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Expectations, Activism, and Hope for America by Paatrick Easley Youth Columnist     When I first heard about the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, I wasn’t too surprised. Unfortunately, neither were too any others who are familiar with the struggles of minorities in America. It is a known fact that minorities, African Americans in particular, are much more ...

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City/Suburban clergy coalition backs Sen. Durbin

Snubs GOP ‘ice cream politics’ by Chinta Strausberg Contributing Writer               Fed up with the misinformation that the community was getting over the re-election of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bishop Simon Gordon Monday held an informational forum at his church, Triedstone Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1415 W. 104th St., where they officially endorsed his re-elec ...

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Avery Sunshine – Lights up the Music Experience

by: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer                     The Music Experience continued their 25th Anniversary series with R&B singer and musician, Avery Sunshine. In Chicago, to promote the new CD, “The Sun Room”, Bronzeville’s Room 43 was packed with loyal fans and music lovers. Sharing the stage with The Music Experience’s founder and host, Dedry Jones th ...

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THE RELIGION CORNER: If It Is to Be…

by Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer               “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” — Dr. Calvin W. Rolark Schools across the Washington Metropolitan Area opened recently; a fresh, new opportunity for parents to get it right this year! We must work diligently to bring the educational level of our children in the African-American communities up t ...

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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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