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Under 40 forum report: leaders encourage diversity, pre-K expansion

Under 40 forum report: leaders encourage diversity, pre-K expansion

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. (July 20, 2016) — In a report released today, leaders under the age of 40 from across the state identified key issues for retaining and recruiting young talent to Arkansas.

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List: Fireworks shows in central Ark.

List: Fireworks shows in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – It’s that time of the year again! Folks across the Natural State usually celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, and THV11 is working to create a list of where Arkansans can enjoy a show.

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July 4th Island Fest at DeGray Lake Resort State Park: You can enjoy traditional Independence Day games and activities, including a watermelon eating contest, kayak race, basketball shooting, water balloon games, lawn bowling, crafts, demonstrations and more. Activities culminate for those 12 and under with an Underwater Treasure Hunt in the lodge pool. The fireworks show will begin at dark on July 4. (501) 865-5810. Visit DeGray.com for more information. This event is free.

 

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Arkansas coaches learn heads up football

Arkansas coaches learn heads up football

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Friday night football heroes are forged in the summer heat. In recent years, protecting young football players from that heat has been the top safety concern.

But now, there's a new worry about concussions. And that's why coaches from across the state gathered on Friday in Conway.

Even the NFL is threatened by concussions and head injuries. At that level, it's about liability and the quality of life after the game.

For Arkansas high school football coaches, it’s about convincing parents that the game is safe and kids that they can have fun on the field.

“The parents are really concerned about their kids, but if you can show them that you're going to take care of their kids, I have seen an increase in kids that usually don't play are gravitating back into our program.”

Calling all fashion models

Calling all fashion models
Little Rock Fashion Week is hosting its annual model search May 29th and June 5th at La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown, 617 S. Broadway St in Little Rock.  LITTLE ROCK FASHION WEEK 2016 MODEL CALLMay 29th & June 5th at 1 pm - 5 pm 
La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown 
617 S. Broadway 
Little Rock, AR 72201

Males and females of all ages and sizes! Wear plain white t-shirt/tank top, jeans, no make-up, and no accessories. Wear out of your face. Ladies bring heels.

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Actress Lynn Whitfield to give spring commencement speech

Actress Lynn Whitfield to give spring commencement speech

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Emmy award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield will be the keynote speaker for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Spring 2016 graduates.

The free, public event will be held Saturday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m. in the Pine Bluff Convention Center Arena.

One of the most respected members of the African-American acting community, Lynn Whitfield was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She credits watching classic movies on television with her grandmother as the inspiration for her career. She loved storytelling and creating characters as memorable as those performances she admired on screen. Today, the Emmy Award-winning actress has established a solid reputation for the authenticity she brings to her portrayal of women from all walks of life.

UAPB to mark 143 years during founder’s celebration

PINE BLUFF, Ark. –– The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will mark its 143rd Founder’s Celebration April 18-24.

With the theme, “Time to Transition: Celebrating the Past, Present and Future,” the schedule of events celebrates the diversity present at UAPB and honors the traditions that have been around for decades.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to speak at UAPB

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to speak at UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, one of the leading intellectual voices in the country, will be the keynote speaker for the Men’s Day Celebration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

The free, public event will be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. HPER Complex.

Hill is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. He is also the former host of the nationally syndicated television show Our World With Black Enterprise and a political contributor to Fox News Channel. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.