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Abuse is an Ugly Word:

Abuse is an Ugly Word: Ray Rice’s Contract is Terminated By Mary L. Datcher               Janay and Ray Rice Since the release of TMZ’s video showing the angry punch that knocked out his fiancée at the time and now wife, Janay Rice shattered the glass that the NFL maintained protecting its players over the years. Played all over the world, the footage shows the Baltimore R ...

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Study and the Youth: Mentoring works!

by Jaimie McKinley Youth Contributing Writer   There are a great deal of children that suffer from the lack of support systems that could lead them in a positive direction, which often causes them to seek attention from things that may not be so good for them. With the hope of prevention from those negative behaviors, there are mentoring programs and mentors able and willing to help them through their ...

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Community and Religious Leaders: Pray for Peace

by Naimah Latif Contributing Writer             Photo by: Pamela Jones Last Friday during lunchtime, a cross section of community leaders and activists gathered under the Picasso on Daley Plaza to address issues of violence. Through collective prayer, music, and motivational speeches, they sought to stir up a spirit of action among the lunchtime crowd. Pastor John Hannah and Pa ...

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New Greater True Light

New Greater True Light Pastor Whitehead (New Greater Exodus M.B.C. & 1st Lady Linda), Pastor Robert Lockett & 1st Lady Elizabeth, Minister Manual Douglas, Pastor Pitts (St. James Cathedral Industrial M.B.C. & 1ST Lady Chandra)               Pastor Robert Lockett & 1st Lady Elizabeth                  Guest Speaker Past ...

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7 Secrets of Personal Significance:

...That people need and wish others knew they needed them by REv. Manson B. Johnson Specialist to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times Bible Fact: Knowingly or unknowingly human beings seek daily in different ways and in different measures to find the paradise man once had with God in the beginning. The Big Idea: People who are aware of the common personal significance needs (PSN) enable them to achieve ...

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Vote to Change: Ferguson & American

Vote to Change: Ferguson & American By Carl D. West Contributing Columnist   The murder of the young man in Ferguson, MO. was horrible and the alleged killer should be dealt with swiftly and harshly. This, everyone can agree upon, primarily the citizens of Ferguson. They’ve been delivered a heavy burden; to deal with the murder and the aftermath of its consequences all while trying to deal with how ...

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There is Hope for OUR CHICAGO YOUTH

By Jaimie McKinley Youth Contributing Writer                   Photo by Vincent Walker   “The future of Black people is really in the hands of these dynamic powerful black youth and all they need is the right guidance”, Louis Farrakhan stated. Moreover, everybody can’t talk and don’t have the ability to put the power into effect, so it really starts with our ...

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Commissioner Announces Engagement

                Commissioner Keri Steele and Maze Jackson   Former Justice John Steele and his wife announced the engagement of their daughter, Commissioner Keri Steele of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to Maze Jackson. Steele was elected November 6, 2012 to her first term as a Commissioner. Steele is a Chemist, an Environmentalist ...

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Antonio Smith: 9 Year old laid to Rest

Antonio Smith: 9 Year old laid to Rest By: Mary L. Datcher                     The parents of Antonio Smith laid his 9-year old body to rest this past Saturday at Evening Star Baptist Church on the South Side of Chicago. Antonio was shot and killed over a week ago in the Greater Crossing neighborhood better known as ‘Pocket Town’ when his body was found in t ...

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Little Black Pearl Celebrates 20 Years:

                        Little Black Pearl Celebrates 20 Years: Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson, Rachelle Ferrell, Nona Hendryx, Leela James, Liz Wright Performs at Pearl Fest Chicago Little Black Pearl celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the organization’s annual outdoor Pearl Fest which was held this past weekend at 31st Street Beach.  Featuring ...

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