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Rep. Clyburn Says GOP Took ‘Blood Oath’ to Block President Obama

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from The Wilmington Journal WILMINGTON, N.C. (NNPA) – Rep. James Clyburn, the third most powerful member of Congress, charges that from the moment President Obama assumed office, Republicans in Congress placed party politics ahead of the interests of the nation. In an interview last week on the WAUG-AM radio program “Make It Happen,” Clyburn said, “They met on the night ...

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Chris Lighty 1968-2012

The entertainment world is at a loss for words right now as we mourn the tragic death of HipHop Mogul Chris Lighty. ...

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Global Mixx 2012 Music Forum

  GLOBAL MIXX HOSTED ITS 6TH ANNUAL MUSIC FORUM Global Mixx Music Forum 2012 – “The Business of Creation” featured panels, artist showcases, Master Classes and more with top industry professionals CHICAGO, IL (Aug 30) – After a 2-year hiatus, the 6th Annual Global Mixx Music Forum hosted the ‘Business of Creation’ on Sunday August 19th, 2012 at the Zhou B Art Center, the premier venue for international ...

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New Miss Black USA ‘Ready’ for the Future

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Thirty young, Black women shimmering platinum and white evening gowns, silver, sapphires and dandelion yellows, rubies lit the Theater of Performing Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. They prayed through perfect pageant smiles thinking: “Please don’t call my name.” It was an exciting moment that each one of them had dreamed o ...

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HOROSCOPES WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2012

ARIES Use better judgment with regard to financial matters. Stop rationalizing. Money is important. Do something about the fact that you might find yourself broke more often than you wish. Continuing to deny it will delay doing something about it. Lucky Numbers: 6, 18, 24 TAURUS Move slowly concerning relationships this week. People are a little edgy and they don’t know exactly where you are coming from. Ma ...

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World Vision Chicago and Greater Austin Childcare Providers Hosts Diaper Giveaway

World Vision Chicago teams up with the women of the Greater Austin Child Care Provider’s Association to do some good in the neighborhood…specifically, the babies. On Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church located on West Chicago Avenue, the two organizations hosted a diaper giveaway to anyone who came to receive.  Between 3:00pm and 5:00pm, members of the Greater Austin Child ...

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Comcast, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Civic And Community Leaders Kick Off Year Two Of the internet Essentials Program

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Comcast Executive Vice President, David L. Cohen, and civic and community leaders announced Wednesday, August 15, 2012 year two of Internet Essentials, an ambitious and comprehensive broadband adoption program designed to help close the digital divide among low-income Americans. In its first full year of availability, nearly 100,000 families, or 400,000 Americans, gained access t ...

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Hello, Summertime Chi! Keeping Cool On A Budget

By: Ashley Powell With temperatures surpassing one hundred degrees, and the effects of a slowly-healing economy shrinking budgets all over the country, strategies for keeping cool need to get a lot more frugal than cranking up the air conditioner. Take a look at some of the resourceful ways you can stretch your dollars while staying ahead of this record-breaking Chicago heat. 1. Cotton, linen, silk: Cool fa ...

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36 Years Later, New ‘Sparkle’ Shines

With funky music splashed with soulful harmonies, glamorous fashion that revealed independence and the distinctive, yet ambitious dreams of three sisters trying to break away from their Detroit life in 1968, this new version of “Sparkle” is a refreshing take on the 1976 original. Although there are numerous and obvious differences from the Joel Schumacher and Howard Rosenman project, the cast successfully d ...

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Buddy Guy Traces His Career in New Book! “When I Left Home”

by Bobbi Booker Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune When I Left Home: My Story by Buddy Guy” (with David Ritz; Da Capo, $26) tells the epic life story of one of the greatest players at the absolute nexus of modern blues. Guy recounts his journey from the “middle of nowhere” Louisiana to blues central Chicago and stages all over the world, playing with the likes of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaug ...

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