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August 31, 2015

When You Realize What Matters Most

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One day, you realize how absurd your current mindset is, that this shit doesn't matter. You let your demons go, knowing that, perhaps, sharing your story can help some other chubby, goofy, socially-isolated, sensitive kid getting bulled in America who feels like no one in the world cares about him.

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This holiday season, BlackVoices.com decided to spread the holiday cheer by surprising twelve (12) of our avid readers with gifts courtesy of the season. Check out who the lucky winners are!

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'A Season in the Congo', written by the late Aime Cesaire and produced by Jackie Jeffries and Rico Speight, explores the nation's first year of independence and the rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba.

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There is only one 'King of Pop' and his name is Michael Joseph Jackson.

The Gary, Indiana native was the consummate entertainer, with a music catalog that spans nearly half a century.

A childhood musical prodigy, he entered the public's heart as the pint-sized lead singer of the family band, the Jackson 5. From humble beginnings and a highly talented musical family, as well, Jackson went on to attain some of the highest honors in music and solidify himself as one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen.

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Whitney Houston, the six-time Grammy Award-winning chanteuse who burst on the scene in 1985 with her self-titled debut, and within a quarter of a century became one of the best-selling vocalists of all time, is celebrating her 47th birthday.

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Yesterday, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and activist Angelique Kidjo performed hr rendition of the 1970 Curtis Mayfield classic 'Move On Up' at the kick-off celebration for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg, South Africa. The performance was broadcast in the United States by ABC, ESPN, and Vevo.

2010 marks the first year that the tournament will be held on the African continent.

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Grammy Award-winning artist and philanthropist Wyclef Jean can now add another distinguished honor to his long list of achievements: The Haitian-born Jean was awarded an honorary doctorate on May 23 from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.



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