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Renowned tap dancer turns foreclosed buildings into dance academy

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Savion Glover

A red Porsche sits on Brunswick Street, a bumpy, ill-repaired road just one block south of Clinton Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Gentrification has not made it here.

The luxury car seems out-of-place as it sits in front of a nondescript brown building in the Central Ward snuggled between the grassy-gravel parking lot of an abandoned church and a modest two-family home. Across the street is low income, public housing.

The Porsche and other expensive varieties park there several days a week, untouched for the last several years. The owner, Savion Glover, inheritor of the hoofer legacy (hoofer is the proper name for a tap dancer) and who is known as one of the top performing artists in the world today, parks his cars there because just like him, they belong.

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Fidel Castro’s son ‘Fidelito’ said to have committed suicide

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The end of the Castro era seems to be near as news agencies report that Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, son of famed revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, committed suicide on Thursday, Feb. 1, shortly after his announcement that he would run for president.

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan team up to create healthcare company

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Healthcare stocks plummeted by $69 billion after three major corporations announced that they teamed up to enter the industry as service providers.

Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway said that they are working towards building their own healthcare company to curb employee healthcare costs and overall, promote the well-being of employee’s and their families.

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Major auto dealer says cannabis smoking not a problem in hiring

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AutoNation, the largest U.S. auto-dealer chain relaxes hiring policy for applicants who test positive for cannabis in drug screenings.

Non-hires for other illegal drug substances are still part of the policy for AutoNation.

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Newark’s BlueBerry Cafe provides vegan options in an unlikely place

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Blueberry Cafe, a vegan eatery nestles itself in a Boost Mobile and doobie hair salon on Central Avenue.

Just around the corner are several traps. It might appear to be odd to have a healthy cafe in the heart of Newark, Nj., but the people deserve the right to eat to live.

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Restoring ex-felons voting rights makes Florida ballots this fall

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An initiative to restore the voting rights to 1.5 million ex-felons will be on Florida’s ballot in mid-term elections.

If passed, convicted felons with the exception of those with murder or sexual offenses, will be able to vote after fully completing sentencing, including probation or parole.

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Black, Latino unemployment down because folk ain’t working

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Unemployment numbers are down for blacks and Latinos since 1972, but so is job creation.

While the current Administration takes credit for low unemployment, the reality is that many stopped looking for jobs and joined long-term joblessness.

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Koch network and Trump are bedfellows again

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A network of donors founded by billionaires Charles Francis de Ganahl and David Koch expressed their approval of Donald Trump at a gathering this weekend in Palm Springs, California.

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Clench and Release: Kegel exercises strengthen the yin and yang

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The Kegel is no longer only for women, as men are experiencing numerous benefits from this practice.

This exercise plays a major role in bladder and bowel control, as well as healthy sexual function in both sexes.

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