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June 29, 2009
Afoxé Oyá Alaxé is a social organization, educational and cultural-religious african city of Recife-PE.
Fula or Fulani or Fulbe (the latter being an Anglicisation of the word in their language, Fulɓe) are an ethnic group of people spread over many countries, predominantly in West Africa, but found also in Central Africa and Sudanese North Africa. The countries in Africa where they are present include Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, The Gambia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Cameroon,Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Chad, Togo, the Central African Republic, Ghana, Liberia, and as far as Sudan in the east.source
June 28, 2009
Betty Allen, an American mezzo-soprano who become an internationally known opera singer as well as a voice teacher and arts administrator, was born as Elizabeth Louise Allen, (or Betty Lou), was born on March 17, 1927, in Campbell, Ohio, near Youngstown. She died in Valhalla, N.Y. on June 22, 2009. She was 82.
She was known for her collaborations with American composers, such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, among others. She was a frequent performer at many of the world's greatest opera hours, such as the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera. source
The Angelrock Project is an on-line e-village promoting volunteerism, social responsibility, and sustainable change. The site serves as a pathway for those seeking pertinent information on how to lead a life of service. The Angelrock Project includes valuable information on how to volunteer, advice on making monetary or in-kind donations, links to life-changing service organizations, recommends wonderful products that you can purchase to sustain third-world artisans, and suggests corporations who donate a percentage of proceeds to worthy non-profit organizations. Continue reading here
June 27, 2009
And to learn more about HIV testing and what you can do to spread the message, visit cdc.gov andaids.gov.
June 26, 2009
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist and entertainer. The seventh child of theJackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, his 1982 Thriller is the world's best-selling record of all time and four other solo studio albums are also among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987),Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).
In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossoverfollowing on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.
One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era. Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades. He died unexpectedly on June 25, 2009, aged 50. The specific cause of death is yet to be determined.source
June 25, 2009
"Pop star Michael Jackson has been taken to UCLA Medical Center by ambulance suffering from cardiac arrest, fire officials confirm."
"Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a 911 call at Jackson's home around 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda says." source
Fawcett, who checked into a hospital in early April, had been battling anal cancer on and off for three years." source
Susana Baca de la Colina (b. Chorrillos, Lima Province, Peru, 1944) is a prominent Peruvian singer of Afro-Peruvian descent. She has been a key figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music within Peru. source
June 24, 2009
Socialite and up-and-coming jewelry and accessory designer, fine jewelry and luxury handbags inspired by her travels around the world.
June 23, 2009
Join RENEE FORDE as she vies for the tile of MISS BARBADOS WORLD 2009; Barbados most prestigious pageant. The official crowing will take place on OCTOBER, 3 2009 at the Plantation Theatre in Barbados.
Renee is ambitious, determined, and a talented young woman. She is currently studying Broadcast Journalism, completing a fast-track post-graduate program for industry professionals. Renee’s goal is to become an influential Journalist bringing awareness to issues that affect our world.
Given the short period of time to be a contestant, Renee is hoping to use that as a platform to do all she can by giving back. For her HIV/AIDS awareness project, Renee is volunteering as an Ambassador for Barbados Charity Ball Aid; an annual event to raised funds for youth scholarships and HIV/AIDS for Barbados. She also plans to put her Broadcasting background to use by creating an educational awareness video that can be used as a teaching tool in prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Lastly, Renee is passionate about working with youth and children. Renee’s personal project will be to donate educational items to her charity of choice for children with disabilities.
Renee is dedicated to this amazing opportunity to possibly represent Barbados as an Amassador. She is confident her determination, love of modeling and spokeswoman, but mainly, compassion to help those less fortunate makes her an excellent choice. Renee truly embodies the motto, BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE.
Vote for RENEE FORDE for people’s choice Miss WORLD BARBADOS 2009.