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Madonna to direct adaptation of 'Ade: A Love Story'

Madonna to direct adaptation of 'Ade: A Love Story'

March 26 (UPI) -- Madonna will direct her third film, based on Rebecca Walker's "Ade: A Love Story."
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.
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International flotilla will head to Gaza

International flotilla will head to Gaza

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- Writer Alice Walker will be among the passengers on an American ship joining a flotilla to Gaza to challenge Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory.

Walker and Townsend honored in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation honored author Alice Walker and actor Robert Townsend at a ceremony in Washington Wednesday night.

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3 charged with selling Chinese fakes

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Two owners of a New York store and a third man have been charged with importing millions of dollars in counterfeit goods from China.

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Cuban prisoners hailed as heroes at home

HAVANA, June 3 (UPI) -- Five Cubans serving lengthy prison terms for espionage-related acts in the United States are being hailed as heroes in their native land.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2006 with 325 to follow.
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Oprah Winfrey goes to Broadway

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- TV talk host Oprah Winfrey is producing the Broadway musical adapted from the Alice Walker novel, "The Color Purple."

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2005 with 325 to follow.
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UPI's Capital Comment for March 4, 2003

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger awards Alice Walker with the Spirit of California medal, during the ceremony to induct Walker and 12 other Californians into the California Hall of Fame, at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, in Sacramento, California, on December 6, 2006. (UPI Photo/Ken James)
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Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1983

Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an African American author and poet. She has written both fiction and essays about race and gender. She is best-known for the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia, the youngest of eight children, to Willie Lee Walker and Minnie Lou Tallulah Grant. Her father, who was, in her words, "wonderful at math but a terrible farmer," earned only $300 a year from sharecropping and dairy farming. Her mother supplemented the family income by working as a maid. She worked 11 hours a day for USD $17 per week to help pay for Alice to attend college.

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