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VIDEO: Author and Activist Deborah Santana on the Beauty and Resiliency of Strong Women

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Deborah Santana was not only married legendary musician Carlos Santana, she’s also an activist, business manager and a highly successful author. Her first book, a memoir, titled Space Between the Stars was published in 2005, and now she is editor of a new book, All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World: Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom (Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God). All The Women In My Family is an anthology of narratives by women of color, detailing their experiences in a world that is often cruel to them, their bodies and their cultures. Each selection communicates strength and triumph through hardship, as well as redemption through leadership and a resilience that is often ignored. I talked…

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4 Classic rock histories with a backbeat

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Have someone on your Christmas list who has a hankering for classic rock? Sometimes, these people are the most difficult to find a gift for. You want to help them indulge their musical passion, but what do you get that special someone when you know they already have all the albums by their favorite artist? Thanks to a spate of new books, you can help that hard-to-shop-for someone do more than just listen to their favorite performers. Within these books can be found these artists’ life stories, the sagas of their incredible careers, and the background behind the hits that have become the soundtrack of our lives. So this year, try rockin’ around the Christmas tree with these books. Yule…

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