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Improve Your Mental Sharpness

Improve Your Mental Sharpness Staying active physically is important as you age. But exercising the brain can also have some important health and disease-prevention benefits. In fact, a 2014 study conducted by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center found that participants who reported playing memory games at least every other day performed better on standard memory tests compared to those who pla ...

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Former Model, B. Smith, Seeks Greater Awareness of Alzheimers Among Minorities

By AJOYA LONG NNPA Columnist   Former Model, B. Smith, Seeks Greater Awareness of Alzheimers Among Minorities     Smith, the first African American woman to appear on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine in 1976, is reaching out to minorities who are battling Alzheimer’s disease. The model, born Barbara Smith, revealed her struggle with the disease in a CBS interview last July. Since then, she ...

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War Between Apple v. Samsung

BY: HARRY C. ALFORD Columnist War Between Apple v. Samsung Beyond the Rhetoric   On the surface, the Apple/Samsung trial that recently concluded appears to be a minor win for Samsung in a long-running patent war. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit cut Samsung’s damages payment from $930 million to $548 million, a substantial reduction in penalty. The legal reasoning behind the court’s de ...

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Verizon’s “POTENTIAL OF US” Inspires Inner City Youth Artists

BY: NAIMAH LATIF STAFF WRITER Verizon’s “POTENTIAL OF US” Inspires Inner City Youth Artists   An excited audience Tweeted and Facebooked images of award winning R & B artist Melanie Fiona, rap artists KM and lyricist OMEN during a special concert sponsored by Verizon held at the Harold Washington Cultural Center on 47th and King Drive Friday evening May 29, 2015. The new technology coupled with cel ...

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Entourage – The Boys Are Back for a Bawdy, Big Screen Adventure

Entourage  The Boys Are Back for a Bawdy, Big Screen Adventure Film Review:By Kam Williams   Entourage - went off the air in 2011, after enjoying a phenomenal, eight-year run on the HBO Network, thanks to its refreshingly-authentic take on cutthroat world of Hollywood. That semi-autobiographical TV-series revolving around the irreverent alpha-male antics of a fictional movie star and his posse was insp ...

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Tips ‘n Tricks for Surviving Summer

Ask Alma: Tips ‘n Tricks for Surviving Summer Whether you are planning staycations or hitting the road for a longer journey, summer is a time of festivities and gatherings. When getting together with family and friends, take advantage of these tips and tricks for surviving summer. • Be a Summer Shenanigan Prepper: Admit it…music festivals, backyard barbecues and summer outings can get a little messy. Fortun ...

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ASK ALMA: The One that Got Away…

The One that Got Away...                   Dear Alma, I’ve been married for over 10 years and I’m very happy with my husband and two kids. My husband is very kind to me. My kids are very well behaved and we have a good life. Before I got married I was in love with a man who said he would never get married and he didn’t want any kids. I always hoped that he didn’t ...

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Female Solution: Can We Agree on a Universal Code of Ethics?

By: Naimah Latif Columnist   Can We Agree on a Universal Code of Ethics? We’re tired of arguing, fighting, killing, marching, rallies, anger, riots, and fear. We just want to live in peace. What would it take to make that happen? It’s easier than you think. The perpetual condition of crime, violence and poverty in our neighborhoods makes me think of the story about a man walking down a rode, approachin ...

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BDM Baseball Camp Trains Youth In Skills and Business of Sports

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer BDM Baseball Camp Trains Youth In Skills and Business of Sports Inspired by the success of the JRW Little League team, Englewood youth are excited to participate in BDM, a summer baseball camp held in Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine. JRW Players Ronald Carrolll (far left) and Jaheim Benton (far right, red and white cap) under the direction of Coach Curly Hall (rear, third from right ...

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Easter Seals

Easter Seals History Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.   Tragedy L ...

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