Month: July 2012

Ex-hoops star turns his focus to farming

 

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The son of African-American sharecroppers, Will Allen left his family’s farm to play professional basketball. He returned to his roots when he purchased a 100-acre farm outside of Milwaukee, Wisc.
 
In his new book, “The Good Food Revolution,” encourages urban farming and healthy eating.
 
“It is so important to understand where our food comes from and not just eat any kind of food because people put it in your neighborhood,” he says.
 
Click here to learn more about how Allen has caught the attention of First Lady Michelle Obama and has partnered with her to eliminate food deserts.

Raphael Saadiq performs at Taste of Chicago concert

 

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Soul singer Raphael Saadiq is looking forward to two things when he performs Saturday at the Taste of Chicago: Latin food and horseback riding.
 
Check out the former Tony! Toni! Tone! band member’s favorite haunts in the Windy City here.

Ledisi has found her way, even to the White House

 
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When First Lady Michelle Obama offers up her iPod playlist — and says you have a “really pretty voice” — a gig at the White House is the next step.
 
Grammy nominated singer Ledisi performs at the Country Club Hills Theatre Thursday on her second tour “Be Good to Yourself,” along with Eric Benet.
 
Read more about the R&B singer here.

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