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As Trump Declares National Emergency To Fund Border Wall, Democrats Promise A Fight

Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET Calling it "a great thing to do," President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to help finance a long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. It's a highly unusual move from an unconventional president. In circuitous remarks in the Rose Garden, Trump said he was declaring an emergency because of "an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs." The move came a day after Congress approved a...

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Marvin Gaye's Unreleased Album 'You're The Man' To See The Light Of Day

The early '70s was a watershed era for Marvin Gaye ; What's Going On produced three chart-topping singles and became one of the most powerful and revered concept albums of all time, taking a reluctant Motown beyond producing hits; in 1972, Gaye recorded and released the film soundtrack, Trouble Man ; between 1971 and 1973 he recorded tracks for what would become the iconic album Diana and Marvin , released in 1973; just two months earlier, he had released the legendary Let's Get It On....

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"Old School, New School" 2019 Dancing with the President and First Lady

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$10 for students
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The dancing competition begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds support Bulldog Pride Committee scholarships and campus improvements.

Beyond Normal Lecture Series - Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University will host Dr. Bernice A. King to deliver an address for Black History Month (February 12) on “The Hill.”

All attendees must R.S.V.P by January 11, 2019. 

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Beyond Normal Lecture Series at Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University will host April Ryan for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Day Symposium (January 17) on "The Hill"

All attendees MUST R.S.V.P. by January 4, 2019

 

 

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Graduateprograms.com has released its 2018 list of the 25 best schools in the nation to earn a Master of Social Work degree.

Alabama A&M University's MSW program maintains its Top 10 ranking, pulling in at No. 9 with a 2018 student score of 85.42.

(Source: aamu.edu)

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Congratulations to Yurik Bethune, Armoni Holloway, Aqeel Glass, Trevon Walters and Dylan Hamilton!

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Inside the concert hall of the Violin Museum in Cremona, Italy, Antonio de Lorenzi plays the prelude from Bach's Partita No. 3 on a Stradivarius violin. Cremona is the town where master luthier Antonio Stradivari crafted his storied instruments three centuries ago.

But there's no guarantee that his instruments' inimitable sound will survive for centuries more, says Fausto Cacciatori, the museum's chief conservator.

A brickbat is something to wield: a rock, or a biting remark. It's also the name of the debut album by the British band Piroshka. Led by Miki Berenyi of British shoegazers Lush, the band comprises musicians from a handful of acts that made their mark in the 1990s British indie-pop scene, including Berenyi's partner K.J. McKillop of Moose, Elastica's Justin Welch and Modern English's Mick Conroy.

There is a lot going on out there in Latinx arts and culture. Usually, we explore it one theme at a time, but occasionally Alt.Latino pulls a bunch of it together, like you would in a magazine or a good anthology.

Through four conversations, Alt.Latino's "Winter Music Magazine" explores some distinct perspectives on life, legacy, creativity and moving forward.

Terence Blanchard wrote his first piece of music for a Spike Lee joint nearly 30 years ago. The movie was Mo' Better Blues, which revolves around a brooding jazz trumpeter played by Denzel Washington. Blanchard was on set to ghost those trumpet parts, but at one point, Spike heard him playing a theme at the piano, and asked him to write an accompanying string arrangement.

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