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Drop and Give Me 20

Drop and Give Me 20   There is a perspective prevalent in our faith that our suffering is an integral part of God’s plan to ready us for the struggle of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Depending on your point of view you might think that to be a fact of faith. I just don’t believe it’s always true. However, I do believe suffering in some ways is a prerequisite for strengthening one’s spiritual ...

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The Religion Corner: The Dream Marches On

This is a critical time when we all must take a look back at how things “used to be.” On March 7, 1965, state troopers attacked peaceful marchers who were crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, en route to the capitol in Montgomery. On March 7, 2015, the world watched an African-American U.S. president, Barack Obama, speak during the 50th anniversary of Selma at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where ...

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An Unparalleled Act of Love

Nadirah Muhammad and A’ja Booth embrace three days after operation. A mask was worn because A’ja’s immune system was still low.     An Unparalleled Act  of Love She saved my life’ ...In an amazing act of love and courage,  A’ja Booth holding a copy of her unpublished book  “A New Beginning.” a Muslim teacher donates a kidney to a Christian student Eighteen-year-old A’ja Booth suffered from nephrotic sy ...

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Celebrities Support New Film

  Celebrities Support New Film ‘The Rhythm and The Blues’ Nearly 100 top influencers gathered along with local Chicago celebrities to support Chicago’s newest film “The Rhythm and the Blues.” The film, which is set to shoot in the next couple of months, is set in the 1960’s and 70’s, and based on a true story of a Mississippi born family of blues musicians trying to make it in the Windy City.  Socialit ...

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Women: Stop Condoning Hate Crimes Against Women!

Women: Stop Condoning Hate Crimes Against Women! “It’s terrible that she was raped...but what was she wearing?”   I stared in shock at my longtime friend, someone I knew to be an intelligent, progressive champion of the oppressed. When a man makes such an accusatory statement about a victim of sexual assault, it makes my blood boil and I can hardly hold myself back from screaming accusations of “misogynist! ...

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What is Your Obesity Costing You?

What is Your Obesity Costing You? Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing on almost every level, says Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who specializes in treating patients with obesity and associated chronic disease ...

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NYX Baked Blush

NYX Baked Blush Hey everyone! I wanted to tell you about one of my new product finds that I’ve been testing out. I picked up this blush on a while ago while shopping at Ulta and I just wanted to check it out. It’s called NYX Baked blush. What’s so cool about this blush is that it is a combination of a blush, illuminator and bronzer. So basically, it is one of those new school blushes that gives you a nice g ...

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THE OTIS WILSON CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION

THE OTIS WILSON CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION The Otis Wilson Charitable Association, is a non-profit organization, that’s committed to the community it serves, and most importantly, to the children of Chicago. The Otis Wilson Charitable Association works to reduce the negative outcomes related to low levels of physical activity, poor nutrition, and illiteracy in the lives of youth, and increase the positive outco ...

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Nielsen Releases First Multicultural ‘Super Consumer’ Report

With multicultural consumer spending in the United States today at $3.4 trillion, this “super consumer” group has tremendous impact on U.S. mainstream culture, according to a Nielsen report released today. The report, The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers, identifies multicultural consumers as the most dynamic and fasting growing segment of the U.S. consumer economy. “The Multicultural Edge: Rising ...

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Congressional Democrats Introduce Bills to Restore Felon Voting Rights

  Congressional Democrats Introduce Bills to Restore Felon Voting Rights   In the Senate, the Democracy Restoration Act was introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), and Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), among others. The act would guarantee the right to vote in a federal election to every citizen unless they are incarcerated f ...

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