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E for Effort

By James Washington Special to The NNPA From The Dallas Weekly   E for Effort Have you ever been too embarrassed to pray, too afraid or really just too ashamed? Maybe you were afraid, or perhaps just feeling a little guilty. Because we claim to know Jesus, it is during very difficult times, that to kneel down before the Lord, (especially after you’ve done exactly that thing which represents the absolut ...

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A Criminal Justice System that Suffocates Us

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again.  “I can’t breathe,” he said as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head onto the concrete sidewalk.  The man was not resisting arrest; he simply had the temerity to ask a police officer not to touch him.  And because he was allegedly selling loose cigarettes, the life ...

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So you’re Pregnant… Now What? (Tips from a Teen Mom)

                            Keiara Peeple is a 19 year old high school senior at Ombudsman Chicago’s West Side Options School.     I was 16 years old in 2012 when I found out I was pregnant. I had just moved across the country to live with my mother and had been feeling under the weather for a few weeks – hot, dizzy and nauseous. My ...

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Chicago Holiday winter fun on a Budget

By Antoinette Logan Contributing Writer December days, don’t have to put a bigger dent in your pocket to be filled with memorable moments to keep your family busy during the winter months. Not only is Christmas making us spend money, but time is also very necessary. Most kids get pretty bored, while home from school on break, and will bug you to death to find fun in the winter sun. Make them happy and save ...

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Ladies of Distinction Gives Back to Community

                Top Ladies Of Distinction, Inc., Midway Chicago Chapter, recently donated generously to the Ronald McDonald House at 5257 S. Prairie, bringing paper towels, cereal, plastic bags and other needed household items for families who reside at the house while their children undergo treatment at the University of Chicago Hospital. Members from left to right a ...

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PASTOR IRA ACREE, CONGREGATION HOLD SPECIAL PRAYER SERVICE AND PEACEFUL PROTEST

              Rev. Acree and congregation stand in front of Greater St. John Bible Church to protest against the injustice of blacks. Photo by John Alexander Anti-violence activist Rev. Ira Acree and the Greater St. John Bible Church are gearing up to express their support and solidarity for the grieving families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown by holding a special prayer ...

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‘Friends’ Desert Bill Cosby when he Needs them Most

  “Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional. I have worked with some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, and business. So, let’s deconstruct this media frenzy engulfing the man who was once America’s ...

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10th annual tree lighting celebration

Austin Chamber of Commerce and the 15th District Chicago Police Department held the 10th Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting celebration Thursday, December 4, 2014. The parade kicked off at Madison and Cicero and ended at 5700 W. Madison the 15th District Police Station. The theme this year was “The Ball is in Your Court to Make Your Community Great!               ...

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Yes, Marching Still Makes a Difference

By: Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict White police officers for killing unarmed African Americans. As always, there are detractors who argue that civil rights ...

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Holiday Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory (word of mouth)

Garfield Park Conservatory: Showhouse 300 North Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60624 Saturday November 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM; Wed:9:00AM- 8:00PM Be a part of Chicago history and visit the 2014 Holiday Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your camera, this is a flower show you will remember. We are proud to present “Silver ...

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