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    Ocoee Voting Massacre

    THE REASON WHY WE SHOULD VOTE.. The Ocoee massacre was a white mob attack on African American residents in northern Ocoee, Florida, which occurred on November 2, 1920, the day of the U.S. presidential election. The town is in Orange County near Orlando. Most estimates total that 30–35 of Black people were murdered, although as many as 50 African Americans may have been killed during the massacre. Most African American-owned buildings and residences in northern Ocoee were burned to the ground. Other African Americans living in southern Ocoee were later killed or driven out on threat of more violence. Ocoee essentially became an all-white town. The massacre has been described as the “single bloodiest day in modern…

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    Gospel Legend Bishop Rance Allen Has Passed Away.

    Gospel singer Bishop Rance Allen has died at the age of 71. Allen’s wife Ellen Allen and his manager Toby Jackson released a joint statement on his death Saturday morning, saying, “While recovering from a medical procedure at Heartland Pro Medica [in Sylvania, OH], Bishop Rance Allen passed away around 3 AM this morning.” Allen was the founder of gospel band the Rance Allen Group. He is known for his work with everyone in the gospel music business. Allen served as Prelate of the Michigan Northwest Harvest Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., with the Church of God in Christ released a letter on Allen’s death, saying he was…

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    October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Doctors are continuing to do research around breast cancer, they have not yet identified a specific root cause for why some women develop it. What they do know is that certain lifestyle-related risk factors, such as what you eat and how much you exercise, can impact your chances of developing breast cancer as well as certain hormones and whether or not you have a family history. To sum it all up up, stay informed about potential breast cancer risks, early detection is key. Some Interesting Facts On Breast Cancer In…

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    Momma Megan Does It Again

    Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion on Thursday announced a $10,000 scholarship fund in partnership with Amazon Music’s hip-hop brand Rap Rotation. The “Don’t Stop” fund will be awarded to two women of color pursuing college educations, according to a press release.  Named after her recent release, “Don’t Stop (feat. Young Thug),” the scholarship fund aims to help two recipients push past “the obstacles” of 2020, and “work it” as they pursue their degrees. According to the regulations, the scholarship is open to any woman of color pursuing “a degree in any field of study in any part of the world.” Megan herself is a college student and was enrolled at…

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    Kelly Rowland and husband Tim are expecting baby No. 2!

    Kelly Rowland revealed that she is expecting her second child with husband Tim Weatherspoon. They have a five-year-old son Titan Jewell. Kelly announced she is pregnant on the November cover of Women’s Health magazine, showing off her growing baby bump. She opened up about her pretty quick journey to getting pregnant again despite her age. For women in their late 30’s this can be comforting to hear. Doctors will you that it is too late, but women like Kelly prove that it’s still possible. The 39-year-old told the magazine: “You still want to remind people that life is important. And being able to have a child … I’m knocking at…

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    October Horoscopes

    Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22 October is an excellent month to start thinking about how you want to feel in your body. If it brings up any feelings of pain or difficulty, this month invites you to reflect on and initiate healing work around embodiment. Mercury retrograde will assist you in reviewing the ways you support and feed yourself, literally and metaphorically. Simply put, slow down your pace dear Libra. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21 The Mercury retrograde this month will likely bring up revelations about who you are and how some of your relationships may not be the best mirror or support you need to grow and heal at this time…

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    Pole Dancing with a Twist

    I just started pole dancing for fitness two weeks ago after the encouragement of my niece who has been doing it for three months now. When I watched that first episode P Valley honey, I wanted to get on a pole and try to see if I could do what they do. The women mystified me with their grace and strength, and I wanted to learn how to move like them. After my first class, however, I found that pole dancing was hard—every muscle in my body ached for days, especially my knees. Pole dancing is a full-body workout. It is resistance training and cardio in one, and flexibility as well.…

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    Cabbage Soup with Rice

     Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 35 minutesServing Family of 4INGREDIENTS4 cups long grain rice,Uncle Bens3 tablespoons olive oil1 large sweet yellow onion, sliced 5 large carrots, sliced into rounds pieces4 large celery ribs, diced2 large green peppers,sliced1 large red bell peppers, sliced1 medium cabbage, chopped a pinch of salt and pepper to taste1/2 teaspoon chilli powder, add if needed2 cans Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, undrained 1 can Hunt’s Tomato Paste 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth * *Badia Seasoning as needed for taste** add sausage or and shrimp, your preference  Instructions: Prepare rice according to the directions on the package and set aside. Heat 3 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat in a large soup pot or dutch oven.  Add onions and salt; cook for 1 minute. Stir in garlic, carrots, celery, peppers, cabbage, and olive oil…

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    It’s Ray J’s Turn!

    According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Ray J filed for dissolution of marriage in Los Angeles County Court, today, and is asking a judge to order joint custody of the couple’s two children. The ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ star also claims the couple has a prenuptial agreement, which outlines support, and personal property which is not a part of the marriage and should be enforced. Ray J, who is represented by celebrity attorney Laura Wasser, never responded to Princess Love’s original divorce petition, which she dismissed on July 6, almost immediately after filing the document. The couple shares two children, daughter Melody Love, and son Epik Ray. At the time, a representative for the…

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    Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry

    Prep time: 10 minutesCook time :10 minutesYield: Serves 4-6 as a side Ingredients: Produce                                                                                           1 lb Baby bok choy – Cut root ball off and discard, rinse thoroughly and tear into smaller pieces. 1 Yellow bell pepper, large – Sliced 1 Green bell pepper, large – Sliced 1 Red bell pepper, large – Sliced 1 Sweet yellow onion, large – Sliced 1 Garlic clove, chopped Extra virgin olive oil Dry Goods Badia Complete Seasoning Directions Heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a large sauté pan on high heat. Add the sliced yellow, green, red, peppers and chopped sweet yellow onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly…