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The Tastemakers: Staff Picks

All culinary entrepreneurs, this week’s staff picks blend creative genius with thoughtful experimentation and the result is mouthwatering. These food masters advance their fields, bringing quality to the forefront and finding ways to innovate each day. 165 more words

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DNC Picks Minority & LGBT-Owned Businesses As Convention Housing Providers

The Democratic National Committee has selected minority and LGBT-owned companies to serve as housing providers for the 2016 convention in Philadelphia, according to a statement released to… 155 more words

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Where Do The 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand On Climate Change?

Everyone who has a common interest in Mother Earth is aware of Earth Day and more than likely hip to the strained relationship between politics and climate control. 841 more words

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Kirk's Fave - Darkling Thrush - Thomas Hardy

The Darkling Thrush

by Thomas Hardy, 1840 – 1928

I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-gray,
And Winter’s dregs made desolate… 147 more words

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[WATCH] Ex-Police Chief Says Race Not Reason for Resignations After Black Mayor Elected

The election of Parma, Missouri’s first black female mayor Tyus Byrd may have have been a historical moment, but the abrupt resignation of 11 municipal employees from their respective positions this month is shining a different light on the town. 358 more words

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Susan Reviews: Best of the Very Best Challenge (13)

2014 was a year of growing awareness about the lack of diversity in literature for children and young adults. On April 17, 2014, the #WeNeedDiverseBooks… 1,018 more words

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Where Do The #APS12 Stand Now After Their Convictions?

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Jacque Reid talks about the #APS12, the Atlanta educators convicted of what is called “the largest cheating scam” in history. She talks to Attorney Annette Green and Patrice Williams, the sister of… 101 more words

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