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Dinner goes sour

Dinner goes sour

Jul. 17 | Lesli guardedly watched him as Keith coughed on a mouthful of fries, spitting out bits of short-rib. Managed to wash it down, wiping sauce from his face. He looked in his whiskey glass at specks of meat. What good mood he’d held onto since leaving...

Meeting the in-laws grows complicated

Meeting the in-laws grows complicated

Jul. 10 | That evening they stepped out on the town. They’d gone to see that revival of No Place to Be Somebody at the Apollo.  Leafing through the playbill, he’d idly suggested that it was time he met his in-laws-to-be. She had simply nodded, seriously...

Acting can help troubled youth face real-life drama

Acting can help troubled youth face real-life drama

Jul. 7 | Crossroads Panorama uses theater arts to build coping skills   By Dwight Hobbes  Contributing Writer  If you’re going to salvage a community, the important populace to focus on is the young. And, face it, the urban African American community...

Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack

Jul. 2 | March 4, 1944 — June 27, 2014     Bobby Womack, one of the last great legends of soul music, has passed into lore, leaving an incomparable legacy a generation will long remember. They don’t make music like this anymore, haven’t for quite...

Fried Chicken, Watermelon and You aims to heal cultural damage

Fried Chicken, Watermelon and You aims to heal cultural damage

Jun. 29 | Author challenges dysfunctional decisions Blacks make that hinder their progression   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   African Americans today are not known for an abiding sense of accountability. In fact, according to an overriding...

Lesli joins the two-percent club

Lesli joins the two-percent club

Jun. 26 | “I’ll grab something more to eat after I get there,” Lesli said as she prepared to leave for work. “Hit the commissary, then tackle that damned letter to the board. They have got to approve the plan to add a fourth floor. It’s expensive...

Keith resolves not to spook his new partner

Keith resolves not to spook his new partner

Jun. 19 | Keith clicked the television on and quickly got bored with Harris Faulkner talking about whatever the hell it was. He hunted through the DVD library and couldn’t believe Lesli’s contributions. The woman was crazy about romantic comedies...

Life coach teaches grow-as-you-go leadership skills

Life coach teaches grow-as-you-go leadership skills

Jun. 13 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Highly charismatic motivational speaker and leadership trainer Mary Jo Winston, PhD, is perfectly suited to her line of work. Inspirational? The very air seems to come alive around her. She certainly, completely...

Linda’s letter gets on Keith’s last nerve

Linda’s letter gets on Keith’s last nerve

Jun. 12 | Lesli’s ordering-in suggestion sounded good. Keith didn’t feel like cooking, and there should be a law against letting Lesli anywhere near pots or pans around a working stove. He grabbed a menu and picked up the phone. Her usual was French...

Hope for hip hop: Local students make The Next Move

Hope for hip hop: Local students make The Next Move

Jun. 12 | High School for the Recording Arts gives academia an undercurrent of artistry   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Visiting the High School for Recording Arts (HSRA) isn’t for the faint of heart. Your senses are bombarded as soon...