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Resource Spotlight: Neighborhood housing services of chicago

Neighborhood housing services of Chicago NHS is a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committed to helping homeowners and strengthening neighborhoods throughout Chicago, South Suburban Cook County & Elgin. Neighborhood Lending Services (NLS), an NHS-affiliated corporation, is Illinois’ largest nonprofit lender for homeowners and new home buyers. Whether you are interested in free homebuye ...

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The Internet at a Crossroads

By: Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist The Internet at a Crossroads The communications network of the National Black Chamber of Commerce has evolved along with the Internet. When we first started back in the late 1980s, we would write and print out letters through a pinwheel printer. To print out 50 copies of a letter would take about an hour. Then, we would mail the 50 letters and wait a couple of days for the ...

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Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels

By: Jazelle Hunt NNPA COLUMNIST Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever,” published by the Center for Economic Policy Research, a Washington-based think ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Fighting Over A Man: Will It Gain You Respect?

            By: Naimah Latif Columnist THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Fighting Over A Man:  Will It Gain You Respect? “That’s MY man!” Well, you can’t actually own another human being. People aren’t property that you can attach a monetary value to in order to buy and sell. They’re not pets you can keep locked in the house or chained to the fence outside. Every person has a right to choos ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2015 Mazda CX-5

CAR REVIEW: 2015 Mazda CX-5 Mazda gets little respect – and the Japanese automaker should get more. When the CX-5 crossover first came on the market, it was warmly accepted. It was spacious, functional and smartly styled. And over the years it has gotten even better but automakers with much larger advertising and marketing budgets have gotten all the attention for their compact utility vehicles while the CX ...

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The Difficulties of Life Should Make Us Better

              By: Lyndia Grant Special To The NNPA From the Washington Informer THE RELIGION CORNER: The Difficulties of Life Should Make Us Better     For the sake of this column, my message today is simply, look for the good in every bad situation; see the glass half-full, not half-empty. When you focus on the negatives in life, you will attract more negatives. ...

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The Nude – Pump Project

              By: Jocelyn Morris Fashion & Beauty Columnist 4 Generations Shooting Tragedy Hello all you lovely people! So I decided to switch up my approach to shoe shopping. It is ALWAYS a source of frustration for me. People think that women’s feet stop growing at size 9! And for the shoe stores that actually do sell shoes for women with larger feet, we have to comp ...

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ASK ALMA: I Didn’t Arrest My Cop Friend’s Attention

ASK ALMA: I Didn’t Arrest My Cop Friend’s Attention Dear Alma, Ok, I was with a police officer for 10 years. He did some awful things in our relationship. Meaning he cheated on me. A lot of it was through the Internet or through the phone. Meaning he was sexting many other women. Which he considered not cheating. We were living together and I was battling lupus. He said it was because I was sick often and d ...

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Cuba Gooding Sr. Continues to Enjoy a Thriving Entertainment Career

Cuba Gooding Sr. Continues to Enjoy a Thriving Entertainment Career Mention the song “Everybody Plays the Fool,” and an older generation of music lovers will immediately recall that The Main Ingredient, featuring lead singer Cuba Gooding, before he added the “senior” tag to his name, recorded the once-popular tune. A younger generation will immediately connect Gooding’s surname with his son, the actor, Cuba ...

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Wala Cam TV Spotlight – Flyboi Scone

Wala Cam TV Spotlight - Flyboi Scone   As you get to know the city of Chicago, you can’t help but realize that there is plenty of talent, and ambition in these streets. Growing up in the city of Chicago is actually an asset when you come across individuals such as Demarcus Rogers, also known as “Flyboi Scone”. Born in the city of Chicago, he has been well aware of his big hip hop inspirations since an ...

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