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WGCI to replace program director, Morning Riot show cast

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer     It has come to our attention here at The Windy City Word that things are once again being shaken up in Chicago Radio. Fans of the “The Morning Riot” morning show will have a different experience after last Monday and that’s because it turns out that long time morning personalities Tony Sculfield and Nina Chantele will no longer be members of the morning team. As ...

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Blacks Still Trail Whites, Latinos in Getting Treated for HIV

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   The CDC reported that young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) account for more new HIV infections than any other subgroup of MSM. African American women accounted for 64 percent of AIDS diagnoses among all women in 2010, compared with 17 percent of Latino women 15 percent of White women.  Although Black teens represent only 17 percent of the ...

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Prissi’s Corner – Anywhere But There…

 By:Priscilla Powell Columnist                       I often encounter travel prospects who want to be the first person to visit a destination. Newsflash you are not Christopher Columbus, and you cannot be the first person to visit any destination, sorry someone has been there and done that which is probably why you are requesting it. Usually the conver ...

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Saint Sabina’s 5th ‘Operation Hope’ free hot dinner giveaway set

By:Chinta Strausberg Contributing Writer             In just two-weeks, the fifth “Operation Hope” will come to the Auburn Gresham community and an expected 2,000 people will once again wrap around the popular BJ’s Market & Bakery at 79th and Racine where Father Michael L. Pfleger, executives from the Johnson Publishing Company and other V.I.P.’s will pass out free, home-co ...

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Marijuna Dispenseries to Open on City’s South West Side

Alderman Ed Burke has been the City Council’s toughest regulator of medical marijuana however his southwest ward could see two of the city’s 13 dispensaries in his. The very powerful alderman of the 14th Ward has been a vocal supporter of very strict restrictions on the clinic but has backed two applications from new companies looking to open dispensaries on busy Archer Avenue. Maribis of Chicago and Altern ...

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Rev. Jackson: Grand Jury’s Decision Follows Historic Pattern of Injustice

By:Naimah Latif Contributing Columnist Jesse Jackson speaks at a recent press conference about the Grand Jury's decision in the  case. Standing with Rev. Jackson (L to R) Rev. Acree, Rev. Wilson and Rev. Hatch Photo By: John Alexander “Tonight is a sad commentary on the historical pattern of an unarmed black teen shot and killed and it is seen as justifiable homicide,” stated Rev. Jesse Jackson Tuesday even ...

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Chicago Set to Raise Minimum Wage to 13$

Chicago is one of the cities around the country that is attempting to bypass the state legislature and get a grip on this hot button political issue on its own. Earlier this year other cities such as Seattle voted to phase in a $15-per-hour wage. Portland, Maine, and Louisville are also reviewing the minimum wage issue. Some business owners and Republicans feel that raising the minimum wage will lead to job ...

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2014 Soul Train Awards

The 2014 Soul Train Music Awards was quite the spectacule this year. The show aired Sunday and consisted of old school reunions and moments that gave social media users quite the inspiration for chatter. Talk show host Wendy Williams served as the MC for the event, which also included an exciting performance from singer Chris Brown. The Soul train Awards were entertaining but it appears that there is a shor ...

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A Perverted View of Black on Black Crime

By: George Curry             In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that Blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After responding yes, he added: “But I think just as much if no ...

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Horrible Bosses 2: Principal Cast Reconvenes for Raunchy, Irreverent Sequel

By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist                 Timing is everything, when it comes to comedy, and this sequel suffers from an acute case of terrible timing. First of all, with the Bill Cosby rape allegations figuring so prominently in the news nowadays, the last thing anybody wants to laugh at is a premise predicated upon secretly slipping a knockout pill in ...

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