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Lawyers for the Creative Arts: Honors House Music

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer             House Producer pioneer, Vince Lawrence and Music Journalist, Jim DeRogantis.   The music scene in Chicago has always spawned some of the world’s greatest talent from various genres- Blues, Soul, Jazz, Rock, Polka, Hip Hop and House music. The talent often outweighs the knowledge of business for many of these wonderful creative p ...

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Exchanges Fail to Protect Colon Cancer Patients

By: Jasmine Greenamyer Contributing Writer Colon cancer will claim more than 50,000 American lives this year. One in 20 people will be diagnosed at some point in their lives. Thanks to better screening and new treatments, the death rate from colon cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years. But even the best screening and treatment can’t help those unable to afford health care. The Affordable Care Act ...

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GM’s Boler-Davis Awarded 2014 ( Technology of the Year )

GM’s Boler-Davis Awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year                         Alicia Boler-Davis (Senior Vp Global) & John Quattrone (Senior Vp Ghr) A General Motors executive who said she was once discouraged by a teacher from pursuing an engineering career received the 2014 Technologist of the Year award from Women of Color magazine. Alicia ...

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Blacks “Unbank” at Higher Rates than Whites

By:Freddie Allen NNPA SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT   When it comes to cashing checks and other financial transactions, Blacks are “unbanked” at much higher rates than Whites, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The FDIC, an independent government agency that guarantees deposits up to $250,000 at insured banks, conducted the study in June 2013 aided by the U ...

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Crime: Former Teacher, Coach Sentenced to 10 years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Female Student

              Bridgforth CHICAGO—A former south suburban school teacher and coach has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a 14-year-old female student, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Idris Bridgeforth, 42, of Riverdale, was previously convicted after a bench trial of Criminal Sexual Assault (Class 1 F ...

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Mary J. Blige:

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer I remember when I heard the first Mary J. Blige song – “You Remind Me” off of the ‘Strictly Business’ movie soundtrack. We were treated to a taste of the young singer’s voice before her debut CD, ‘What’s the 411’ was released on Andre Harrell’s Uptown Record label. Everyone wanted to know who had that raw, soulful voice on that track. A different type of voice over smooth me ...

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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Big Budget Films   Big Hero 6                      (PG for action, peril, crude humor and mature themes) Animated family comedy inspired by the Marvel Comics series about a 14 year-old inventor (Ryan Potter) who teams with his inflatable robot (Scott Adsit) and his close friends to solve a string of crimes. Voice cast includes Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, ...

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Ford Ready to Work in a “Shaken Up” Illinois

            on Issues for a Stronger and Fairer State CHICAGO - “With the election now behind us, I would like to thank the voters for their vote of confidence as I move into my fifth term as state Representative for the 8th District of Illinois,” said state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago. “I am more ready now than I have ever been, with better insights into the needs of peop ...

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DuSable Museum President & CEO Carol Adams Slates Retirement

                    DuSable Museum President & CEO Carol Adams  Slates Retirement CHICAGO, IL. (24 October 2014) – After a stellar and award-winning career of more than five decades,  working in the fields of education, cultural arts and activism, DuSable Museum President and CEO, Carol L. Adams, Ph. D. has announced her plans to retire from the leadersh ...

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Governor Elect Bruce Rauner

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer Bruce Rauner is Governor of the State of Illinois after defeating incumbent, Governor Pat Quinn in Tuesday’s Midterm Elections. After 52% of the voter calculation, media outlets declared the Republican candidate the winner.      Because of the shortage of polling judges available due to an anonymous robocalls scaring at least 2,000 election judges from showing up a ...

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