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Director Ava DuVernay by Marie Maye at AFI Fil...

There were several stories in the news this week that got my attention, such as Ava Duvernay (pictured above) winning best director honors at Sundance, the death of Don Cornelius and BET taking a moral stand to ban Nicki Manaj’s new video for being too explicit. (Oh, so, now she’s too raunchy? Really?) Here are some of the other stories that caught my eye:


*Ava Duvernay Is First Black Woman To Win Sundance Award For Best Director (BET)

*Chicago’s Navy Pier May Be Getting A New Look (Chicago Sun-Times)

*Good Advice For Fiction Writers: Are You Asking & Answering The Right Story Questions (The Other Side of Story)


*Patriot Player Released On Eve Of Superbowl (Yahoo Sports)

*Clipper’s Blake Griffin’s Nasty Dunk (You Tube)

*Soul Train Laid The Rails For A Cultural Revolution (USA Today)

* Time Square Tribute To Don Cornelius (New York Post/Yo Tube)

*Singer David Peaston Dies, Complications From Diabetes (EURweb.com)

*What? BET Takes A Moral Stand & Bans Nicki Manaj Video (Huffington Post)

*The First Lady Beats Ellen DeGeneres In A Push-up Challenge (Huffington Post)

Life in General:

*John H. Johnson Honored with Black Heritage Stamp (Associated Press/Chicago Sun-Times)

*Kansas Speaker Sends Out Hateful “Prayer” for President Obama (Examiner.com)

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