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Black Businesses Help Reduce Black Youth Crime

Black Businesses Help Reduce Black Youth Crime By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent One of the most powerful agents in curtailing Black youth crime in major cities is the presence of Black business owners, according to Karen Parker, professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware. “Not only have [criminologists] not looked at all the aspects of the urban economy by focusing on ...

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The State of Black America Part 2, Jobs

The State of Black America Part 2, Jobs To Be Equal “The hardest work in the world is being out of work.” – Whitney M. Young, National Urban League President 1961-1971 By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist One of the advantages of my position as the president and CEO of the National Urban League is that I have both the opportunity and platform to speak to so many of our nation’s young people. I was presented wit ...

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Mayor Rahm – Wins Second Term

 Mayor Rahm - Wins Second Term with 56% of Vote By Naimah Latif Staff Writer It was a hard fought race, but it’s over now,” a hoarse Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia told a cheering crowd at the UIC Forum. “The people of Chicago made me what I am today. I say to the little boys and girls watching, we didn’t lose today, we tried today. You can’t achieve anything unless you try.” It had been a grueling weekend ...

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Car Review: 2016 Kia Sorento

Car Review: 2016 Kia Sorento By Frank S. Washington/NNPA Columnist Although it should be sunny by the time you read this, we ran into real world conditions while here to test drive the new 2016 Kia Sorento. Wind gusts were up to 50 mph and sometimes more; precipitation varied between rain and sleet and a bunch of snow was expected that night. We felt some relief when we were told that Kia had brought all-wh ...

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The Religion Corner: This Day In History: April 4, 1968 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is Assassinated

The Religion Corner: This Day In History: April 4, 1968  – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is Assassinated by Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Tune in on ‘Good Friday’ – April 3, 2015, to Radio One’s Spirit 1340, on WYCB, ‘Think on These Things’ hosted by me, Lyndia Grant, at 6:00 pm, to hear my interview with Rev. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Non- ...

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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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