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Artist/sculptor Elizabeth Catlett

Week 04.02.12 – One major headline in the news this week was the announcement that artist/sculptor Elizabeth Catlett (pictured above) had passed away at the age of 96. CBS news anchor Mike Wallace also passed away at age 93. Be sure to watch the 1959 video from a TV documentary he did called “The Hate that Hate Produced.” Read about her impressive life story under the “Creativity” section. Also in the news this week was the debut of the movie trailer for Sparkle, starring Whitney Houston and Jordan Sparks. The new film, based of the 1976 movie, is slated for release August 17. See the other headlines you may have missed below.

(Click on the titles below to read the articles and watch videos.)


* Artist Elizabeth Catlett Dies At 96 (The New York Times)

* M&M Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe (Sally’s Baking Addiction)

* How To Write A Book When Your Really, Really Busy (Writer’s Digest)

* 4 Tips To Adding A New Twist To An Old Plot (The Other Side of Story)

* 8 Hours With Theaster Gates (Art and Seek)

* CBS News Anchor Mike Wallace Passes Away At Age 93 (Indiewire.com)


* Sparkle Movie Trailer Recently Released (YouTube)

* Actress Meagan Good Engaged To A Preacher (Global Grind)

* Burger King Apologizes To Mary J For Chicken Wrap Commercial (CBS News)

* Maybe OWN Wasn’t Such A Good Idea (EURwed.com)

* David Banner Speaks Candidly On Black Community & Trayvon Martin Case (Black Enterprise)

Life in General:

* Black Girls More Likely To Start Puberty Than Other Races (ABC News)

* McDonald’s Worker Now Says She Lost Lotto Ticket (The Grio)

* Pink Slime Forces Company Into Bankruptcy (ABC News)

* 5 Ways to Add Love to Your Life (Oprah.com)

* Ex-cops Sentenced in Katrina Killings (Yahoo News)

* Worst Cities For Black Women (Black American)

Whitney Houston and Jordan Sparks star in the upcoming movie "Sparkle". Will you go to the theater to see it? Watch the trailer now.

Photos: Vintage Black Glamour, Stage 6 Films