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Simple Saving Solutions For Summer Travel

As summer finally arrives, you probably have already begun thinking about plans for summer vacation, either for yourself (personal retreat), or with the family.  I’m sure many of you are wondering “Where can I go without breaking the bank ?”   A few years back, the term vacationers heard was “take a staycation.”  A “staycation” meant …

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Iyanla Vanzant Records Open Letter To DMX: ‘My Door Is Always Open’

Following Saturday’s explosive episode of OWN’s Iyanla Fix My Life featuring DMX, spiritual teacher Iyanla Vanzant has vowed to remain open to helping the troubled rapper, despite his resistance. The intimate session aimed to delve into DMX’s dark issues with drug and alcohol addictions, as well as mend the strained relationship with his ten children. But a publicist for the …

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Tradition meets fun and education at the 2013 Cultural Summer Day Camp

Caribbean culture and summer fun have found common ground at the Carlos Lezama Archives and Caribbean Cultural Center Cultural Summer Day Camp — a sanctuary for youngsters aged 7 to 15. From July 1 to Aug. 23, the weekday, activity-packed sessions will be based at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, 1186 Nostrand Ave. (at Carroll …

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Harlem Moms Demand Black Barbies for Girls’ Birthday Parties

All Georgia Braithwaite wanted for her fifth birthday was a black Barbie-themed party. “They look like princesses and fairies,” Georgia said while playing with two black Barbie dolls at her daycare one afternoon. “They look like me.” Her mom Karen Braithwaite, 40, a human resources manager, didn’t think that would be a problem because Georgia …

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Living and Loving In New York City: An Essay

Admittedly, it’s become a pretty tired topic for many of us Black women, considering the fact that we’ve found ourselves on the receiving end of some pretty depressing media-fueled reports these past few years concerning our allegedly lackluster crop of marrying prospects. Still, the questions sisters of all ages ask remains: where are the Black …

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Which Carrier Offers the Best iPhone 5 Plan?

T-Mobile is finally getting the iPhone 5, meaning that Apple’s latest and greatest is available on every major U.S. wireless carrier. In addition to the iPhone 5, T-Mobile has done away with cellphone contracts and moved to flat-rate pricing. The company hopes its new plans — as well as its monthly installment payments for the device itself — will lure customers …

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Children’s Books that are Great for the Entire Family

Author Carmen Rubin has been teaching and telling stories since she can remember. As a child, at the end of a school year, she would ask her teachers for leftover school assignments so that she could spend summer hours playing teacher to neighborhood kids.  It was a game Carmen and her friends found enjoyable. It’s …

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A New Breed Of Upscale Salons Are Transforming The Images Of Harlem

Harlem has always been a place that is rich in culture and in more recent years hallmarked by cultural diversity. As the landscape of Harlem has changed, so has the brand of beauty services being offered in this historic region. The presence of mom-and-pop beauty shops is still very prevalent, but there’s a new breed …

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