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YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network

BY: MICHAEL TROUT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network PARENTS CAN FIND HUNDREDS OF RESOURCES FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT WWW.PARENTPOWERCHICAGO.COM YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network YMEN’s Founder and Executive Director, Michael Trout, is a graduate of Wheaton College who moved into the North Lawndale community with his wife in August, 1992. After serving four years with the Lawndale Chri ...

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FATS DOMINO

FATS DOMINO Throughout his career until this present day, Fats Domino can only be considered a bonafide rhythm-and-blues superstar. Fats Domino became one of the very first rock-and-roll musicians to define the “New Orleans sound.” Antoine Fats Jr, also known as  “Fats Domino” was born February 26, 1928, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He began performing in clubs in his teenage years. His first recording, “The ...

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Today in Black History – Jimmie Lee Jackson

Jimmie Lee Jackson,  was Born in Alabama in 1938 , he became part of the Civil Rights Movement as a very young man. After participating in a peaceful protest in Alabama in February 1965, he was shot by a state trooper. Jimmie Lee died a few days later. His death inspired a voting rights march and protest that was so violent, that it is still currently known as “Bloody Sunday”. This series of actions motivat ...

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Cherishing History that’s in your Attic

BY: JULIANNE MALVEAUX NNPA COLUMNIST Celebrating Black History   We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African Americans who have made a difference. While some names are the tried and true names of important leaders, we need to pay as much attention to the legacies of those whose lives and contributions have been swallowed. Madame ...

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Reversing Course, US to Aid Nigeria in Boko Haram Fight

  After a published plea from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for U.S. combat troops in the fight against Boko Haram, U.S. Africa Command appears ready to sweep aside its hesitation and jump in with both feet. The previous position held that advanced weapons could not be provided because of troubling allegations of human rights violations by Nigeria’s security forces. There also appeared to be a l ...

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Muslim Lives Matter, Too

By: Bill Fletcher NNPA COLUMNIST   Within days of the murders of three Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C., a crazed gunman shot several people in Copenhagen, allegedly targeting an illustrator who caricaturized the Prophet Muhammad. One could not have contrasted the media’s response more starkly. In the case of the Chapel Hill killings, it took a near Twitter uprising to gain the attention of the mainstream ...

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Emanuel vs Garcia Run-Off April 7th

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Emanuel vs Garcia Run-Off April 7th Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Face  Jesus “Chuy” Garcia In An April Run-off Election Despite the frigid, below-freezing temperatures, on Election Day incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his four challengers, Bob Fioretti, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, William “Dock” Walls and Dr. Willie Wilson, all hit the ground running, doing radio interviews, phone canvassing ...

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Chicago Auto Show 2015 Features – Cars That Communicate

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Chicago Auto Show 2015 Features - Cars That Communicate Communication is the concept for the future in automotive designs,as displayed in this year’s Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place, 24th and King Drive, February 14-22, 2015. On Thursday, February 12, members of the media were treated to a special preview of world introductions from  Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan. Ram and Toy ...

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Black History Month: A True Supreme Court Story

By: Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA From The Washington Informer Black History Month: A True Supreme Court Story Floyd Hill was a young boy who grew up in rural North Carolina. He dreamed that one day he would own a very large farm. Hill was born in 1907. He disregarded the extreme racism that existed in the South, and he refused to allow it to kill his dream. At age 36, his dream came true when he purchas ...

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Happily Ever After: Why Credit Should Be at the Center of Your Communication

By Cary P. Yates Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Happily Ever After: Why Credit Should Be at the Center of Your Communication Most couples will say that the key to a healthy relationship is being honest with one another and maintaining an open communication, especially when it comes to finances. Yet, one-third of adults have difficulty discussing money with their spouse or partner accordi ...

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