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South Chicago Art Center

South Chicago Art Center The mission of the South Chicago Art Center is to provide youth with an accessible, safe place to participate in quality visual arts programs. In pursuing this mission, the Art Center is guided by three core values:   YOUTH ENRICHMENT The Art Center serves as a safe haven for youth to expand their artistic talents, build meaningful relationships, foster leadership development, ...

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Chatham Enrichment Center

Chatham Enrichment Center The Chatham Enrichment Center (CEC) is developed to promote the educational advancement for our youth in the Chatham and surrounding neighborhoods.  We  provide well-rounded educational programs including: comprehensive music instruction, tutorial/homework assistance, foreign language, job readiness initiatives, and other support services for children between the ages of 5 and 15 f ...

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Sex: A Weapon, A Right or A Reward?

By: Naimah Latiff Columnist Sex: A Weapon, A Right or A Reward?               I told my husband I’m tired of him laying around without a job. I told him ‘No Money, No Honey!’” My friend Janice declared triumphantly. I asked her if that motivated him to get out and get a job. “Not yet,” she admitted. “But at least I’m not rewarding him for being lazy!” It’s interesting how ...

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Blacks ‘Segregated’ in Low-Paying Retail Jobs

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Blacks ‘Segregated’ in Low-Paying Retail Jobs   More than 1.9 million Black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for Black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization, Demos, finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality a ...

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Waters Calls for Increased Transparency in HUD’s Reverse Mortgage Program

Maxine Waters Waters Calls for Increased Transparency in HUD’s Reverse Mortgage Program Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), ranking member of the Committee on Financial Services, is calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide meaningful relief and increased transparency for seniors participating in its reverse mortgage program, known as the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program (HEC ...

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Hastert Indictment Spotlights Republican Hypocrisy

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Hastert Indictment Spotlights Republican Hypocrisy Jolene Burdge told ABC that Hastert molested her brother, Stephen Reinboldt, all through high school. At the time, Hastert was the wrestling coach and Reinboldt was the student equipment manager at Yorkville High School in Illinois.” The indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the disclosure that he may have b ...

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Bitter Sweet Celebration For Hadiya Pendleton’s Graduating Class

    By CHARLES ROUGHY Staff Writer  Bitter Sweet Celebration For Hadiya Pendleton’s Graduating Class Officials of King College Prep placed an empty chair, decorated with a lavender cloth, purple ribbon and fresh flowers, the chair marked the spot where Hadiya Pendleton would have sat had she lived to attend her high school graduation Tuesday night. The chair was a commemorative gesture by school o ...

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HOROSCOPES: Saturday 6th June to Friday 12th June

HOROSCOPES: Saturday 23rd May to Friday 29th May  Gemini May 22-June 21  The skies are action-packed this week, especially for Gemini, so get ready to take full advantage of the opportunities that come your way. A recent setback or delay could turn out to be a blessing in disguise, so stay focused on your goal and be determined. The stars are on your side and you can bring about a major breakthrough. Starli ...

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Word Of Mouth “2015 Movies In The Parks” Series

The DuSable Museum,and the Chicago Park District Present The DuSable Museum,and the Chicago Park District Present   “2015 Movies In The Parks” Series   The DuSable Museum of African American History is pleased to present the 2015 edition of the Chicago Park District’s “Movies In The Parks.” Beginning Saturday, June 20, 2015, and ending on Saturday, August 15, 2015, The DuSable will present screeni ...

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Open the Floodgates of Heaven

BY: LYNDIA GRANT NNPA COLUMNIST Open the Floodgates of Heaven Open the Floodgates of Heaven” by Bishop Paul S. Morton is a song with one line of lyrics. It’s about times when you find yourself suffering through a drought. It is a metaphor that reminds us that His Word says He will open the windows of Heaven and pour us out blessings we won’t have room to receive. It causes us to reflect on the tragedies in ...

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