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ASK ALMA: Mother Moved in: But, Won’t Move Out!

ASK ALMA         By: Alma Gill Columnist Dear Alma,   My mother and I have a decent relationship. She was on drugs when I was growing up, but she’s stopped and is doing fine. She is healthy and able. She lives with me and my kids. She doesn’t pay rent or help with the kids. I’m 36 and she’s 55. When she moved in, I thought it was temporary and wanted to help her get on her feet. Now ...

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Training Your Four-Legged Friend

Obedience brings happiness to the home   Man’s best friend can be counted on for many things - from greeting you after a long day at work to being a loyal walking buddy. But to reap all the benefits of dog ownership, it’s important to lay the foundation of training and obedience.   Why train? An obedient dog is a happy dog, free of restrictions. When a dog acts out, the owner must quickly react - ...

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5 – Steps On How To Take a Better Selfie

5 - Steps On How To Take a Better Selfie by Jocelyn Morris Fashion & Beauty Columnist Hey you! I saw you on Instagram. I also saw you on Facebook. You were feeling yourself and having a wonderful day so you decided to take a selfie. Well to be honest with you, I saw your selfie and some other selfies. Some were great and some were not so great! Well, if you are one of those who struggles with this conce ...

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Wala Cam TV Spotlight – October

 Wala Cam TV Spotlight - October   When all else fails, get up and dance! Well, at least that’s the motto for this young and gifted dancer on the rise, widely known as “October”. With October’s upbeat personality and positive mind set, there is no wonder he has taken the dance world by storm! October is deeply passionate about dancing and makes every move personal! Recently, WalaCam sat down and interv ...

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Word On The Street – Jrw whistleblower arrested

Word On The Street - Jrw Whistleblower Arrested The Evergreen Park youth baseball coach who  filed the complaint that led to  Jackie Robinson West being stripped of a Little League national championship, faces assault and several other charges in Evergreen Park. 39 year old Christopher Janes, of the 9100 block of Albany Avenue, was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer and was also ...

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Chatham gets new Reentry Service Center

In an effort to heal a broken community, a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 3rd from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the GEO Reentry Service Center, 8007 So. Cottage Grove Avenue in Suite A located in the Chatham community. The son of the late Rev. Leonard Barr, Emanuel Barr, Outreach and Operations manager for the Center, said the ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. and ...

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Link Unlimited Scholars

Link Unlimited Scholars   www.parentpowerchicago.org   Mission Statement: LINK Unlimited Scholars provides educational college preparatory opportunities for economically disadvantaged African American high school youth. In so doing, it integrates mentoring relationships, college readiness and leadership development to foster academic success, personal development and interracial understanding and ...

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Real Estate – As Loan Debts Rise, Foreclosures Dip

 Real Estate - As Loan Debts Rise, Foreclosures Dip   A new economic analysis by the New York Federal Reserve Bank found fewer foreclosures, bankruptcies and credit card delinquencies. However the rates of delinquent auto and student loans are worse than before. For most consumers, debt may seem like a constant companion – not a friend but somehow lurking near. How consumers manage their debts can also ...

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Black Dollars Matter!

   Black Dollars Matter! The protest slogans addressing our latest struggle for justice and equity compel me to come up with a new phrase. The signs and T-Shirts emblazoned with “I Can’t Breathe!” “No Justice, No Peace!” and the latest, “Black Lives Matter,” carry connotations related to action. I often wonder what the folks who wear the T-shirts and hold the signs are doing to back up the slogans they ...

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Report: Incarceration Shows Little to No Effect on Crime

Report: Incarceration Shows Little to No Effect on Crime In the last two decades mass incarceration, a system that has a disproportionate negative impact on the Black community, has had little to no effect on crime, according to a new report. The United States accounts for about 5 percent of the world’s population and one-quarter of the world’s incarcerated population, “nine to ten times that of many Europe ...

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