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Archive for July 2009

Famed Author, E. Lynn Harris Dead at 54

Everybody needs somebody who inspires them–who gives them something to shoot for. E. Lynn Harris was a prolific author who developed the courage to talk about his life and homosexuality in the African American community. He wrote vividly and created unforgettable characters. A lot of my youth […]

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Chris Brown Apologizes! – Can we forgive him?

Below I’ve included Chris Brown’s two minute apology concerning his attack on R&B superstar Rihanna. I felt it was necessary to include his apology for a couple of reasons. And here they are. 1. Chris Brown was 19 when this attack occurred and to our knowledge he […]

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Americans Are Getting Fatter… and more disabled… and sicker

I wanted to share this video about the fact that Americans across the nation are getting fatter. These reason obesity is such an issue is because it leads to illnesses that could be prevented (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) This obesity epidemic has shortened the lives of […]

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Teen Rescues Drowning Boy

I’m always glad to hear of someone being in the right place and not being afraid to do what is necessary to make a change, or in this case, save a life. I had to share this story in case you missed it. Visit for Breaking […]

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8th grade girls speak out about why they fight

In my first documentary film, Can She Be Saved?, I explore the aggression behind the increase in fighting amongst middle school girls. I expose the US culture of violence and find out the root causes. In this trailer, you get to see a tidbit of what my […]

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  • Walter Dean Myers Tribute #podcast #creativity
    Home of Author, Producer YASMIN SHIRAZWelcome to Episode 16 of Live Better with Your Host Yasmin Shiraz. This episode is dedicated to the prolific and beloved African American author Walter Dean Myers who passed away in July of 2014 at the age of 76. His career spanned 45 years and he wrote […]The post Walter Dean Myers Tribute #podcast #creativity appeared
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