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Baltimore 7th Grader Cahree Myrick Wins National Chess Championship

by Devin Bartolotta via baltimore.cbslocal.com

Baltimore is now home to a national chess champion.  7th grader Cahree Myrick came out on top last week against hundreds of other students.  229 more words


Trayvon Martin Awarded Posthumous Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation from Florida Memorial University

by Latifah Muhammad via vibe.com

Trayvon Martin’s parents were the recipients of a major honor on behalf of their late son. Florida Memorial University… 200 more words


These Black Graduates Swag Surfing are the Epitome of Black Joy

by Jenna Amatulli via huffpost.com

You may think your graduation was lit, but did you and every one you know swag surf? No?Well, sit down and read on. 98 more words


Artwork by RCAA's Sheila K. Ter Meer in Arts Illiana Gallery 'Self Portraits' exhibition

“Born on the Libra-Scorpio Cusp” by River City Art Association member Sheila K. Ter Meer of Brazil, Indiana, is one of 55 pieces selected for “Self Portraits: The Original Selfie,” the current exhibition in the Arts Illiana Gallery in Terre Haute. 86 more words

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[caption id="attachment_7748" align="aligncenter" width="296"] Born on the Libra-Scorpio Cusp for Arts Illiana[/caption] This abstraction of my conflicted self, titled "Born on the Libra-Scorpio Cusp," has been selected for "Self Portraits: The Original Selfie," the current exhibition in the Arts Illiana Gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana. My digital art and other "Selfies" selected by guest curator and Terre Haute artist Rachel Hellmann can be viewed through July 21 in the gallery at 23 N. Sixth St. The full title is "Middle Child Born on the Libra-Scorpio Cusp." A brief explanation (because it would take several minutes and space here to explain the imagery cocooned by the two opposing profiles): The Libra-Scorpio Cusp - Oct. 20 through 26 - also is referred to as the Cusp of Drama and Criticism. I was born a middle child on the middle date of this transitional phase. (The drama - and passion - begin.) So you ask, which of these signs of passion pulls me stronger? According to DailyHoroscope.com ... "The greatest challenge for Libra-Scorpio cuspers is to balance the mental nature of Libra with the emotional side of Scorpio." I believe God predetermined my birth date and birth order, but I must admit, the traits of a Libra and a Scorpio combined with the clinical explanation of middle child syndrome often fit my psychological profile to a T ! When it comes to my artwork, I am my own worst critic.

Beyoncé Wins Prestigious Peabody Award for ‘Lemonade’ Visual Album

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Beyoncé‘s “Lemonade” has just earned her a Peabody Award. This year, Beyoncé was one of seven honorees in the Entertainment category to be named to the  Peabody Awards’ inaugural Peabody 30 for her visual album Lemonade. 97 more words


New Yorker Writer Hilton Als Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

article via newyorker.com

Hilton Als, the theatre critic for The New Yorker, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Als became a staff writer for The New Yorker in 1994 and a theatre critic in 2002. 143 more words


Have you dined at the best restaurant in the world?

If you’re a Palm Beacher (that is, of the island of Palm Beach), odds are good that you’ve dined at what is arguably the world’s best restaurant, at least as so deemed by an organization that’s been at this particular ranking arbitration for 15 years. 277 more words