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All Eyes Fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 Election

All Eyes Fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 Election If the Black residents of Ferguson, Mo., want to radically reform the political climate that encouraged police to disproportionately ticket, fine and arrest them to collect revenue for the city coffers, they’ll have to do more than embrace non-violent acts of civil disobedience and peaceful protests – they will have to vote. In the north St. Louis suburb that is ...

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The State of Black America – Part 1, Education

The State of Black America – Part 1, Education “What the people want is very simple: they want an America as good as its promise.” - Texas Congresswoman Barbara C. Jordan There’s no other way to say it. Black America is in crisis. Over the past year, we have been bombarded with headlines that continue to drive home the longstanding challenges faced by Black and Brown communities in our nation.  From the kil ...

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CSU Crowd Leans Toward Chuy In Televised Mayoral Forum

CSU Crowd Leans Toward Chuy In Televised Mayoral Forum By Naimah Latif Staff Writer It was rumored that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had changed his mind about coming, but at the end of the day, the Mayor stepped energetically to the stage to face the less than friendly crowd at Chicago State University which, moments earlier, had greeting Mayoral Candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with enthusiastic cheers. By now it’s no ...

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WALA WORD – KING DB PUTTING IN WORK

WALA WORD King DB: PUTTING IN WORK The world of dance is very exciting and upbeat. In the City of Chicago, being a strong presence in the dance community is quite difficult when so few can truly appreciate the art. For King DB, being a strong presence has never been an issue. For years King DB has been all about performing, and putting his work out to be seen by everyone! King DB has always had an eye for t ...

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Apple to Donate Nearly $50 Million to HBCUs to Spur STEM

Apple to Donate Nearly $50 Million to HBCUs to Spur STEM Students supported by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which focuses on public, historically black colleges and universities. (Photo courtesy of Apple)   Some of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) will soon benefit from a multi-year, multi-million-dollar effort to increase the pipeline of women, minorities, and veteran ...

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Car Review: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

Car Review: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Cadillac has got something. Its two-seat version of the ATS sedan was slick, fun to drive and it had plenty of style. We test drove the 2015 ATS Coupe 3.6L RWD Premium. That translated into a 2+2 coupe with a 3.2-liter V6 that made 321 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain was quick, responsive t ...

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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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