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WALA WORD – CO-STILL

WALA WORD - CO-STILL Written By: Tiffany Lebrón   CO-STILL When you think about Chicago rap legends some of the obvious MC’s come to mind like Common Sense, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco. However with the re-emergence of the conscience rapper, one Chicago MC is promising to leave his imprint on the city he holds dear to his heart. Cordell Hunter, a.k.a CO-STILL is an emerging force who promises to bring h ...

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My Awkward, Long and Tall Journey

My Awkward, Long and Tall Journey By: Jocelyn Morris Fashion & Beauty Columnist                           Who is Jmorrismua? Well if you have never met me in person, you need to know that I am over six feet tall. I am the girl who was always taller than everyone in class. The girl who outgrew her clothes and shoes within a year, every year ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION – Homeless and Broke: How Can You Keep Your Family Together?

Homeless and Broke:  How Can You Keep Your Family Together? By Naimah Latif Columnist   In this frigid weather, there is one segment of the population that really suffers: The Homeless. Although they are in our faces every day, holding cardboard signs at expressway exits, imploring motorists to spare some change, many people feel more comfortable treating them as if they are invisible. Statistics show ...

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Hi Tech Must Give Higher Priority to Diversity

Hi Tech Must Give Higher Priority to Diversity By Kim M. Keenan NNPA Guest Columnist   This revolution will definitely not be televised. When Intel announced that it would spend $300 million over the next five years to create a workforce that actually looks like America, the coverage of the announcement was scant. Here, we have a real game changer, and the faint praise of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s dec ...

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HUD Chief Seeks Broadband Access for the Poor

HUD Chief Seeks Broadband Access for the Poor By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent   Julián Castro, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development talks about the importance of homeownership in the African American community. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)     Julián Castro, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, wants to provide broadband access to p ...

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The Anti-Cruelty Society – Resource Spotlight

    The Anti-Cruelty Society has been on the forefront of animal welfare and humane education ever since it was founded in 1899. Their extensive history is proof of the importance of their  work, and also serves as a reminder of the many things that the organization has accomplished over the years. Their mission is to build a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. The Anti-Cruel ...

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Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts

Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group. The report titled, “Incarceration’s Front Door: The Mi ...

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Carrying the Burden of History – Prince Hall, First Black Abolitionist

Carrying the Burden of History - Prince Hall, First Black Abolitionist  In observance of Black History Month, I believe it is important to highlight some of those long lasting institutions and entities that have continued to serve the empowerment interests of Black America for over the past 200 years. Too often some of us forget too quickly about the historical groups and social bridges that have helped to ...

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Former Chicago Bears player son dies of Brain Cancer

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer   AJ PETERSON AJ Peterson, the son of Former  Chicago Bears player Adrian Peterson has lost his battle with cancer. He tweeted, #Ajsoars is in Heaven, where he belongs... #ajsoar #P3 #MyFirstSuperHero In June, AJ was first diagnosed with a tumor. His football star father was devastated. “Its no comparison. I can stiff arm those and If someone tackled me one week I can go ...

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Hall of Famer Ernie Bank’s Family Cries Foul

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer   Ernie Banks Pictured with his caretaker Regina Rice    The Family of Ernie Banks have accused long time caretaker Regina Rice of jilting them out of their just due portion of the late Ernie Banks estate. According to records, in his will, Banks left all of his assets to a trust controlled by Ms.Rice. In the will Mr.Banks states that he was “making no provisions” fo ...

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