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Church hosts "Rap, Rhythm and Rhyme"

Church hosts "Rap, Rhythm and Rhyme"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - You are invited to attend an evening of Rap, Rhythm and Rhyme: Closing the Achievement Gap, which will be presented by nationally recognized ERIC CORK of Houston, Texas. The event will take place at Temple of Restoration on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  This event is an urban initiative fellowship promoting a three-part system in closing the educational achievement gap: the family, the school, and the church coming together to inspire achievements in all students.

Come and experience a grammatical and verbal reawakening as ERIC CORK ignites and shares proven techniques and strategies that appeal to all learners toward increased student achievement in writing across the curriculum. Leave this event with increased knowledge and skills for working with children in grades 7-12 with writing and grammar proficiency.

Community groups compete for grant

Community groups compete for grant

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Minority Initiative Sub Recipient Grant Office (MISRGO) at UAPB has released the 2011-2012 Request for Proposals (RFP) for community-based grants. The application process is open to all non-profit, community-based organizations who demonstrate the ability to effectively collaborate and execute tobacco prevention programs that service minority communities.

The MISRGO at UAPB was established in 2002 as an initiative of the Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement. The Office is responsible for addressing the devastating effects of tobacco consumption within Arkansas’ minority communities by preventing the initiation of tobacco use among youth, promoting cessation among youth and adults, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and identifying and eliminating disparities in tobacco use among different population groups.

“The MISRGO is committed to addressing tobacco-related health disparities across our state,” commented Dr.

Citizens celebrate in a spirit of service on MLK weekend

Citizens celebrate in a spirit of service on MLK weekend

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Soon after his inauguration, President Obama began the United We Serve initiative, calling on citizens to take an active part in their communities by volunteering. As the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday approaches, Arkansans are taking the president’s words to heart, as they celebrate the holiday not as a day off, but a day on.

Some of the events going on around the state:

The University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas MLK planning commission are hosting several events in Fayetteville over the weekend. On Saturday Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity is sponsoring community service project at the Fayetteville Health and Rehabilitation Center at 9 am, followed by a Praise and Reflection Service that evening. Sunday there will be a memorial service for Dr. King at the St. James Baptist Church.

Play performance part of anti-smoking campaign

Play performance part of anti-smoking campaign

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Students from Central High School will be performing an original play at UALR's Boyle Concert Hall on Thursday, January 13, at 7 pm.

The play, "Daddy's Passing," is about a family who loses their father due to complications from smoking. The event is a production of the In His Image Youth Development Center, which is funded by the UAPB Minority Grant Office. The group is dedicated to educating teenagers and the community about tobacco awareness and prevention.

JCCS offers free health screening

JCCS offers free health screening

PINE BLUFF, AR – Jefferson Comprehensive Care Systems, Inc. will provide free health screening to the community Saturday, January 15, 2011, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The free screening will take place in the Coretta Scott King Center located in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The health event is part of the ICVR KingFest Community Service Day honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through community service.

Groups, organizations and Central Park Weed and Seed residents are invited to join with the Old Saint James Scholars and the ICVR King Team, and volunteer at the Chester Hynes Community Center located 2101 West 11th Avenue in the Weed and Seed area. Work will begin at 9 am to 1 pm; volunteers will paint, clean and spruce up the community center. For details call 870-536-7274.

Red Cross: Winter weather impacts blood donations

Red Cross: Winter weather impacts blood donations

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Significant winter weather has visited Arkansas.

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Share your photos on TodaysTHV.com!

It's a winter wonderland right outside your door! Check out photos submitted by neighbors in your community by clicking the following link: http://tinyurl.com/4fehdlc Log on to todaysthv.com and share your winter photos!