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The State of On-Screen Diversity

                By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist The State of On-Screen Diversity “She was never able, after her education in the movies, to look at a face and not assign it some category in the scale of absolute beauty, and the scale was one she absorbed in full from the silver screen.” – Toni Morrison, “The Bluest Eye,” 1970 From our television sets in our living ro ...

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Questions About CPS $20 Mil Contract

By Hermene Hartman www.ndigo.com How did it happen? How did Chicago Public Schools let a no-bid $20.5 million contract go to the SUPES Training Program in the first place? What’s not being said here? What was SUPES teaching to the principals, who mostly already have postgraduate degrees? Why aren’t management courses in the graduate educational curriculum in the first place? Chicago’s richest elite supports ...

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BOOK REVIEW – Clean Design:

  Robin Wilson   BOOK REVIEW - Clean Design: BY: Robin Wilson “This is a book for all people who want to detoxify their home environment. Although my driving force has always been to create living spaces that protect people with allergies and asthma, my advice is appropriate for anyone who wants to live in a purer, less-toxic home… Sometimes my suggestions will be dramatic… but most of my recommendatio ...

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WORD OF MOUTH

WORD OF MOUTH AUSTIN – Let’s Take Care of Business 15th District Chicago Police Department Monthly Business Meeting Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 8:30 A.M. MacArthur’s Restaurant, 5412 W. Madison, Chicago, IL 1. Information Sharing: Business to Business information sharing allows us to address crime trends, as well as business opportunities, such as TIF, SBIF, Low interest loans, Competitive insurance etc. 2. ...

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Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp

Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Less than a year after her death, Maya Angelou has been further immortalized on a U.S. Postal Service commemorative Forever Stamp. An all-star assembly gathered to witness the first-day-of-issue stamp unveiling ceremony, held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The at-capacity audience included First Lad ...

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2015 Volkswagen Golf R

2015 Volkswagen Golf R   By Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist The high-powered, low volume 2015 Volkswagen Golf R could play a big role in getting the German automaker’s U.S. sales back on the good foot. That would mean more VWs rolling out of showroom doors. Here’s the deal: the VW Golf recently was named car of the year by two very prestigious organizations. Now the Volkswagen Golf R helps to fill o ...

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Spiritually Speaking: Bringing Sin to the Party? Woe!

Spiritually Speaking: Bringing Sin to the Party? Woe!               By James Washington Special to the NNPA  From The Dallas Weekly As believers we think we have a lot on our plates. From our perspective however, that shouldn’t mean we’re challenged beyond our capacity to fulfill God’s destiny for us. It just means we have a purpose; God’s. The more we understand and inter ...

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Panamanian Culture Celebrated at Village Leadership Academy’s World Scholars Gala

Panamanian Culture Celebrated at Village Leadership Academy’s World Scholars Gala Windy City LIVE’s  Ji Suk Yi to Host Annual Fundraising Event   Ji Suk Yi Television personality Ji Suk Yi will serve as the guest host during Village Leadership Academy’s sixth annual World Scholars Program Gala, set for Sunday, April 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nacional 27, located at 325 W. Huron in Chicago.  Ji Suk is the ...

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The power of the shrug

   The power of the Shrug   JOCELYN MORRIS FASHION COLUMNIST   Some call it a bolero. Others call it a shrug. Most of the time, these words are interchangeable and mean the same thing. A shrug/bolero is a basically a short, fitted cardigan or jacket with sleeves. I’m wearing one in the photo. You probably couldn’t tell at first but my shirt is actually sleeveless. A shrug can have either short sle ...

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Letting Go Peacefully:

THE FEMALE SOLUTION Letting Go Peacefully: How To Break Up Without Breaking Down By NaimahLatif Columnist   “I hate you!  I never want to see you again!” My friend Evelyn’s 16 year old daughter Samantha screamed into her cell phone and to emphasize her point, threw the phone on the floor. I heard a cracking sound. “Her and her boyfriend broke up yesterday,” Evelyn informed me.  “They been screaming at ...

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