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Resource Spotlight – Chicago Urban League

Chicago Urban League At the Chicago Urban League, they believe that a strong African American community makes a stronger Chicago. For nearly a century, the Urban League—through unique community, corporate and civic relationships,—has helped people find jobs, affordable housing, educational opportunities, and grow businesses. We are passionate advocates for educational equality, economic development and soci ...

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Overmedicating Children in Foster Care

Overmedicating Children in Foster Care On any given day, nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic medication – more than four times the rate for all children. Nearly half of children living in residential treatment centers or group homes take psychotropic medications. Children in foster care are more likely to be prescribed multiple psychotropic medications at very high ...

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Hales Franciscan Alumni Unite To Save Their College Prep School

Hales Franciscan Alumni Unite To Save Their College Prep School Named in honor of Hales’ esteemed alumni Attorney Donald Hubert, a member of the school’s first four year graduating class in 1966, this year’s gala was especially significant. Due to decreased enrollment in this private, previously all-male, now co-ed institution, the school is in danger of closing unless it immediately raises $300,000.00. Dr. ...

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RTW Veterans Center Offers A house, A Hand To Homeless Vets

RTW Veterans Center Offers A house, A Hand To Homeless Vets What does it feel like to risk your life in battle for your country on foreign soil only to come home and discover you have no home to come to? Homeless veterans shared their stories of painful struggle and their overwhelming gratitude for the RTW Veteran Center on this past Memorial Day during a celebration held on the lot adjacent to the RTW Vete ...

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‘Stupid’ Infrastructure Neglect

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist ‘Stupid’ Infrastructure Neglect When Amtrak Northeast Regional Train #188 derailed on May 12, federal budget observers wondered if the underfunding of our nation’s fraying infrastructure was at least partly responsible for the deaths of eight people and the injuries to more than 200. Despite these questions, House Republicans voted to reduce President Obama’s request for ...

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Shots Ring Out – Memorial Day Weekend

Shots Ring Out - Memorial Day Weekend 50 people shot 12 Killed in Chicago Unfortunately along with great cookouts and honoring our fallen soldiers,  Memorial Day weekend in Chicago has become the prelude to summertime  gun violence and this year was no different. Gun shots rang out  throughout Chicagoland this Memorial Day weekend and a reported 50 or more people were shot, 12 fatally. 4-year-old Jacele Joh ...

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Chicago Artist Spotlight: Tangela McGee – Theater Diva

-Photo by: Kathleen Mosley- Chicago Artist Spotlight: Tangela McGee - Theater Diva Tangela McGee is a 26 year old entertainer born and raised right here in Chicago.  She is an actress, model, mentor, dancer and singer, just to name a few.  Tangela is surely making a name for herself and taking the industry by storm little by little.  She currently is supporting actress in the Encore presentation of Preachin ...

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SPIKE LEE DEFENDS ‘CHIRAQ’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBmaMXnuYXs [iframe id="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2IrAOp4kkU8" align="center" mode="lazyload" autoplay="yes"] ...

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Bears’ George McCaskey questions himself on Ray McDonald signing

Bears' George McCaskey questions himself on Ray McDonald signing Bears Chairman George McCaskey addressed the team's signing and subsequent release of Ray McDonald on Wednesday at Halas Hall, saying he has been second-guessing his decision to approve the move and questioning what could have been done differently. McDonald was arrested Monday in California on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and chil ...

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Car Review: 2016 Fiat 500X

By Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist Car Review: 2016 Fiat 500X It was bigger, taller and barely looked like a Fiat 500 from the side. But from the front it was unmistakably the small Italian import that has had some success during its four years in the U.S. market. The car had the double headlamps, the trapezoidal nose, signature “whiskers and logo” face and rounded clamshell hood reminiscent of the origi ...

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