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Golfer Zakiya Randall is Not Up to Par

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, once said, “To every man there comes a time when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a great and mighty work; unique to him and fitted to his talents; what a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the moment that could be his finest hour.” Zakiya Randall has been tap ...

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Queen of Disco Donna Summer Dies at Age 63

Queen of Disco Donna Summer Dies by Bobbi Booker
 Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune In this May 21, 2008 photo, Donna Summer performs during the finale of “American Idol” at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Summer, the Queen of Disco who ruled the dance floors with anthems like “Last Dance,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “Bad Girl,” has died. Her family announced her death in a statement Thur ...

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Rae Lewis – Still Fighting Aids at 50

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During the of summer of 1992, Rae Lewis-Thornton, barely 30 years old and at the height of a promising career as a political organizer, decided it was time to tell her closest friends and loved ones that she was dying. At the very top of that list were former presidential candidate and civil rights icon Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline ...

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Men In Black 3

Men In Black 3 By Dwight Brown
 NNPA Film Critic Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in Men In Black 3 It’s been ten years since Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones donned their black suits, cool sunglasses and glib hipness to play Agent J and Agent—the good guys who try to save the world from weird looking aliens. Should they have left well enough alone?  Have they harmed their legacy?  Yes and maybe. Boris the Anim ...

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Horoscopes May 24-30, 2012

Week of  May 24-30, 2012 ARIES Rev up your engines. This is a fine week for making progress with projects that you’ve got in the works. Your energy is high and your mind is clear. Use every advantage this week to finish up your works. Look for love in the right places. Know the difference between love and lust. Lucky Numbers: 19, 26, 39 TAURUS Educate those around you in the area of personal growth. Their i ...

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NATO SUMMIT 2012 in Chicago

Chicago has long been thought of as the “Second City”, the “City of Big Shoulders”. After successfully hosting the 2012 NATO Summit, “Chicagoland” has been introduced to the world as first class, and more than capable of handling large scale diverse events. The Chicago Police along with officers from more than 23 other agencies including the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security shouldered the ...

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Time To Dump The Criminal Justice System

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   Don’t you think that it’s time to reform America’s criminal justice system? It is an unfair, racist and dishonest system in need of abandonment.    In the last 40 years an insidious prison industrial complex has developed to the detriment of African-American males. It seems that politicians on both sides of legislative aisle are decidedly more interested in sending Afri ...

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Faceoff:With Third MVP in Hand, Will LeBron SILENCE SKEPTICS WITH AN NBA

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley Special to the NNPA from the Afro- American Newspaper The National Basketball Association (NBA) made Miami Heat forward LeBron James May 11 just the eighth player in league history to win a third Most Valuable Player trophy, placing the player formerly known as “The Chosen One” in elite company. James now joins Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls, Bill Russell and Larry B ...

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ASK GWEN? My Wife Wants a New House for Retirement

By Gwendolyn L. Baines NNPA Columnist My Wife Wants a New House for Retirement   Dear Gwendolyn: I am retiring in six months. My wife and I have been married for 42 years. We have had a beautiful marriage except for some ups and downs as in most marriages. This is the problem: My wife wants a new house. Ladies in her social club are buying new houses. I told her those ladies are younger, and some of th ...

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Mayor Emanuel Surprises DePriest Elementary Golden Apple Award

By: Ellyn Fortino Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a surprise visit to Depriest Elementary School Thursday morning to deliver a Golden Apple Award honoring exceptional teaching to first-grade instructor Monique Blakes. Blakes is one out of three Chicago Public School teachers receiving the award, which recognizes outstanding educators. Seven more teachers throughout the state received the 2012 award. In addition to ...

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