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Homeless Animals Awareness Week

Homeless Animals Awareness Week

February 9-16th Thirteen local animal shelters join forces from February 9- February 16th to recognize Homeless Animal Awareness Week (HAAW). During Homeless Animal Awareness Week, animal shelters are reminding their friends and animal lovers to spread the word that local shelters are full of wonderful pets waiting for their new family to walk through the…

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Rihanna Will Receive NAACP President’s Award

Rihanna Will Receive NAACP President’s Award

The NAACP announced on Tuesday that Rihanna will be the 2020 President’s Award. The President’s Award is presented “in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service,” according to a press statement from the NAACP. “Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician, but has also distinguished herself as…

Missy Elliott Shares Photo of Portsmouth Student’s Black History Month Project

Missy Elliott Shares Photo of Portsmouth Student’s Black History Month Project

A second-grade student from Portsmouth made Missy Elliot the subject of her Black History Month project. Kayla Swann, a second-grader at Hodges Manor Elementary School, created a poster that shows Missy Elliott in her patent leather blow-up suit from “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” video. After a Twitter user shared a photo of the project…

How Timbaland Stared Down Death, Beat Addiction, and Lost 130 Pounds

How Timbaland Stared Down Death, Beat Addiction, and Lost 130 Pounds

Legendary hip hop producer Timbaland opened up to Men’s Health Magazine about overcoming addiction, dropping more than 100 pounds, and gaining a new perspective. He told the magazine that following a root canal in 2011 he started receiving a prescription for painkillers. Then “my arm started bothering me,” he says, the remnant of an old injury—at…

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