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Recipients of the 2010 Sandals Foundation Community Scholarships proudly pose with General Managers and Sandals Executives at the Awards CeremonyThe Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, hosted its Annual Community Scholarship Award ceremony at Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach & Villa Golf Resort on August 12, 2010.

MLK Memorial - BasinSaturday will mark the 47th anniversary of the historic March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his powerful “I Have a Dream speech. Dr. Kings message of equality, unity, democracy and tolerance lured men and women from across the nation from different racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds. They came for a healing and for hope.

August 28, 1963 was a great day for all Americans, one that subsequently resulted in the passage of two pieces of legislation the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that dramatically improved the social and political landscape for African Americans and provided civil rights proponents legal recourse to fight institutionalized racism.

“Camera, lights, action, echoes as make-up artist and stylist fall backstage behind marked territory. Music cues, five... four... three... two.....one. Maxine makes one final adjustment before announcing “Welcome to the Maxine Tulloch Show.

As Oprah Winfrey sets to bow out of the talk show genre, to focus on the development of her forthcoming cable channel, OWN, due to premier in January, 2011, more doors are opening for rising starts such as Maxine Tulloch. It has been three years since the Maxine Tulloch Show (MTS) made its debut on COMCAST Cable and then IslandTV in North Miami Beach, Florida; reaching over 1.5 million household subscribers. Since March 2009 MTS has been the anchor talk show for FlowTV Channel 100, Jamaica.

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Many events have occurred this year that have the potential to transform the course of lives. One such event was the first annual Women's Empowerment Conference held recently in Atlanta. This conference brought together diverse women in their 30's through 80's who are alumnae of two high schools in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.