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ASK ALMA – Unwanted Photos of my Ex-Husband

  Unwanted Photos of my Ex-Husband     I  recently decided to digitize my old photos and ran across a ton of family pictures of my first husband as a baby and while he was growing up, along with his family. We had a short marriage and divorced after only two years. My first husband and I didn’t have any children together, so I haven’t been in contact with him over the years. I wasn’t very clo ...

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RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT – Firehouse Community Arts Center

  Firehouse Community Arts Center Pastor Phil Jackson, Executive Director PHILOSOPHY Hopelessness and resiliency coexist in our community.  Yet we must create Hopefulness and resiliency.  Our students shine the brightest when given the tools to shine in the darkest of situations. Here in North Lawndale, and Little Village, we view our students as assets not liabilities.  We believe in the untapped pote ...

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THE CHARLESTON MASSACRE: Understanding Black Forgiveness

Rev. Dr. Marshall Hatch New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Too often I hear urban blacks speak of a generic white folk as if their understanding of proverbial white folk standard human behavior. If we perceive that they bend rules, or justify wrong, or project aggression; we assume so should we. We often fail to see the bondage of longing to mimic what we perceive as a dominate white culture.” ...

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Congratulations To Ombudsman Chicago Graduates

Congratulations To Ombudsman Chicago Graduates Ombudsman Chicago celebrated more than 100 class of 2015 graduates during a commencement ceremony held on June 9. A CPS Options School Program, Ombudsman Chicago offers teens a second chance at achieving academic success and building a bright future as they work toward earning a CPS diploma. Ombudsman offers open enrollment throughout the school year and is cur ...

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Blackhawks Celebration Overflows Streets and Packs Soldier Field

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Blackhawks Celebration Overflows Streets and Packs Soldier Field     Nothing unites a city like a winning team. Patrons in Chicago sat transfixed at homes, bars and restaurants tuned into Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightening. With the Blackhawks leading the best-of-seven series 3-2, this game could either end in Chi ...

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Making Certain Every Child Achieves

                By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist To Be Equal   Making Certain Every Child Achieves B y passing this bill, we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for more than 5 million educationally deprived children. We put into the hands of our youth more than 30 million new books, and into many of our schools their first libraries. We reduce the terrible t ...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago History   For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. And we have over a century of volunteers, donors, and advocates just like you to thank. It all started in 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boy ...

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Chicago Celebrates At St. Sabina Block Party Sponsored By Spike Lee

Chicago Celebrates At St. Sabina Block Party Sponsored By Spike Lee   When he graduated from Morehouse in 1979, we presented him with a Director’s chair,” recalled 1981 Morehouse alumni and former Morehouse Student Body President, Rev Tyrone Crider, now Pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Chicago. “How prophetic was that?” Spike Lee had already given his classmates a glimpse of his skills with so ...

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Rachel Dolezal Resigns from NAACP Amid Racial Deception

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer Rachel Dolezal Resigns from NAACP Amid Racial Deception   Please know I will never stop fighting for human rights and will do everything in my power to help and assist, whether it means stepping up or stepping down, because this is not about me. It’s about justice. This is not me quitting; this is a continuum...”   Rachel Dolezal, president of the NAACP chapter in Sp ...

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Resource Spotlight – 100 Black Men of America

100 Black Men of America History   The overall concept of the 100 began in New York in 1963 when a group of concerned African American men began to meet to explore ways of improving conditions in their community. The group eventually adopted the name, “100 Black Men, Inc.” as a sign of solidarity. They also wished to ensure the future of their communities by aiming an intense number of resources toward ...

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