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Black Graduates Face a Tough Job Market

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Columnist  Black Graduates Face a Tough Job Market Things have improved from the depths of the Great Recession, but for young workers, it’s still going to be slow going.”   College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still face a tough climb. That climb will be especially difficult for Black college graduates ...

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CHIRAQ: More Than Just a Nickname, a Shameful and Tragic Reality for Many

CHIRAQ: More Than Just a Nickname,  a Shameful and Tragic Reality for Many For me, that is my reality. It is an irony that I would send a son to settle someone else’s freedom and lose my other son in a free country—it’s real...” - Brenda Mitchell   A new movie, second term for mayor and summer approaching has all eyes on Chicago’s politicians, police, people, and body count   On Monday, May 18, Rahm Emanuel ...

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Car Review: 2015 Lexus NX

Car Review: 2015 Lexus NX In the Lexus alphanumeric lexicon, any vehicle nameplate ending with a small “h” is a hybrid. Such was the case with the 2015 Lexus NX 300h. It looks like a rocket. The NX was Lexus’ small 5-door crossover and it had very aggressive styling. Beginning with the brand’s spindle grille, the exterior was comprised of sharply angled edges and creases. The NX had a raked windshield as we ...

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Balancing Your Life — Mentally, Physically and Spiritually

Balancing Your Life — Mentally, Physically and Spiritually This article is about our health mentally, physically and spiritually. The Bible says it is in 1 Corinthians: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” It’s that time of the year again; my third radio show anniversary is in June. This year, my health fair will b ...

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Dreaming, Believing in Prostate Cancer Cure

Dreaming, Believing in Prostate Cancer   Cure Robert Ginyard doesn’t have a cure for cancer nor does he have a concrete solution for preventing the dreaded disease. However, the entrepreneur and prostate cancer survivor has been quite successful in providing a crucial tool for those who are recovering from serious illnesses, setbacks and whatever else might be a source of chagrin. “My message is that you re ...

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Space to Grow: Transforming the Community and Environment, one schoolyard at a Time

Space to Grow: Transforming the Community and Environment, one schoolyard at a Time Commissioner Barbara McGowan, Vice President of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago stated “With summer ahead of us and the increasing chance of heavy rainstorms, we urge residents from the community to join us and learn about flood prevention,” said MWRD Vice President Barbara McGowan. “Space to G ...

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Blacks Least Likely to Get Business Loan from Banks

Blacks Least Likely to Get Business Loan from Banks Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo. Nearly half (47 percent) of Black-owned businesses operate in the South and the study found that 77 percent of Black business owners use personal cash to finance their businesses. Afri ...

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Obama Bans Distribution of Military-Grade Equipment to Local Police

Obama Bans Distribution of Military-Grade Equipment to Local Police President Obama this week announced steps to demilitarize local police, limiting and outright banning access to certain weapons. The President made the announcement in Camden, N.J., May 18 during remarks about the administration’s broader efforts on law enforcement reform. “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling ...

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Kenny “The Jet” Smith makes $15K donation to Metroboard Chicago Urban League

Kenny “The Jet” Smith Makes $15K donation to Metroboard Chicago Urban League Kenny “The Jet” Smith, TV analyst and former NBA star, joined Coors Light to make a $15,000 donation to the Metroboard of Chicago Urban League. The donation is part of the Coors Light Full Court reFRESH program, now in its second year, which restores community basketball courts in need across the country. Local basketball courts in ...

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CENTER STAGE: Concert, Festivals and Events for May

DRAKE JODY WATLEY BEENIE MAN   WVON’s Speak Sistah Speak Thursday, May 28, DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E. 56th Place), FREE Jazzin’ with the Saints Friday, May 29 @ Gallery Guichard (436 E. 47th Street) Jungle Tour with Drake Friday, May 29 @ United Center Rachelle Ferrell Live Friday, May 29 @ Portage Theatre Chicago Gospel Music Festival Friday – Sunday, May 29-31 @ Millennium Par ...

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