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Jay-Z and Beyonce are Following a Rich Tradition

Jay-Z and Beyonce are Following a Rich Tradition Hip-hop culture is about transformation. It is more than a global genre of music. Hip-hop is a transcendent cultural phenomena that speaks to the soul, mind, body and spirit of what it means to dare to change the world into a better place. Hip-hop is not just about acquiring funds or “stacking paper.” It is also about giving back. I have personally been a lon ...

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Ask Alma: My Daughter Wants Mom to Walk Her Down Aisle

Ask Alma: My Daughter Wants Mom to Walk Her Down Aisle Dear Alma, I was married to my wife for 11 years. During that time we had three children, one daughter and two sons. In my opinion, our relationship deteriorated so my wife and I divorced because I had an affair. I have since married that woman and we have two children together, two sons. We are very happy and she’s always had a close relationship with ...

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Finding Your Soul Mate: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again!

  THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Finding Your Soul Mate: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again! “This is my wife.” I looked at the proud smile of my high school classmate as he introduced the cheerful, attractive woman at his side. I fixed my face not to reflect the surprise I felt. My friend and I have run into each other periodically at various events during the thirty seven years since our high school ...

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Outfit of the Day: Having Fun with Pastels

Outfit of the Day: Having Fun with Pastels Thank you Chicago for finally warming up. I mean really! I switched my whole closet over about a month ago and I’ve been wearing very simple outfits until the weather changed over. Now that the weather has changed over, it’s time to have fun! Every once in a while, I enjoy wearing an outfit that consists of bold, bright pastels. Now pastels really aren’t my thing m ...

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Poverty Still Major Affliction for Blacks

Poverty Still Major Affliction for Blacks Black America is in a state of emergency, and what’s happened in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and other places isn’t solely about police misconduct, according to members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The demonstrations and civil unrest are mostly about poverty, unemployment, a lack of opportunity, hopelessness and despair, the organization said. CBC Chair G.K ...

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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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