1. How to Join GirlTrek this Saturday.


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    You've seen us in Essence, Ebony and on CNN. Even the First Lady gave us a shout out. Started by two friends, GirlTrek has already inspired 25,000 Black women and girls to lace up their sneakers and walk for health, joy and community!!! Joining is easy as 1-2-3! Watch this video, then share it with three women you love. Our mission? One million neighborhood walkers by 2018! Let's do this!!!

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    • Why voting matters


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      RainbowPUSH Spokesman Jonathan Jackson discusses what's at stake in Chicago's mayoral runoff between incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia.

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      • 2015 Black History Month Parade Atlanta, GA


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        • Were You There - African-American spiritual arranged for brass quintet


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          “Were You There” is a nineteenth-century African-American spiritual that likely predates the American Civil War, and may have roots in a folk hymn known in Tennessee as “Have You Heard How They Crucified My Lord?” It was first published in William Eleazar Barton's 1899 Old Plantation Hymns; and in 1940, it was included in the hymnal of the Episcopal Church with harmonization by C. Winfred Douglas, making it the first spiritual to be included in any major American hymnal. This arrangement evokes the call-and-response tradition of the spiritual, and features solo trumpet answered by low brass in the introduction and first stanza, solo trombone/low brass trio in the second stanza, and full ensemble in the final stanza. Although appropriate for use throughout the year, it is particularly fitting for performance on Good Friday, Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil) and Easter sunrise services. This video is a demo of the sheet music available from Con Spirito Music. Visit conspiritomusic.com.

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          • HARRIET TUBMAN: WHEN I CROSSED THAT LINE TO FREEDOM – Excerpt from the 2014 World Premiere production


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            American Opera Projects, in association with Irondale Ensemble Project HARRIET TUBMAN: WHEN I CROSSED THAT LINE TO FREEDOM Excerpt from the 2014 World Premiere production “These Are the Ways of the Underground Railroad” and “Crossing That Line to Freedom” Composer/librettist: Nkeiru Okoye Performances by: Janinah Burnett, Briana Hunter, Nicole Mitchell, Clinton Ingram, Damian Norfleet, Marsha Thompson, Ernest Jackson, Patrice P. Eaton, Kyle Guglielmo, Anthony P. McGlaun. Chorus: Brandie Sutton, Hannah Fuerst, Tesia Kwarteng, Christiana Little, Kevin Tucker, Leslie Tay, Ras Dia, Charles D. Carter Featuring a string quintet from The Harlem Chamber Players Conductor: Leslie B. Dunner Stage Director: Lemuel Wade Assistant Conductor: Mila Henry Recorded February 28, 2014, Irondale Center, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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            • GirlTrek: Organizer Tools (Photo Slideshow A)


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              Organizers unite! Working an event? Having a party? Or just want a little inspiration? Put this slideshow on repeat behind your booth to show vivid photos of the GirlTrek movement with upbeat music!. Stay tuned for more resources to set your next GirlTrek party off right!

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              • Contamination- A short film by R. Shanea Williams


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                Contribute to our new film project 'Paralysis'----> http://igg.me/p/paralysis/x/8815 Contamination is a short narrative film that tells the story of an African -American woman named Jade who suffers from severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD has made her a shut-in and her anxiety has increased so greatly that just to open her door she must wear a surgical mask and gloves for protection. Jade washes her hands constantly. She counts to six each time she does anything. Despite the concern of her aunt, Jade continues to deny help for her illness. Jade considers the possibility of a life beyond fear of contamination when she meets her past. Director: R. Shanea Williams Producer: Anthony J. Davis Contact: vision7580prods@gmail.com

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                • Did black Americans help to invent the movies – WrightsWords.com


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                  The Indiewire blog Shadow & Act told us about a new book, "Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life". Prof. Cara Caddoo's book will help the interested film lover to understand the history of black movie goers and the aesthetic of the movies that were made for their eyes. Check out my accompanying essay: http://bit.ly/1vraSEI

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                  • 2014 Family Reunion Meet and Greet - NOLA


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                    • SOS Forum Announcement


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                      Join The Heights as we host a Town Hall Forum created specifically for the young men in our communities. Our young men will have the opportunity to be heard and encouraged by influential leaders in the community. Invite a young brother to participate in this important dialogue on police interaction and overcoming the odds. Panel: Anthony G. Brown (Political Leader) Chief Mark Magaw (PGPD Chief) Chris Paul (Comedian) Marcus "Snuggs" Gates (Critical Condition Band) Jimmy Jenkins (Filmmaker) Camara Mintz, Esq. (Defense Attorney)

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