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Photo of the Week: Freddie Perry and his Twin Brother

VIDEO: The Perry Brothers graduate with Master's Degrees, an MBA and a Master's in Education

Our Photo of the Week is Freddie Perry with his twin brother, they both received Masters Degrees.

Freddie received an MBA from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, and his brother received a Master’s in Education.

Barbershop Books Receives 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize

The National Book Foundation awards The 2017 Innovations in Reading Award to Barbershop Books

Congratulations to Harlem-based Barbershop Books!

The National Book Foundation awarded The 2017 Innovations in Reading Award to Barbershop Books, a community-based reading program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops.

Over the past 2 years, Barbershop Books has transformed 49 barbershops into community spaces that support positive early reading experiences for boys in 18 cities across 11 states.

Barbershop Books will receive a $10,000 prize and will be recognized at the second annual Why Reading Matters Conference on June 15.

Four organizations received honorable mention for the 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize are Books@Work (Shaker Heights, OH), the Great Reading Games (Princeton, NJ), Poetry in Motion (New York, NY), and Reach Out and Read (Boston, MA).

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The Why Reading Matters Conference 2017 Coming to NYC

The National Book Foundation’s Why Reading Matters Conference 2017 focuses on building a new audience for books

The National Book Foundation is hosting the Why Reading Matters Conference 2017 on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Frank Sinatra School of Arts in Long Island City, NY.

The theme this year is Why Reading Matters: Building a New Audience, and the conference will feature a full day of presentations focused on building a new audience for books.

Check www.nationalbook.org, for more information

 

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Chris Rock Let the World Know He Thinks La La Anthony is Hot

VIDEO DISCUSSION: Should Carmelo Anthony be upset with Chris Rock's pass at his estranged wife, La La Anthony? Is Chris Rock pouring salt in the wounds?

Word on the street is that New York Knicks basketball player Carmelo Anthony is hopping mad at comedian Chris Rock for shooting his shot at his estranged wife, La La Anthony on The Wendy Williams Show.

The Jasmine Brand is reporting that Anthony was so mad, he texted several friends to complain/vent and called film director and NY Knicks super fan Spike Lee for help; and reportedly La La is amused.

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