DILLARD UNIVERSITY SELECTED FOR $1 MILLION GRANT FROM UNCF TO IMPROVE JOB OUTCOMES FOR GRADUATES

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NEW ORLEANS – Dillard University is pleased to announce it is among 24 institutionsselected to receive a UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) implementation grant.  Made possible through a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., and will work with these select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) to improve job placement outcomes for their graduates.

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Stuart Hall

Wish I could make this. Rotary World coming to Atlanta.

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“Whither the Caribbean? Stuart Hall’s Intellectual Legacy,” the 2017 Stuart Hall Conference will take place June 1-3, 2017, at the University of the West Indies-Mona, in Kingston, Jamaica. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2017. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]

Call for Papers: The Institute of Caribbean Studies and Reggae Studies Unit in association with the Stuart Hall Foundation and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus invite proposals for papers in Cultural Studies or related fields for the 2017 Stuart Hall Conference under the theme ” Whither the Caribbean?: Stuart Hall’s Intellectual Legacy” .

Jamaican-born Stuart Hall can best be described as a cultural theorist and master intellectual. Hall is one of the founding fathers of the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies and by extension is credited, along with his contemporaries, for the genesis of the field of Cultural Studies. While other West Indian…

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Review for Street Performer Playing a Broken Violin

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At first, I found his rendition of “When the Saints Come Marching In” endearing, until I heard the same rendition, scratched out-of-tune against the violin’s abused strings, for the sixth time. He stands on the corner of Wentworth and King, battered case lying at his feet. I, of course, have witnessed street performances from around the world—the immigrant’s trumpet bellows in a walking tunnel in Tuebingen, the one-arm man’s accordion finesse in the city square of Krakow, the instrument-less lament of a Cuban opera singer at Havana’s rum-washed Malecon—and the man in Charleston, SC is not up to snuff.His repertoire is obviously lacking: he shifts between Charlie Brown and other pop standards before reverting back inevitably to “When the Saints Come Marching In.”

Although performing these songs on a broken violin seemed at first avant garde, a stab to establish an atonal surprise for the passerby listeners– the venue itself…

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Tango Isn’t for Everyone

When someone expresses an interest in learning tango, I often hesitate. I know tango looks fun, sexy and beautiful, but it can be a serious commitment. It’s a hardcore pursuit. Yes, some peop…

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BOOK REVIEW: THE 10TH FONTANA BOOK OF GREAT HORROR STORIES

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BOOK REVIEW: THE 10TH FONTANA BOOK OF GREAT HORROR STORIES

BOOK: The 10th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories

AUTHOR: Edited by Mary Danby

GENRE: Horror Anthologies

ISBN: 0-00-614272-9

FIRST PUBLISHED: 1977

PUBLISHER: Fontana Books

LANGUAGE: English

Lets talk horror. I’m a fan of ghost stories. Tales which make me look around as I read. Just to ensure that I don’t have an unwanted company. I’ve just completed reading one book in the Fontana Book series. The Fontana Books are a series of twenty books; anthologies of ghost stories published from 1972 to 1984. The book I have is the tenth to be published in the series, and my first to read. I know, I should have started with the first. (Sequence.) I couldn’t get book one, (edited by Christine Bernard) so I’ve started with the tenth.

From the first page, I…

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DU Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture Documentary

My Alma Mater is doing great things!

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The Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture recently released a trailer for their upcoming documentary The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot.
The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot is a full-length documentary that unveils the untold stories of New Orleans black chefs, cooks, street food vendors, grocers and butchers from 1718 to the present. Highlighting the trials and triumphs of being black, working, cooking and eating in the culinary capital of the United States throughout the centuries. From Nellie Murray, the most sought after Créole de couleur caterer in New Orleans for many premier society balls and parties in the 1890s to the legendary Leah Chase, chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase Restaurant. Please click on the link to enjoy the movie trailer.

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ParTee On The Green : April 6, 2016. downtown Augusta

a community dance party American Bandstand meets Soul Train meets Shag City meets Teen Town in this #AugustaGolf tradition, an amazing Celebration of Community for all ages. “ParTee On The Green” i…

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