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Maleness to Manhood: The Reclamation of the Young Black Man

By: Jazmyne Walker WCW Staff Writer    Chicago has been finding ways to respond to the ruthless violence occurring in the city.  This month a group of talented men have chosen a different approach to these concerns.  Maleness to Manhood: Reclamation of the Young Black Man is a month-long art exhibit happening at the Southside Community Arts Center (SSCAC), 3831 S. Michigan Ave.  45 noted male artists, all m ...

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Crimes Against Black Humanity

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist We talk a lot about criminal justice and crime in the streets, especially among Black people.  Mass incarceration of Black men, disparate sentencing, private prisons, legal slavery inside prisons based on the 13th Amendment, and all the other plagues that beset us vis-à-vis our criminal justice system and prison industrial complex, dominate our conversations.  But, there is ...

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Iverson Preparing to Officially Retire

by Donald Hunt Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune Allen Iverson is preparing to officially announce his retirement from the NBA soon according to a SLAM Web report. Iverson hasn’t played an NBA game since 2010 when he played for the Philadelphia 76ers. In 2011, he played professional basketball in Turkey. Iverson, 38, played 13 seasons in the NBA. He averaged 26.7 points a game for his career ...

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Karen Clark Sheard Set to Record Live CD on September 9 in Chicago

Karew Records is set for the live recording of multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Karen Clark Sheard. The September 9 live recording will be produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Donald Lawrence and held at the House of Hope, 752 East 114th Street, Chicago, IL. The recording begins at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:15 p.m.  Tickets are available now at ticketmaster.com. The recording will m ...

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Queen Latifah Set to Host New Talk Show

Special to the NNPA from the Insight News She’s conquered hip-hop, Hollywood and Broadway; but now Queen Latifah is out to conquer daytime television with a new talk show.”The Queen Latifah Show” debuts nationally on Sept. 16. Locally, the show will air on WCCO, channel 4. For Latifah, the latest venture is just another feather in her already impressive cap. “My show is going to be an entertaining and eclec ...

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From a Successful Law Firm to a Booming Tea Business

By: Jazmyne Walker WCW Staff Writer A southern sweetness that cannot be forgotten but just enough zing added to let you know that it’s real; Magnolia Spice Teas is a healthy, all natural beverage alternative, uniquely flavored, and ready to drink. Unlike most other ready to drink teas which are made from liquid concentrate and water, Magnolia Spice Teas are kettle-brewed from black or green tea leaves and o ...

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‘Golden Time of Day’ Frankie Beverly Still ‘a’Maze’s 40 Years Later

by Kenneth Miller Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel It was just another “Golden Time of Day” at the Gibson Amphitheater last Sunday when Maze featuring Frankie Beverly played for the 28th consecutive year, and the final time a place that Beverly calls “home.” The Gibson will be renovated into a Harry Potter Theme Park next month closing its doors on concerts, but none will be remembered like ...

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Advancing the Dream with a Stroke of the Pen

By Joe Madison NNPA Guest Columnist There was a lot of talk around the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington last week that Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream remains unrealized. The march, of course, was for jobs and freedom, and commentators and activists alike rightly noted that much work remains on both counts. The Supreme Court this summer struck the core of the Voting Rights Act, and the recent Tray ...

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Program Returns Foreclosed Borrowers to Homeownership

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of more than 2.5 million foreclosures, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is now offering a homeownership program that will put previously troubled borrowers on a fast-tracked return to the home ownership market. The new program, known as “Back to Work – Extenuating Circumstance,” cuts the standard three-year waiting period to only 12 months. Accordi ...

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Jobs and Freedom Still Needed

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist On Saturday August 24 and Wednesday, August 28, tens of thousands of Americans gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the 1963 March on Washington and the Movement that brought America into the modern age. Speaker after speaker — including three American presidents who declared they owed their presidencies to the societal changes the Movement made possible – urged America ...

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