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Death of a Renaissance Man: Geoffrey Holder

  Baron Samedi played by Geoffrey Holder in 1973 007’s Live and Let Die. His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality, and such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder, who many remember mostly from his promotion of Seven-Up “Uncola” commercials.  But the multitalented Holder was much more than a pitchman.  This artist ...

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Kodjoe Aglow!

  From his big screen and television roles to his theater and entrepreneurial skills, Boris Kodjoe has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. He is probably best known for his role as Damon Carter on the TV series “Soul Food.” He can currently be seen opposite Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon and JB Smoove on another hit sitcom, “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” and will soon be starring in ...

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Keeping My Brother’s Keeper

In 2012, 17-year-old Ivins Rosier broke into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody’s West Palm Beach home. Ivins shot Boody’s 5-year-old German Shepherd. Five days later, the dog was euthanized. That same year, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin walked through a community in Sanford, Fla. Identified as a “suspicious person,” Martin was approached by a local neighborhood watchman who, after a struggle, shot Ma ...

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Our Own Worst Enemy

      By: Raynard Jackson NNPA COLUMNIST Black Democrats are the most despised people on the face of this earth and they have worked hard to deserve this designation. They vote upwards of 90 percent for Democratic candidates for president and get very little in exchange for their loyalty. They constantly deliver victory to Democrats, only to see the spoils of victory go to other groups: homos ...

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Black united fund: Night of Living Legends

            Bob Starks, Rose Daily, Robert Curry, Bill Lucy, and Robert Simpson with Torch Award. The Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc. held their 14th Annual Living Legends/Passing the Torch© Awards Gala Saturday, October 4. “Living Legend” Illinois State Senator of the 17th District, Donne Trotter, and entrepreneur, and top Allstate Insurance Agent, Louis Dodd, were among f ...

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WINDY CITY WORD WELCOMES EDITORIAL

 Tim Jackson Cartoonist About the Artist:  Nationally syndicated cartoonist Tim Jackson is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He came to Chicago to earn an art degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and settled here in Chicago as freelance cartoonist and graphic artist. Over the years Tim has created cartoons, illustrations and comic book art for a wide array of corporations, small business, p ...

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Critics were Right about Obama’s incompetence

By: Raymond Jackson NNPA COLUMNIST               During the past six years, some Republicans and conservatives have described President Obama and his administration as totally incompetent. I have harshly criticized those who would use such incendiary language because it showed total disrespect for the office of the presidency. Though I still think this language is totally ...

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Fall Into Wine

By: Priscilla Powell Columnist               If there’s one thing I love more than music, or love as equally as I love to travel, its wine.   This summer I missed every single major Chicago activity imaginable. I missed out on the Jay & Beyonce “On the Run” concert. I never found time to attend the Randolph Street Market, which is “a must” for those who like vintage an ...

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High School Round-Up / Simeon dominates with 41-21 victory over Curie

BY: ANDRE HAMPTON Contributing Writer   Simeon dominates with 41-21 victory over Curie All games are crucial as conference rivals face each other in the upcoming weeks of the second half of the football season. Phillips high powered offense squeaked by with a 21-6 victory against Brooks College Prep. Simeon dominated against Curie and tallied another 40 plus point performance for the second week in a r ...

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Fishburne Baby Fishburne!

By: Kam Williams ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST   Laurence J. Fishburne, III has achieved an impressive body of work as an actor, producer and director. Starting at the age of 10, Laurence starred on the soap opera “One Life to Live.” He made his feature film debut at age 12 in “Cornbread, Earl and Me” and followed that up a few years later with “Apocalypse Now.” His television performances include “The Box” ...

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