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A Black American February 15, 2009

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Caution: May contain inappropriate language.

“A Black American” by Smokey Robinson

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“What’s G” (continued) February 9, 2009

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I previously shared with you parts 1 & 2 of Gatorade’s “What’s G” campaign.  Below is the third installment.  I just found out Spike Lee directed the commercials.  Why didn’t I know that?  Now the coolness factor makes sense. Check out this interview with Spike.

Today In Black History: Feb. 8 – Oprah February 8, 2009

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1986 – Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African-American to host a nationally syndicated talk show.

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story February 7, 2009

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Check this out on Sat., Feb 7 @ 8pm (eastern) on TNT.

In 1987 Dr. Ben Carson was the first to successfully separate Saimese twins joined at the back of the head.  More info: http://www.tnt.tv/movies/giftedhands/

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DTV: Are you ready? January 22, 2009

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tvconverterboxWe’ve all seen the commercials telling us the end of analog TV occurs at midnight on February 17th.  Those of us who don’t have cable or satellite will need to purchase digital converter boxes or a TV with a digital tuner to continue watching our favorite shows.

I was able to purchase mine through the federal coupon program, where you can receive up to two $40 coupons to assist you with the cost.  You can apply at www.dtv2009.gov.  Unfortunately there is a waiting list, but applications are still being accepted.  (Members of Congress have suggested delaying the switch over to digital to allow consumers more time to purchase converter boxes).  Most converter boxes cost $40-$70, and are available at major retailers including Target, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and K-Mart.

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