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Doctor inspires others to share at Christmas, life

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Losing his parents at a very young age, Dr. Sean Doorn, a Georgetown, Guyana-born educator, views this time of the year as his least favorite, simply because his mother died a few months before the Christmas season, and later, his father died, memories, despite sad, helped him to toughen-up, and strive for excellence during his life’s journey.

A school psychologist with the New York City Department of Education for the past eleven years, Dr. Doorn remembers spending most of his younger life constantly ill, to the point, where he was hospitalized, and at home in bed, missing out on his formal years of education.

His mother back then, was a staff member at the Georgetown Public Hospital, and not afforded time-off to spend…

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Explore a continent of African design at the Blanton Museum of Art – Entertainment & Life – Austin 360

“Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design” is one of the largest exhibitions ever to reside temporarily at the Blanton Museum of Art.

It unpacks a dizzying array of more than 200 objects made by more than 120 artists from 22 countries in the widest conceivable range of patterns from the world’s second-largest continent.

One piece early in the show, in fact, demonstrates how much of the rest of the world could fit into the outline of an African map. Forget, if you can, your standard Mercator projection maps, which, in order to stretch a globe conceptually onto a flat surface, exaggerate the size of countries near the poles — Russia, Greenland, Canada and others — and reduce the scale of Africa.

This gargantuan exhibition, which continues at the University of Texas…

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The Nigerian Photographer Documenting African Life

Documentary photographer Yagazie Emezi was in college when she received her first camera — a gift from her then boyfriend who had hoped she would use it to capture her future travels. By the time Emezi graduated from university and left New Mexico to return to Nigeria, she had no idea that the camera she was gifted would lead to a career shooting for the New York Times and Time Magazine and a community of more than 140k Instagram followers.

It’s not surprising that Emezi has amassed such a massive social media following. Aside from being a stylish muse for some of Nigeria’s top designers (she’s a fan of local brands Nyosi and Gozel Green), her Instagram page reads like a visual love letter to Africa — one that continuously grows in content and beauty. A self-taught…

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Study Shows Gun Violence Cuts Life Expectancy For Blacks

Cyntoia Brown must spend at least five decades in prison before she will be eligible for parole, a Tennessee Supreme Court Supreme Court ruled Thursday (Dec. 6). Brown, 30, has been behind bars for more than a decade for the 2004 murder of real-estate agent Johnny Allen.

Lawyers for Brown say that her life sentence amounts to cruel and unusual punishment because she was a minor at the time of her arrest, despite being tried as an adult. Brown’s petition for post-conviction relief argues that her mandatory minimum sentence is unconstitutional, citing the Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling in Miller v. Alabama.

In an eight page decision, the state Supreme Court of judges unanimously concluded that a “defendant so convicted and sentenced to life in prison under Tennessee Code Annotated section…

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) Shares Sold by Standard Life Aberdeen plc

Standard Life Aberdeen plc decreased its holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) by 81.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 57,067 shares of the company’s stock after selling 248,921 shares during the period. Standard Life Aberdeen plc’s holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises were worth $7,417,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Legacy Capital Partners Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises by 7.2% in the 3rd quarter. Legacy Capital Partners Inc. now owns 6,552 shares of the company’s stock worth $851,000 after purchasing an…

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Gun violence has cut more than four years from the average life expectancy of African Americans …

Gun violence has cut the average life expectancy of African Americans by four years – roughly twice the loss of years that white Americans are …
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