making a Difference in Foster Care Youth

The experience of a child in foster care is inexplicably one of the most life-altering circumstances that anyone can endure. If you can imagine, it’s not easy being anxious about the uncertainty of where your next home will be, or questioning if you’ll get along with everyone in the new temporary place, or even wondering …

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Empowerment Through Golf: San Diego Golf Pro/Scientist Aim to Diversify Golf & STEM

So, you’ve heard of Tiger Woods, but have you heard of Cheyenne Woods? What about Mariah Stackhouse or Sadena Parks? What do they all have in common? They’re apart of the few bad-ass black girls who are changing the face of golf. Now, let’s try another exercise, shall we? You’ve heard of Katherine Johnson, but …

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IDA B. the Queen: Great Grand-daughter Pens a New Biography on the Extraordinary Life of Ida B. Wells

Michele Duster, author of a new biography, Ida B. The Queen, The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells, says that her goal is to expand the story of the iconic journalist and pioneering civil rights activist, who just happens to be her, great-grandmother.   Duster, who took an interest in history and in …

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America’s #1 Black-Owned Vegan Cookie Company Adds New Cookie Inspired by Michelle Obama

Back in 2018, The Chocolate Voice had the opportunity to interview Maya Madsen of Maya’s Cookies, a gourmet vegan cookie company that’s fast becoming America’s #1 Black-Owned vegan cookie company.    Since we last spoke with Maya, she recently shared some exciting news. As it turns out, she has a new cookie inspired by the …

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An interview with WIL HAYGOOD: Author of Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court that changed America

Will Haygood interviewed by Bobby Burns in 2016 Cultural biographers are like Soul Food chefs who build masterful creations: it’s messy in the kitchen, flour everywhere, and when their done, patron’s guttle the food with joy. I stumbled upon Wil Haygood this past summer being interviewed on an in-depth C-SPAN show.  What a stimulating three hours!  It …

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Comic-Con: Actor/rapper Lazarus Guidry & Legendary Illustrator Arvell Jones Debut “Reign of the Underdog Featuring Lazarus”

San Diego, CA –Several years in the making and a Comic-Con International exclusive limited run edition, from hop-hop artist, Lazarus Guidry comes the universe of Reign of the Underdog Featuring Lazarus. The 24 page full color, adult comic story told in a 6 part mini series is set to debut at Comic-Con as part of a never seen …

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Acclaimed Film Director Matty Rich Premieres His AR/VR Tech Company EDGE XR at the 50th Anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 2019) – Staying true to his history as an African American pioneer and trailblazer in the film industry as well as in the video game world, acclaimed director Matty Rich spearheads yet another “first” at the 50thYear Anniversary of Comic-Con. The multicultural, female led executive and creative team at EDGE XR will unveil …

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Chocolate Chat: 25 Year-Old Director’s First Film “Colors of Sankofa” to Screen at PAFF

Film director Jalen Blot is off to a promising start in the film industry. At just 25-years old, his first short indie film Colors of Sankofa is an official selection of the Pan African Film Festival, the largest and most prestigious Black Film Festival in America. In its 27th year, PAFF opens this Thursday, February …

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Oprah’s Interview with Actress Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade Airs Saturday, December 8

Oprah Winfrey sits down with actress, activist and New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Union and her husband NBA superstar Dwyane Wade for a conversation about their unique path to parenthood in an all-new special entitled, “Oprah at Home with Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade & Their New Baby” airing Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. …

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Pioneer Filmmaker Leon Isaac Kennedy Makes a Positive Comeback

The 70’s gave us many heartthrobs—there was Michael Jackson, Billie D. Williams and even Donnie Osmond, but one thing’s for certain, there’s only one Leon Isaac Kennedy. The actor, writer, and producer often referred to as “Leon the Lover”, had an incredibly successful career, and then suddenly went off the grid—leaving many of his fans …

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