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What Would Happen if God RSVP’d

What Would Happen if God RSVP’d   This may sound familiar to some of you as I am commenting on an earlier article. There is a passage in scripture that tells us to be careful about how we entertain strangers because they in fact might be angels in disguise. Now I don’t know if you believe in angels, but have you ever wondered what you would do if you had the opportunity to entertain God. I mean what wo ...

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Street Sign Commemorates Life Of Slain Teen Derrion Albert

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer An-Janette Albert, mother of slain Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert, is overcome with emotion at the unveiling of the sign naming a section of west 111th in his honor in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, June 6, 2015. The section of 111th street from Wentworth street to Normal street will bear the sign “Derrion Albert Way.” Photo by Marcus Robinson.   Stree ...

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STEM Majors Awarded $25,000 Per Year for College

By FRANK S. WASHINGTON NNPA SENIOR Washington CORRESPONDENT STEM Majors Awarded $25,000 Per Year for College   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Morgan Grayned opened the envelope from the Buick Achievers’ scholarship program and learned that she would receive $24,000 a year to attend college, she screamed and danced and ran around her house with the letter. She posted it on Facebook. Her mom called the scholar ...

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Barbers Celebrate The Art Of Hair Styling At 4th Annual Ball

Barbers Celebrate The Art Of Hair Styling At 4th Annual Ball Val Warner of Windy City Live on ABC-7 (left) and Comedian Leon Roger’s of The Morning Show on WGCI 107.5 (right) were MC’s for the 4th Annual  Barber Ball held Sunday June 7th at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th Street. Photo by John Alexander   Barbers from across the Chicagoland area gathered on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Beverly A ...

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Melissa McCarthy Stars as CIA Analyst-Turned-Spy in Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy

film review: by Kam Williams   Melissa McCarthy Stars as CIA Analyst-Turned-Spy in Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy     For the past three years, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) has been stuck sitting behind a desk as an analyst at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. In that capacity, she’s been providing technical support from afar to Bradley Fine (Jude Law), a veteran spy who has successfully ha ...

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South Chicago Art Center

South Chicago Art Center The mission of the South Chicago Art Center is to provide youth with an accessible, safe place to participate in quality visual arts programs. In pursuing this mission, the Art Center is guided by three core values:   YOUTH ENRICHMENT The Art Center serves as a safe haven for youth to expand their artistic talents, build meaningful relationships, foster leadership development, ...

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Chatham Enrichment Center

Chatham Enrichment Center The Chatham Enrichment Center (CEC) is developed to promote the educational advancement for our youth in the Chatham and surrounding neighborhoods.  We  provide well-rounded educational programs including: comprehensive music instruction, tutorial/homework assistance, foreign language, job readiness initiatives, and other support services for children between the ages of 5 and 15 f ...

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Sex: A Weapon, A Right or A Reward?

By: Naimah Latiff Columnist Sex: A Weapon, A Right or A Reward?               I told my husband I’m tired of him laying around without a job. I told him ‘No Money, No Honey!’” My friend Janice declared triumphantly. I asked her if that motivated him to get out and get a job. “Not yet,” she admitted. “But at least I’m not rewarding him for being lazy!” It’s interesting how ...

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Blacks ‘Segregated’ in Low-Paying Retail Jobs

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Blacks ‘Segregated’ in Low-Paying Retail Jobs   More than 1.9 million Black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for Black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization, Demos, finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality a ...

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Waters Calls for Increased Transparency in HUD’s Reverse Mortgage Program

Maxine Waters Waters Calls for Increased Transparency in HUD’s Reverse Mortgage Program Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), ranking member of the Committee on Financial Services, is calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide meaningful relief and increased transparency for seniors participating in its reverse mortgage program, known as the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program (HEC ...

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