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Wala Cam TV Spotlight – Queen Mariaha

Wala Cam TV Spotlight - Queen Mariaha When I think of the certain types of characteristics an individual needs to have in order to become a star; passion, resiliency, discipline and raw talent all come to mind. Characteristics Mariaha Johnson “Queen Mariaha” has shown while taking center stage on Wala Cam TV. Ever since showcasing her talent to the world at the WarZone on Wala Cam TV, Mariaha Johnson “Queen ...

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WE DAY 2015

WE DAY 2015 WE Day is always a good time, but this was definitely something special. It was the first EVER We Day in Illinois with more than 15,000 students from across the state who filled the Allstate Arena! Joining these game-changers were local youth who are making a difference in the Chicago area, incredible speakers with strong motivational messages, and stand-out performers that had us dancing in our ...

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A FEMALE SOLUTION: A Mother’s Foresight Paves The Way For Her Children’s

Planned parenthood. It’s a powerful concept for women who understand it. If you are a woman of childbearing age, you are one of the most powerful people on the planet right now. It doesn’t have anything to do with your race, nationality, or economic circumstances. You have the power to affect the world’s future by taking control of when and with whom you will have your children. So start planning now. As we ...

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Ask Alma – A Dangerous Sister Act

Ask Alma - A Dangerous Sister Act Dear Alma, My sister and I are very close. We’re only three years apart. Although not roommates, we do everything together. She’s a free spirit, college professor and lives well. I am a government employee that has a secret clearance and I too make a good living. My sister and I often take spa trips and luxurious vacations together. She was in a car accident and smokes mari ...

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PRISSI’S CORNER: The Curvy Traveler (Plan Ahead)

By: Priscilla Powell Columnist The Curvy Traveler Plan Ahead Fresh out of college I started a business dedicated to plus size women, as I myself was a plus size woman and saw many voids in the services and amenities offered to people of size. Over the years my course changed and I found myself in a business that I was able to serve everyone, irrespective of size. I want to introduce a series for my curvier, ...

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Outfit of the Day: Return to Simplicity

By: Jocelyn Morris Beauty Columnist   Outfit of the Day: Return to Simplicity Hello all you beautiful people out there! April has been a great month! Rainy yes? Cold yes? But April showers bring May flowers. And I’m preparing myself for my fun in the sun. I can be quite an emotional person at times. As I’ve grown a little older, I finally accepted that I like to actually use my appearance to express my ...

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Tri-Star Gymnastics

Tri-Star Gymnastics History   Founded by Coaches Kris Wright, Willie Washington and Lynn Allen and later joined by Margie Gilchrist, Tri-Star Gymnastics is a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization that has been offering instruction in gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline to children and families from Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and Chicagoland area since 1987. Tri-Star offers many recreational g ...

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City agrees to pay $5.5 mil to Burge victims

Jon Burge City Agrees To Pay $5.5 mil To Burge Victims The city of Chicago created a reparations fund for victims of police torture, after the City Council unanimously approved the $5.5 million package. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the abuse and torture of scores of mostly black, male suspects in the 1970s, ‘80s and early ‘90s by former police Commander Jon Burge and his detectives is a “stain that canno ...

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Dorval Carter Becomes First African American CTA President

Dorval Carter Becomes First African American CTA President Dorval Carter Jr. (at podium), has been named president of the Chicago Transit Authority by Mayor Emanuel, replacing former CTA president Forrest Claypool who was recently named the Mayor’s chief of staff. CTA Chairman Terry Peterson (far left) and First Congressional District Congressman Bobby Rush (second from right) congratulate Carter on his new ...

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Jobs Nightmare in Baltimore ’Hood

By: Julianne Malveaux NNPA COLUMNIST Jobs Nightmare in Baltimore ’Hood     What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?   Or fester like a sore – And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over – Like a syrupy sweet Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?    When Langston Hughes wrote of a dream deferred in his 1951 poem, “ ...

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