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CTU Not Happy With Lack Of Contract Extension

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer CTU Not Happy With Lack  Of Contract Extension Karen Lewis Mayor Rahm Emanuel The Chicago Teachers Union isn’t very happy,  they are being asked to take a 7% pay cut in their next contract. In  a statement issued Tuesday by CTU President Karen Lewis, it was indicated that this situation could lead to a tough negotiation and possibly a strike. CTU President Karen Lewis, who le ...

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Car Review: 2015 – Dodge Durango

  Car Review: 2015 - Dodge Durango We drove a 2015 Dodge Durango here from Detroit and navigated around the Windy City for about 10 days. There was some apprehension, not with the Durango but with fuel consumption. Our tester was powered by a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI and immediately the price of gasoline during a 10 day-stay came to mind. After all, this HEMI made 360 horsepower, 390 pound-feet of torque and ...

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Today’s Decisions Are Tomorrow’s Realities

              By: Lindia Grant Special To The NNPA From The Washington Informer Today’s Decisions Are Tomorrow’s Realities Do you often feel like you’re stuck in an almost-life? You think to yourself, you’re a ‘mighty’ person in the making? No truer words have been spoken. I heard these words during an interview recently and they sounded familiar to me, too. Tim Storey, ac ...

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In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race

In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race Being poor can have a bigger impact on your health than your race, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute. “Income is a driving force behind the striking health disparities that many minorities experience,” stated a recent report by the Urban Institute, a research group originally founded in 1968 to study the programs associated with the War on Pov ...

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Students Inspire Adults With Historic Speeches

By:Naimah Latif Staff Writer Students Inspire Adults With Historic Speeches   Judge Stanley Hill (front, center) sits with all the Chicago participants in the PUSH for Excellence Inspirational Speech Awards held Saturday April 25, 2015 at the Rainbow PUSH National Headquarters. Students from grades 1 through 12 were awarded prizes for memorizing and presenting profound speeches from historic and curren ...

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Vice President Biden Urges U of I Students To Speak Out Against Campus Sexual Assault

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Vice President Biden Urges U of I Students To Speak Out Against Campus Sexual Assault Vice President Joe Biden is presented an “Its On Us” T Shirt by students after his address on the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana campus. It’s On Us is a national campaign initiated by President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden which aims to end sexual assault on college campuses ...

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Ask Alma: Mama Taking Over the Wedding

Ask Alma: Mama Taking Over  the Wedding                 Hey, Alma – My friend is getting married, I’m in the wedding and I couldn’t be happier for her. She’s not a “big wedding” type of person, so her mom is taking the reins to plan a giant ceremony. She went shopping for wedding dresses with her mom, and they picked out a Cinderella-style ball gown – so not her style ...

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For A Civilized Society, Let’s End Bullying By Children and Adults

BY:NAIMAH LATIF THE FEMALE SOLUTION: For A Civilized Society, Let’s End Bullying By Children and Adults “Stop it! Leave me alone!”   The distressed cry from the little boy on the park playground made me stop in my tracks. I had had my head buried in my cell phone, texting while walking, barely paying attention to the crowd of children on the outdoor basketball court. But my mother instincts kicked in w ...

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One Man’s Journey To Change the World

BY: Antoinette Logan Staff Writer Author: Marcus Carter One Man’s Journey To Change the World   Marcus Carter, The Goal Mentor, speaks a language most would like to know but have not yet learned it wasn’t overnight, he says, “one day it just clicked. Life takes us all through many phases and stages. How you maintain your position and transition is what determines your success.” Marcus, the man who want ...

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RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: – Kidz Express

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: - Kidz Express Kidz Express was a dream of the founders, Warren King and Duane Ehresman. The dream was to provide programs and services that helped build self-esteem in inner city children and to  expose children to the larger world around them. The mission of Kidz Express is to  bridge the gap between the Austin area of Chicago and Oak Park. Kidz Express originally partnered with The Au ...

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