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THE OTIS WILSON CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION

THE OTIS WILSON CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION The Otis Wilson Charitable Association, is a non-profit organization, that’s committed to the community it serves, and most importantly, to the children of Chicago. The Otis Wilson Charitable Association works to reduce the negative outcomes related to low levels of physical activity, poor nutrition, and illiteracy in the lives of youth, and increase the positive outco ...

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Nielsen Releases First Multicultural ‘Super Consumer’ Report

With multicultural consumer spending in the United States today at $3.4 trillion, this “super consumer” group has tremendous impact on U.S. mainstream culture, according to a Nielsen report released today. The report, The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers, identifies multicultural consumers as the most dynamic and fasting growing segment of the U.S. consumer economy. “The Multicultural Edge: Rising ...

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Congressional Democrats Introduce Bills to Restore Felon Voting Rights

  Congressional Democrats Introduce Bills to Restore Felon Voting Rights   In the Senate, the Democracy Restoration Act was introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), and Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), among others. The act would guarantee the right to vote in a federal election to every citizen unless they are incarcerated f ...

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Howard University Inaugurates 17th President

Changes at Historically Black University   When Wayne A.I. Frederick entered Howard University as a 16-year-old, small-framed freshman, he wasn’t viewed as a current student to some of his peers. He weighed 88 pounds, stood at 5 feet, 6 inches, and sometimes when he was introduced to his fellow students, he would be asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” After focusing in studies that eventu ...

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Aldermanic Challengers Accuse Incumbents of Ineffectiveness In Westside Aldermanic Forum

A spirited crowd cheered their favorite candidates and provoked an occasional reprimand by the moderator during a west side Aldermanic Candidates Forum held Saturday, March 21, 2015, sponsored by the West Side Women’s League of Voters. The forum, held at the Third Unitarian Church at 301 N. Mayfield, gave voters a chance to ask questions of the Aldermen and their challengers prior to the April 7th runoff el ...

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ACLU report: Chicago Stop and Frisk Aimed at Minority Residents

ACLU report: Chicago Stop and Frisk Aimed at Minority Residents Stop And Frisk   Chicago police are now among the nation’s leaders in the use of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” practice, replacing New York City which had been notorious for the technique. That startling finding is at the core of a new report issued today by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois on the practice by the Chicago ...

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Car Review – Lexus GS 350 F Sport

Car Review - Lexus GS 350 F Sport After more than a week, it felt like we drove the Lexus GS 350 F Sport sedan through every one of the 600 square miles that comprise this city. And we only found a few irks to complain about. Actually, we drove the Lexus GS 350 F Sport to New Orleans and back here. After 10 days and almost 1,000 miles, we came away with a healthy respect for the road worthiness of the midsi ...

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Discovering Your Potential

Discovering Your PotentiaL Endurance, Perseverance, Strength & Commitment By: Lyndia Grant Special To The NNPA FROM THE WASHINGTON INFORMER   Recently, as I watched pink flowers on trees, amidst clear, frozen ice, it was a reminder that spring is right around the corner.  Signs of spring are everywhere, yet snow has plagued the east coast. By the time this column hits the streets, the winter weathe ...

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Change is Never Spare

Change is Never Spare By: James Washington Special to The NNPA FROM THE HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES   Most of us would agree with the concept that one sure thing that we know about life is change. The comparison to a roller coaster seems appropriate; a frightening one at that. Life is full of twists and turns and inevitable ups and downs with people coming and going and emotions frayed at the proverbial last ...

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The Hype is Real…

The Hype is Real… Written By: By: Antoinette Logan  THE BOY ILLINOIS   That’s what everything boils down to, after researching, meeting and watching an AWESOME live and VERY interactive performance by The Boy Illinois. His music is a story, and very relatable. From the beat, to the lyrics, to the wave of his flow, we can appreciate his expressions. In all, we believe he can definitely carry the weight ...

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