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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun For movies Opening on April 3, 2015 Big Budget Films Furious 7 (PG-13 for pervasive violence and mayhem, suggestive content and brief profanity) Latest installment in the adrenaline-fueled franchise, featuring recently-deceased Paul Walker’s final screen appearance, finds the motley crew of mercenaries coming out of retirement to match wits with ...

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Film Review: Fast & Furious 7

Film Review: Fast & Furious 7 By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic   Walking into a theater to see the latest Fast & Furious episode is like saying hello to an old, well-oiled friend. Great and familiar cast, excellent script, superb production values and the direction is tight as a drum. Can’t say this is the best film of the franchise, because so many of them have been excellent. But it’s easily ...

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The “Empire” strikes back

The “Empire” Strikes Back By Jineea Butler/ NNPA Columnist As the first season of the hit Fox series “Empire” comes to a close with record numbers in viewership, I am amazed at how easy our community can be used to push agendas that don’t benefit our bottom line. When was the last time you saw a primetime show starring three Oscar nominees and an Oscar winner? And when have you seen that on an openly conser ...

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WALACAM TV SPOTLIGHT: Mr.Westside:TeeJay Da Boss

WALACAM TV SPOTLIGHT: Mr.Westside:TeeJay Da Boss Believe it or not there are many positive stories coming from the streets of Chicago. One of the most inspiring talents to turn a dream into reality from Chicago, is none other than Tee Jay (AKA) Mr.Westside “TeeJayDaBoss”! This amazing dancer not only enjoys what he does,  but also enjoys what it does for others.  His Chicago Street dancing style brings a tw ...

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The Nature of A Man: It’s a Matter of Self-Pride

The Nature of A Man: It’s a Matter of Self-Pride THE FEMALE SOLUTION By Naimah Latif Columnist “A man will have sex with any attractive woman who says ‘yes.’ That’s how all men are,” my male friend declared. No, that’s not true, it depends on how the man was raised, I insisted.  He emphatically disagreed, stating, “Every man is that way. That’s the nature of a man.” My friend and I have been having this deb ...

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Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., said that since the 4th grade, he always knew that he wanted to grow up and fight for the communi ...

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IVY LEAGUE TUTORING

IVY LEAGUE TUTORING Ivy League Tutoring is Chicagoland’s only high-quality one-on-one tutoring agency. We have provided high quality tutoring for almost twenty-five years with Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Northwestern, West Point, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Stanford, M.I.T, Caltech, and University of Chicago educated tutors in all subjects, including Mathematics, Science, English, Reading, Social Science, F ...

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The Push to Eliminate Predatory Lending

The Push to Eliminate Predatory Lending By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of a letter signed by 500 consumer advocates from all 50 states, an unprecedented push for reining in abusive small-dollar, high-cost loans has engaged the White House and Capitol Hill. When an increasing number of Americans are striving to keep their financial houses in order, eliminating predatory lending is making ...

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Broader Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders Receive Bipartisan Support

Broader Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders Receive Bipartisan Support By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent As the economy recovers and violent crime hits 30-year lows, lawmakers continue to trade in their tough on crime rhetoric for smarter measures, joining ex-offenders and workers rights advocates to advance fair hiring practices for the 70 million adults in the U.S. that have arrests or convic ...

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All Eyes Fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 Election

All Eyes Fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 Election If the Black residents of Ferguson, Mo., want to radically reform the political climate that encouraged police to disproportionately ticket, fine and arrest them to collect revenue for the city coffers, they’ll have to do more than embrace non-violent acts of civil disobedience and peaceful protests – they will have to vote. In the north St. Louis suburb that is ...

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