You Are Here: Home » Articles posted byWindyCityWord (Page 5)

PUSH Excel Youth Oratory Contest Winners Promote World Peace

“I am here to speak for all generations to come. I am here to speak on behalf of all the starving children around the world whose voices too often go unheard. I am here to speak for all the animals dying across our planet, because there is nowhere left for them to go.” So declared the impassioned voice of 7th grader Zarifah Shahid as part of her presentation of the speech “The Girl Who Silenced the United N ...

Read more

Bobby Shmurda Arrested on Drugs, Murder Charges

Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda pleaded not guilty on murder and drug charges last Thursday. The Brooklyn rapper gained fame after his “Shmoney” dance went viral on the internet and social media with more than 70 million views. Shmurda was held in lieu of a $2 million bail. Bobby Shmurda, who’s real name is Ackquille Pollard, was charged with his GS9 group members group GS9. The street gang is linked to a ser ...

Read more

Time to Reform the ‘Thug’ Image of Hip Hop

One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice.  First, because, I Can’t Breathe.  I am still in mourning over all these babies being gunned down by the people who are supposed to protect us. It goes back to what I have been saying all along is the Hip Hop’s Dilemma – the common distasteful physical, emotional and/or mental trauma people are ...

Read more

Add Economic Justice to the Black Agenda

The groundswell for criminal justice reform has become nearly daily headline news. Demonstrations spanning the nation and many parts of the globe have demanded justice for those lives taken by questionable and fatal police behavior. Yet, Black America also suffers from another kind of injustice that is economic in nature and as pervasive as it is cruel. According to a new analysis of the Federal Reserve’s S ...

Read more

With a Criminal Record, it’s One Strike and You’re Out

Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his brother as well as charges of being an instrument of a crime. His lawyer advised him that he could win a trial. Later, that advice became a plea offer. Without b ...

Read more

CHICAGOLAND MCDONALD’S OWNERS HOST TOY GIVEAWAY FOR CITY YOUTH

Tuesday, December 16the Black McDonald’s Operators Association of Chicago and Northwest Indiana (BMOA) brought  some cheer to the holiday season by hosting a holiday party and toy giveaway at the McDonald’s restaurant located 3200 W. Roosevelt on the city’s west side. McDonald’s owner operator Ron Lofton served as host of the event that donated toys and winter wear items (hats, gloves, scarves) to more than ...

Read more

Low Gas Prices, early Chrismtas Gift for drivers

The price of gas has been falling steadily over the last couple of months. According to gasbuddy.com, the BP station and the GoLO station at Roosevelt and Independence are battling with gas prices set at $2.47 per gallon for 87 octane. The Shell on North Avenue and Harlem has gas for $2.55 per gallon. Many just figured we would never see gas prices this low again. The drop in oil prices has been triggered b ...

Read more

THE RELIGION CORNER: The District of Columbia Without Marion Barry

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA  from The Washington Informer   My sister, Ernestine Grant, texted me from Kinston, North Carolina, the other day. “How do you define D.C. without Marion Barry?” she wanted to know. I have been wondering the same thing. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 will go down in history as the day the District of Columbia lost its most beloved leader, Marion Barry, the city’s “Mayor for L ...

Read more

My Family Tree Does Not Determine My Fruit

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA  from The houston forward-times   Forward Thinkers, this past weekend I was honored to speak at the Annual Black Male Summit at Lone Star College. Forward Thinkers, I opened up my presentation with a very vivid illustration that I want to share with my Forward Thinking community on today. Forward Thinkers, I had several African American teenager boys come up a ...

Read more

Buju Banton Seeks Early Release from US Prison

Grammy winning reggae artist Buju Banton, who was convicted on cocaine trafficking charges in 2011, has filed a motion in court in an attempt to secure an earlier release date.                 The Tampa Bay Tribune reports that Buju,whose given name is Mark Myrie, filed his own motion from prison asking to be released early based on a recent change in federal drug sen ...

Read more

© 2014 Powered By The Windy City Word

Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Scroll to top