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Living Legends Brings Gospel Explosion

by Naimah Latif Contributing Writer Photos by: John L. Alexander           Nelson Larkins, Host                     Joe Ligon of The Mighty Clouds of Joy               Joe Login and The Mighty Clouds of Joy               Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs Audiences ...

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Chicago City Council Honors JRW Team at City Hall

by: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer               On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council began their meeting by honoring the Jackie Robinson West baseball team and their United States championship win in the Little League World series tournament. As the first full aldermanic meeting took place since a short August break, key public officials made sure to display their words o ...

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Pfleger, Auburn-Gresham community celebrate peace at annual 79th Street Renaissance Fest

    Saturday’s ninth 79th Street Renaissance Festival, sponsored by the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation and the Faith Community of Saint Sabina, was more like a church service as thousands of people, including grannies and gang members, shouted, sang with some even playing the tambourine.—a scene Father Michael L. Pfleger called “the real deal.” “It was a day of nothing but positive ...

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Students Excel in Science Technology Engineering and Math During The Summer

by: Naimah Latif Contributing Writer               Rev. Dr. Attorney Janette Wilson Photo by: John Alexander   Scores of Elementary and High School students from across the City of Chicago participated in an exciting learning experience this summer which was sponsored by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s academic arm, PUSH for Excellence (PUSH Excel). Saturday, September 6 ...

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Abuse is an Ugly Word:

Abuse is an Ugly Word: Ray Rice’s Contract is Terminated By Mary L. Datcher               Janay and Ray Rice Since the release of TMZ’s video showing the angry punch that knocked out his fiancée at the time and now wife, Janay Rice shattered the glass that the NFL maintained protecting its players over the years. Played all over the world, the footage shows the Baltimore R ...

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Study and the Youth: Mentoring works!

by Jaimie McKinley Youth Contributing Writer   There are a great deal of children that suffer from the lack of support systems that could lead them in a positive direction, which often causes them to seek attention from things that may not be so good for them. With the hope of prevention from those negative behaviors, there are mentoring programs and mentors able and willing to help them through their ...

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Community and Religious Leaders: Pray for Peace

by Naimah Latif Contributing Writer             Photo by: Pamela Jones Last Friday during lunchtime, a cross section of community leaders and activists gathered under the Picasso on Daley Plaza to address issues of violence. Through collective prayer, music, and motivational speeches, they sought to stir up a spirit of action among the lunchtime crowd. Pastor John Hannah and Pa ...

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New Greater True Light

New Greater True Light Pastor Whitehead (New Greater Exodus M.B.C. & 1st Lady Linda), Pastor Robert Lockett & 1st Lady Elizabeth, Minister Manual Douglas, Pastor Pitts (St. James Cathedral Industrial M.B.C. & 1ST Lady Chandra)               Pastor Robert Lockett & 1st Lady Elizabeth                  Guest Speaker Past ...

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7 Secrets of Personal Significance:

...That people need and wish others knew they needed them by REv. Manson B. Johnson Specialist to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times Bible Fact: Knowingly or unknowingly human beings seek daily in different ways and in different measures to find the paradise man once had with God in the beginning. The Big Idea: People who are aware of the common personal significance needs (PSN) enable them to achieve ...

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Vote to Change: Ferguson & American

Vote to Change: Ferguson & American By Carl D. West Contributing Columnist   The murder of the young man in Ferguson, MO. was horrible and the alleged killer should be dealt with swiftly and harshly. This, everyone can agree upon, primarily the citizens of Ferguson. They’ve been delivered a heavy burden; to deal with the murder and the aftermath of its consequences all while trying to deal with how ...

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