“BLACK HISTORY LIVE TOUR 2019: A PORTRAYAL OF MAYA ANGELOU”By Colorado Humanities, Friday, 10-10:45 a.m. for elementary school students, free; 11:15 a.m.-noon for middle and high school students, free; 6-7:30 p.m., $5, reservations recommended for all performances; 385-5990, cspm.org, [email protected] else: Multicultural Black History Production, with music, dance, poetry, fashion, re-enactment and tribute, featuring Tony Exum Jr., E Da La, Little G, Aretha Franklin tribute by Roshay Neil and Lisa Rudolph, and Shirley Caesar tribute by Christian House of Prayer Choir and Miss Bobbi, 4 p.m. Sunday, Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, donations only; 502-7103, stargazerstheatre.com.Most people remember Maya Angelou for her poems, but she was also a singer, dancer, writer and activist who worked with Malcolm X and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.“She expressed the black American experience of a woman for the first time in her book ‘I Know Why … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum celebrates Black History Month with portrayal of Maya Angelou
By Dave Campbell Published 4:42 pm PST, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Lynx All-Star forward Maya Moore has decided to skip the coming WNBA season, seeking more time to devote to her family and her faith. Moore announced Tuesday on the Players’ Tribune website that she’ll sit out 2019. She already had taken the fall and winter off from international competition. The five-time first-team All-WNBA honoree has helped the Lynx win four championships since her rookie year, 2011. “The success that I’ve been a part of in basketball truly blows my mind every time I think about it,” Moore said in her post. “But the main way I measure success in life is something I don’t often get to emphasize explicitly through pro ball.” Raised by a single mother with strong Christian beliefs, Moore has spoken often about her desire for a well-rounded life steered by biblical principles. She quoted from scripture in … [Read more...] about Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore to skip 2019 WNBA season
Maya Moore will not play in the upcoming WNBA season, the all-world Lynx forward announced Tuesday in a story she wrote for The Players Tribune. Moore’s framed her decision not around any discontent or need to rest, but rather a want to focus on other things than just basketball. Religion and family are big parts of Moore’s life, and she seems committed to putting her efforts to both this year. “My focus in 2019 will not be on professional basketball, but will instead be on the people in my family, as well as on investing my time in some ministry dreams that have been stirring in my heart for many years,” Moore wrote. Moore, 29, already essentially has done it all in her basketball career. She has been a WNBA MVP (2014), WNBA Finals MVP (2013), five-time all-star, four-time WNBA champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and was a two-time NCAA national champion at Connecticut. She’s become a face of not only the WNBA, but the Jordan Brand. But, as … [Read more...] about Maya Moore is sitting out the upcoming Lynx season. Here’s why.
0 Have your say It’s famous for its superb beaches but there’s so much more to Tulum’s trendy next-door neighbour, Riviera Maya. It’s 8pm and we’re watching a vintage Meet Joe Black movie on the beach. The blow-up cinema screen is propped up by palm trees, while the sun loungers we were applying SPF on earlier in the midday heat are now makeshift cinema seats. It doesn’t get much more perfect – until a sandstorm suddenly whips up and we’re forced to watch the ending indoors (well, nobody wants sand in their popcorn).Freak storms aside, the white sand beaches in Riviera Maya are idyllic day or night, and it’s not the only time I’m blown away by natural wonders during my trip, either.It’s my first time visiting Mexico’s Caribbean coast and the landscape is vastly different to the more rugged backdrops on the Pacific side.On a glorious sunrise flight to Cancun from Mexico City, the view from … [Read more...] about Beyond the beach: Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean coast
Guests at Grand Velas Riviera Maya can now explore the small Mexican island Isla Contoy, also known as “La Isla de Los Pajaros” (The Island of Birds). The experience offers guests the opportunity to sail to the uninhabited island aboard a 50-foot private yacht and spend the day there snorkeling and exploring the crystal-clear waters. Mexico declared Isla Contoy a national park in 1998. The island, five miles long and off the northeast coast of Quintana Roo, is considered an important nesting place for sea birds from all over the Mexican Caribbean. More than 150 migrating and resident bird species live on the island at some point throughout the year, including the orange-breasted frigate, brown pelican and double-crested cormorant. Additionally, the island acts as a key nesting place for four sea turtle species: The loggerhead, green, hawksbill and leatherback. The water around the island is filled with an assortment of other marine life, including stingrays and starfish. … [Read more...] about Grand Velas Riviera Maya Introduces Trip to “The Island of Birds”