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Maya Angelou: Donít Be a Whiner

maya angelouDr. Maya Angelou sat down with CNN's Ali Velshi on her birthday to share a few pearls of wisdom. “It's dangerous to whine,” says the 82-year-old. “What you can do is protest,” she continued.

 

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Attitude Exact Celebrates New Gates Release with Sale

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Well-wishers and art collectors gathered at Attitude Exact Galley on Washington’s historic Barrack Row on Capital Hill, D.C. Saturday, May 15 including Rebecca Newman of Takoma Park, D.C. and Dr. Keith Crawford of Bloomingdale, D.C., who are seen here discussing with artist Shaunte Gates (front) of Brentwood, D.C. andhis latest creation.


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Elena Kagan Out by a Nose

In our most read Snippets in recent times, we asked readers if they would confirm Elena Kagan as a U.S. Supreme Court justice if they were a U.S. Senator. Almost the majority of readers, 47% percent said “No,” 41% said, “Yes,” and 11 percent are “not sure.” This was also the largest participation we have ever gotten in our polls, however, this was the first time no reader left an additional comment.

survey iconThis Snippet’s question: If the U.S. Senate confirms Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court will consist of six Catholics and three Jews though nearly one in every two Americans is a Protestant. Do you think President Obama should have nominated a Protestant to the Court?


The Harlem Renaissance: As Gay as it was Black

"The Harlem Renaissance: As Gay as it was Black" exhibit continues through Wednesday, June 30 at Florida Atlantic University in Baton Rouge, FL. The title comes scholar Henry Louis Gates, who once said that the Harlem Renaissance was "…surely as gay as it was black, not that it was exclusively either of these."

The exhibit chronicles the leading gay participants in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s including writers such as Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston; singers Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith; dancer Josephine Baker; and comedian Jackie "Moms" Mabley.

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Senegal Draws Tourists with Sun, Sea and Sex

Women — often White, European and "of a certain age" — flock solo to Senegal's shores year-round for what one hotel manager called "the three 'S's: sun, sea and sex."


“It’s a question of survival. Life is hard. If I didn’t have these women, I’d be struggling," said Moussa, a 31-year-old dreadlocked drum player who has been "dating" female tourists since 2003.

Shock at Senegal Gay Jail Terms

A judge added three years to a five-year sentence saying the men were also members of a criminal group. Most of the men belonged to an association set up to fight HIV and AIDS.

 

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