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Gina the Dreamer – Gina Prince-Bythewood Interview: The “Beyond the Lights”

By: Kam Williams Columnist   Born on June 10, 1969, Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood studied film at UCLA before beginning her career as a writer for the TV sitcom, “A Different World.” In 2000, she made a noteworthy directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Love & Basketball, which netted a dozen accolades during awards season, including a couple of NAACP Image Awards, a BET Award and several Bla ...

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President Obama Visits Chicago: Encourages Early Voting

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer   The arrival of the United States President has become a regular routine for many South Side residents as expressway entrance and exits are blocked with the flashing lights of the CPD vehicles.  His official caravan is familiar as it rides through the Chicago neighborhoods. Once again, President Barack Obama was in his hometown on Sunday to assist Governor Pat Quinn in ...

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Prostate and Breast Cancers: More Similar Than You’d Think

It’s rare to find the words “prostate cancer” and “breast cancer” in the same sentence. After all, one (prostate cancer) affects only men. The other affects mostly women. But despite their differences, the two diseases actually have a lot in common, particularly in the way those diagnosed with either one evaluate their options and make decisions about treatment. Jim Morning, of Dover, Delaware, got used to ...

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Staying Alive Longer: Medicaid Gets a Facelift

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer     Dr. Cheryl Whitaker, MD, Chairman and CEO of Next Level Health has been awarded the largest African American and Minority owned contract by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to provide care coordination to seniors, persons with disabilities, childless adults and newly insured African American and Hispanic men who now have Medicaid in Coo ...

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A Mother’s Mission: Combating Domestic Violence – Part 2

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer     Struggling on the financial side and seeking assistance; Nova soon realized she was pregnant with their second child-Ava. Although, Loni felt that the support of family would be enough to sustain and help Nova through the hurdles she faced as a single Mom; the decision to approach Curry for child support was necessary. At the time, he was playing for the Chicag ...

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Ald. Thompson and Obudsman opens third school on South Side

    Alderman JoAnn Thompson celebrates with Ombudsman Chicago students and staff during a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring the grand opening of Ombudsman’s third Chicago Options School. Ombudsman Chicago offers teens a second chance at achieving academic success and building a bright future as they work toward earning a CPS diploma. Ombudsman offers open enrollment throughout the school year and i ...

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Gary Serial Killer Caught: Seven Women Found Dead

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer     A man was charged with the murder of 19-year old Afrikka Hardy and suspected in the deaths of six other women was in court on Wednesday. Darren Deon Vann, 43, was held in contempt when he refused to utter a word when Judge Kathleen Sullivan attempted to put him under oath during the hearing at Lake County Jail in Indiana. Vann, a resident of Gary, strangled Har ...

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A senior who cares

My name is Lillian Drummond and I have just celebrated my 93rd Birthday! I want to share my thoughts and what is dear to all of us, young and old, Our Rights! People have a right to vote for any party they choose and I respect that. BUT! What have any one of those billionaire Republicans ever done for any of our senior citizens, people with disabilities, low income, and young families with small children an ...

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Parents Show Power in Numbers – 15,000 parents and students attend first-ever citywide school fair

            ParentPowerChicago helps parents find the right fit for their children Nearly 15,000 parents and students are now better equipped to choose a school that is the best fit for them, following ParentPowerChicago’s historic Chicago School Fair at McCormick Place this past weekend. The two-day fair, created by an organization that is dedicated to supporting parents, brou ...

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A Mother’s Mission: Combating Domestic Violence

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer                                       It was a day that no mother or father ever wants to experience when they receive a call informing them that their child has been murdered. The moment that child enters the world; most parents take on the responsibility of protector, nurturer, p ...

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