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Chance to Win Two Tickets to See Jay-Z in Concert Sweepstakes!

Your Chance to Win Two Tickets to See Jay-Z in Concert from Your Friends at What's The 411 Networks!

All you need to do is, "Like" What's The 411's Facebook page ( and then complete the entry form.

You will be entered into the sweepstakes to win a pair of concert tickets to see Jay-Z rock the house on Monday, October 1, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY!

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You must be 18 years of age and over to win these tickets. This is a ticket only contest.

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Noel Pointer Court Makes Its Debut

Noel Pointer Court is Not Your Typical Low-Moderate Housing Complex

Today was the ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for Noel Pointer Court, a newly-constructed residential building with 23 affordable apartments developed by Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC).

As you can see from the photos, this is not your typical low-to-moderate income housing. Kudos to BSDC!

The building, named in honor of the late Brooklyn-born jazz violinist Noel Pointer, is located at 790 Lafayette Avenue between Throop and Marcus Garvey Avenues in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Low-and moderate-income tenants for the eight 1-bedroom and fifteen 2-bedroom apartments were selected via a public lottery process conducted in partnership with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

More than 4,000 applications were received.

Tom Joyner Offers Rachel Jeantel Full College Scholarship

Ebony magazine reported that radio personality Tom Joyner, also known as "The Fly Jock," has offered Rachel Jeantel, a full scholarship to any Historically Black College or University she chooses.

The website Joyner founded,, confirmed the news.

Rachel Jeantel is the friend of Trayvon Martin who spoke to him shortly before he was murdered.

Jeantel spoke to Joyner on his radio show Tuesday morning. He said to her: "If you want to graduate from high school and go to an HBCU, even if it's not in Florida but especially Florida, like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that. I will help you get tutors to get you out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT and I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU you'd like."

Tonight, July 16, Tom Joyner heads to CNN to talk with evening talk show host Piers Morgan.

Rita Moreno Receives SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to actress Rita Moreno!

Hollywood legend, actress Rita Moreno can add one more notch to her impressive honors - the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced it is presenting the Puerto-Rican-born star with the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. The multi-talented 81-year-old actress is the 50th recipient of this honor. SAG-AFTRA is the actors' union.

"She is an extraordinarily versatile, talented and generous actor whose career is notable for its courageous choices and for the breadth, depth, and quality of her many demanding and commanding roles," said in a statement SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard, as reported in The Hollywood Reporter. "She is a magnificent actor, and I am honored to join all SAG-AFTRA members in recognizing the incomparable Rita Moreno."

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