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State Rep. Art Turner Sponsors Creative Artists Town Hall

The West Side of Chicago best known for its radical movement in politics, the inception of the Conservative Vice Lords and the street influenced style of Hip Hop music. Artists such as Da Brat, the first female Hip Hop artist to go platinum with her debut album “Funkdafied” hails from the Austin neighborhood, along with Crucial Conflict, Do or Die and Twista. By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer Founding member ...

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Should Pastors Get Involved – in Politics?

By: Valerie F. Leonard I believe that ministers should be engaged in the civic activities of communities, educating their congregations about issues and providing a forum through which ideas may be shared. Churches should be relevant to their congregations and local communities without compromising their roles in being the “salt of the earth”, so to speak. Publicly endorsing candidates is a slippery slope. ...

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A senior who cares

My name is Lillian Drummond and I have just celebrated my 93rd Birthday! I want to share my thoughts and what is dear to all of us, young and old, Our Rights! People have a right to vote for any party they choose and I respect that. BUT! What have any one of those billionaire Republicans ever done for any of our senior citizens, people with disabilities, low income, and young families with small children an ...

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Parents Show Power in Numbers – 15,000 parents and students attend first-ever citywide school fair

            ParentPowerChicago helps parents find the right fit for their children Nearly 15,000 parents and students are now better equipped to choose a school that is the best fit for them, following ParentPowerChicago’s historic Chicago School Fair at McCormick Place this past weekend. The two-day fair, created by an organization that is dedicated to supporting parents, brou ...

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Black united fund: Night of Living Legends

            Bob Starks, Rose Daily, Robert Curry, Bill Lucy, and Robert Simpson with Torch Award. The Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc. held their 14th Annual Living Legends/Passing the Torch© Awards Gala Saturday, October 4. “Living Legend” Illinois State Senator of the 17th District, Donne Trotter, and entrepreneur, and top Allstate Insurance Agent, Louis Dodd, were among f ...

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WINDY CITY WORD WELCOMES EDITORIAL

 Tim Jackson Cartoonist About the Artist:  Nationally syndicated cartoonist Tim Jackson is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He came to Chicago to earn an art degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and settled here in Chicago as freelance cartoonist and graphic artist. Over the years Tim has created cartoons, illustrations and comic book art for a wide array of corporations, small business, p ...

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Critics were Right about Obama’s incompetence

By: Raymond Jackson NNPA COLUMNIST               During the past six years, some Republicans and conservatives have described President Obama and his administration as totally incompetent. I have harshly criticized those who would use such incendiary language because it showed total disrespect for the office of the presidency. Though I still think this language is totally ...

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Study and the Youth: Mentoring works!

by Jaimie McKinley Youth Contributing Writer   There are a great deal of children that suffer from the lack of support systems that could lead them in a positive direction, which often causes them to seek attention from things that may not be so good for them. With the hope of prevention from those negative behaviors, there are mentoring programs and mentors able and willing to help them through their ...

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                        Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes? Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of the ...

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Obama Talks Action

by Stephon Johnson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Barack Obama at the 2014 National Action Network convention (CHRIS GRIFFITHS PHOTO) “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act was passed into law nearly five decades ago,” said President Barack Obama at the National Action Network Convention last Friday. “The real voter fraud is peo ...

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