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    Daddy Yankee Aids Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Daddy Yankee to raise $1.5 million for Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico In response to the tragic devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico native, rapper, producer and “Despacito” singer Daddy Yankee has pledged a personal donation of $250,000 and to raise an additional $1.5 million toward Habitat for Humanity’s plans to help Puerto Ricans repair and [...]

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    Homelessness Escape Room

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    Former Homeless Man Helps Build Escape Room to Share Story, Inspire Action, Enhance Understanding A ground-breaking Escape Room is set to be unveiled in Metro Vancouver, allowing the public to encounter homelessness in a radical new way. The room, called Encounter, was partly conceived, designed, constructed, and engineered by formerly homeless Canadians who want the public to understand [...]

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    Breast Cancer Awareness

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know and How You Can Help Thanks to earlier detection –through screening and increased awareness— and better treatments, a woman’s risk of dying of breast dropped 38 percent between the late 1980s and 2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer deaths during that time. However, [...]

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COVER STORY: LISA LING

 By Teryl Warren As host of the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s docu-series “Our America,” veteran journalist Lisa Ling explores the good, the bad and the provocative sides of life in communities throughout the United States and encourages us to, well, own it. “No pun intended,” she laughed, at the obvious tie we made between “own” [...]

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SALUTE TO INDEPENDENTS!

Ask any executive at a major record label and they’ll tell you: technology has completely changed the music business forever. Now, more than ever, talented artists are able to create, distribute and promote their original music outside of the traditional industry machine. And while this new accessibility of music has received mixed reviews from music [...]

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Designer Spotlight: Alexis Bellino’s Alexis by Tal Sheyn

Fans of reality television will recognize the statuesque Alexis Bellino from her role on the Bravo series “Real Housewives of Orange County.”  Fans may also recognize the designs from her clothing line Alexis by Tal Sheyn, as she regularly models her creations on the show. Alexis and her designing partner Tal Sheyn recently turned heads [...]

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MR. RIGHT: LADAINIAN TOMLINSON

On June 18, future NFL Hall of Fame running back Ladainian Tomlinson came home and retired as a San Diego Charger after an 11-year career. “It wasn’t because I didn’t want to play anymore,” he said, “It was simply time to move on.” Often referred to by his initials “L.T.,” Tomlinson leaves the game as [...]