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Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings On DrAlvin.Com

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By |October 18th, 2019|African Americans, Biography, Education, Politics|Comments Off on Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings On DrAlvin.Com

My Conversation With Carolyn Sloan, Author Of Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration Of America’s Music, Featuring “When the Saints Go Marching In”

Click Here To Listen Carolyn Sloan Are you ready to swing? Discover the wonders of jazz: How to get in the groove, what it means to play a solo, and the joy of singing along in a call-and-response. In this interactive swing-along picture book with 12 sound chips, you’ll hear the instruments of jazz—the rhythm section with its banjo, drums, and tuba, and the leads, like the clarinet, trumpet, and trombone. And you’ll hear singers scat, improvising melodies with nonsense syllables like be-bop and doo-we-ah! Along the way, you’ll learn how this unique African American art form started in New Orleans, and how jazz changed over time as innovative musicians like King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|African Americans, Education, Jazz, Music, Uncategorized, Youth|Comments Off on My Conversation With Carolyn Sloan, Author Of Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration Of America’s Music, Featuring “When the Saints Go Marching In”

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Settle The HBCU Lawsuit Now! On DrAlvin.Com

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By |October 17th, 2019|African Americans, campbell, DrValencia, Education, Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Settle The HBCU Lawsuit Now! On DrAlvin.Com

My Conversation With Mandy Lee, Author Of The Art Of Escapism Cooking: A Survival Story, With Intensely Good Flavors

Click Here To Listen Mandy Lee In this inventive and intensely personal cookbook, the blogger behind the award-winning ladyandpups.com reveals how she cooked her way out of an untenable living situation, with more than eighty delicious Asian-inspired dishes with influences from around the world. For Mandy Lee, moving from New York to Beijing for her husband’s work wasn’t an exotic adventure—it was an ordeal. Growing increasingly exasperated with China’s stifling political climate, its infuriating bureaucracy, and its choking pollution, she began “an unapologetically angry food blog,” LadyandPups.com, to keep herself from going mad. Mandy cooked because it channeled her focus, helping her cope with the difficult circumstances of her new life. She filled her kitchen [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|China, Cooking / Food, Memoir|Comments Off on My Conversation With Mandy Lee, Author Of The Art Of Escapism Cooking: A Survival Story, With Intensely Good Flavors

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Making Your Giving Count On DrAlvin.Com

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By |October 11th, 2019|African Americans, Charity, DrValencia, Women, Youth|Comments Off on Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Making Your Giving Count On DrAlvin.Com

My Conversation With Jan Stocklassa, Author Of The Man Who Played With Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin

Click Here To Listen Jan Stocklassa “A fascinating ‘creative nonfiction’ account of the greatest unsolved mystery in Swedish history.” —Wall Street Journal “It’s more than just a thrilling book…There’s a lot of evidence that points to an international conspiracy.” —CBS This Morning Saturday The author of the Millennium novels laid out the clues. Now a journalist is following them. When Stieg Larsson died, the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo had been working on a true mystery that out-twisted his Millennium novels: the assassination on February 28, 1986, of Olof Palme, the Swedish prime minister. It was the first time in history that a head of state had been murdered without a clue [...]

By |October 8th, 2019|History|Comments Off on My Conversation With Jan Stocklassa, Author Of The Man Who Played With Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin

My Conversation With Diahann Carroll, Author Of The Legs Are The Last To Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, And Other Things I Learned The Hard Way

Click Here To Listen Diahann Carroll It's conventional wisdom that Hollywood has no use for a woman over forty. So it's a good thing that Diahann Carroll—whose winning, sometimes controversial career breached racial barriers—is anything but conventional. Here she shares her life story with an admirable candidness of someone who has seen and done it all. With wisdom that only aging gracefully can bestow, she talks frankly about her four marriages as well as the other significant relationships in her life, including her courtship with Sidney Poitier; racial politics in Hollywood and on Broadway; and the personal cost, particularly to her family, of being a pioneer. Carroll's storied history, blunt views, and notorious wit will [...]

By |October 4th, 2019|Biography|Comments Off on My Conversation With Diahann Carroll, Author Of The Legs Are The Last To Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, And Other Things I Learned The Hard Way

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Supporting The Journey Of Cancer Survivors On DrAlvin.Com

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By |October 4th, 2019|African Americans, Health, Medical, Science, Self-Help, Spirituality, Women|Comments Off on Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Supporting The Journey Of Cancer Survivors On DrAlvin.Com