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NATO SUMMIT 2012 in Chicago

Chicago has long been thought of as the “Second City”, the “City of Big Shoulders”. After successfully hosting the 2012 NATO Summit, “Chicagoland” has been introduced to the world as first class, and more than capable of handling large scale diverse events. The Chicago Police along with officers from more than 23 other agencies including the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security shouldered the ...

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Time To Dump The Criminal Justice System

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   Don’t you think that it’s time to reform America’s criminal justice system? It is an unfair, racist and dishonest system in need of abandonment.    In the last 40 years an insidious prison industrial complex has developed to the detriment of African-American males. It seems that politicians on both sides of legislative aisle are decidedly more interested in sending Afri ...

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Faceoff:With Third MVP in Hand, Will LeBron SILENCE SKEPTICS WITH AN NBA

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley Special to the NNPA from the Afro- American Newspaper The National Basketball Association (NBA) made Miami Heat forward LeBron James May 11 just the eighth player in league history to win a third Most Valuable Player trophy, placing the player formerly known as “The Chosen One” in elite company. James now joins Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls, Bill Russell and Larry B ...

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ASK GWEN? My Wife Wants a New House for Retirement

By Gwendolyn L. Baines NNPA Columnist My Wife Wants a New House for Retirement   Dear Gwendolyn: I am retiring in six months. My wife and I have been married for 42 years. We have had a beautiful marriage except for some ups and downs as in most marriages. This is the problem: My wife wants a new house. Ladies in her social club are buying new houses. I told her those ladies are younger, and some of th ...

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Mayor Emanuel Surprises DePriest Elementary Golden Apple Award

By: Ellyn Fortino Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a surprise visit to Depriest Elementary School Thursday morning to deliver a Golden Apple Award honoring exceptional teaching to first-grade instructor Monique Blakes. Blakes is one out of three Chicago Public School teachers receiving the award, which recognizes outstanding educators. Seven more teachers throughout the state received the 2012 award. In addition to ...

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WORD OF MOUTH

Congressman Davis Accepting Black Caucus Scholarship Applications Congressman Danny K. Davis (IL-7) is now accepting applications for The Congressional Black Caucus Spouses and Foundation for the following scholarships: •    CBC Spouses 2012 Essay Contest •    CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts •    CBC Spouses Visual Arts •    CBC Spouses Education •    ·CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship applicat ...

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Will Gay Marriage Divide Black Electorate?

In this photo released by The White House, President Barack Obama participates in an interview Wednesday May 9 with Robin Roberts of ABC’s Good Morning America in the Cabinet Room of the White House. — THE WHITE HOUSE, PETE SOUZA Right on the heels of North Carolina becoming the 31st state in the Union to pass a ban on homosexual marriage, President Barack Obama announced his support of matrimony between sa ...

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“The Good Shepard”- Following Good Leaders

John 10: 1-18 Key Verse: “And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.” – John 10:4 FIRST WORDS… Last week we were blessed to see how Jesus is the sustaining bread of life that every person needs in order to survive.  This week we see Jesus giving us another one of the seven “I Am” statements.  He says, “I Am the Good Shepherd”.  Anyone wh ...

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Volvo Polestar Performance

By Frank S. Washington Phoenix, AZ – We came here to test drive several new Volvos. They had been tweaked a little with more horsepower and torque and some adjustments to the steering and the suspensions. But to me this program was really about Volvo staying in position. For years, Volvo has enjoyed rarified air. It was niche above most mere mortal automotive machines and just beneath the vaunted German lux ...

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Eddie Levert’s New Solo Project A Metamorhosis

By Kimberly Roberts Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune Eddie Levert’s recently released “Eddie Levert: I Still Have It,” is his first solo album in a career that spans more than 50 years.—SUBMITTED PHOTO One of the defining voices of the Golden Age of R&B is the O’Jays’ Eddie Levert and the iconic soul singer recently released “Eddie Levert: I Still Have It,” his first solo album in a car ...

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