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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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The ‘Think Like a Man’ Interview: Michael Ealy

By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Call & Post Actor Michael Ealy (The Dreamer) After finding his breakout screen role as Ricky Nash in Barbershop and Barbershop 2, Michael rapidly rose through the ranks as one of Hollywood’s emerging young actors Born in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 3, 1973, Michael Ealy majored in English at the University of Maryland before heading to New York City whe ...

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Are You Socially Conscious consumer?

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Nielsen.   Here’s a news flash: consumers prefer doing business with companies that make a positive difference in the world.  Are you surprised to hear this? Are you that kind of a consumer? Hopefully so. Nielsen recently surveyed more than 28,000 online participants from 56 countries including North America, ...

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Horoscopes Week of May 10th – May 16, 2012

ARIES If you are unhappy with your situation this week, you have all the power you need to change it! Don’t procrastinate any longer. You can make the improvement now! Don’t worry about what others are thinking. Just do what is good for you. Lucky Numbers: 12, 33, 55   TAURUS The universe is balanced and our lives will be filled with triumphs and tribulations. Don’t fret when you face turmoil this week ...

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ASK GWEN? “My Son Met A Girl and Married Her Two Weeks Later”

Dear Gwendolyn: My son is not speaking to me. He has completely distant himself. I have worked for the last twenty-five years two jobs to provide for him.  His father left me when he was only two years old. This is the problem:  My son dated and lived with a lady for four years, then last year met a girl and married her two weeks later.  She is not a nice person, but if my son is happy, I’m happy.  My son i ...

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If Obama Loses, What’s Plan B?

By Wilmer J. Leon III NNPA Columnist As the country moves into the full scale presidential election process, a troubling pattern is developing within certain segments of the African American community.  There’s a concerted effort by some to silence those who are offering honest, valid, and well thought out analysis and criticism of the Obama administration. I’ve written about individuals such as Tom Joyner, ...

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One Summer Chicago

Chicago Park District Recreation, sports, arts, teen summer sports leagues that include baseball, aquatics, and basketball. For ages 6 to 18 Website: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/ For more information: 312.742.7529 To sign up, please go to www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or go to your nearest park location. Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Program is aimed at promoting reading for pleasure during non ...

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WORD OF MOUTH

Chicago VA to host resources fair for Veterans Veterans are invited to attend a resources and services fair at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Jesse Brown Medical Center at 820 S. Damen Ave. in Chicago on May 15. VA staff will partner with other federal, state and local officials to provide information about services available to Veterans, including: VA health care, employment assistance, housing a ...

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Student Loans Plus Limited Job Options Equals Trouble

By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent NNPA News Service WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When she graduated from the University of Iowa two years ago with a major in elementary education, Amber Newman envisioned standing in front of a class of bright, energetic youngsters and providing them with the solid educational base that would help them become successful in the upper grades as well as later in life. . But when ...

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