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Car Review: 2015 Kia K900

By Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist Car Review: 2015 Kia K900 Eyebrows raised when Kia announced a little more than one year ago the development of the K900. After all, the Korean automaker had just introduced the Cadenza sedan about a year earlier. So why come to market with a full-size luxury sedan that seemed to be out of whack with the automaker’s overall product line? At the time, Kia executives said ...

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The Religion Corner: Happy Mother’s Day!

            By: Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Happy Mother’s Day!  — But What About the Children?   Recently, the world watched Baltimore burn as we witnessed a mother who emerged as a hero in a video that went viral. Seen beating her teenage son across the head as she yelled, there was much feedback, some positive and others negative. I’m w ...

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Planning for our Own Success

                By: Jineea Butler Hip Hop Columnist   Planning for our Own Success   Are we living in the last days? If so, what are we doing about it? It seems the world is coming apart at the seams. The Muslims are attacking the Christians, the Christians are attacking the Muslims; Africa is under siege, the Earth is shaking, the United States is waging war on ...

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The Female Solution: Prom Night – A Wrong Rite of Passage Into Adulthood

By: Naimah Latif Columnist The Female Solution: Prom Night - A Wrong Rite of Passage Into Adulthood It’s graduation season! That’s a great thing, whether your child is graduating from Kindergarten, Elementary School, High School, or College. It’s a step toward adulthood and every step is celebrated with some type of ceremony that impresses into the mind that one is ascending to a higher level. High school i ...

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Prissi’s Corner: The Curvy Splurge

                    By: Priscilla Powell Columnist Prissi’s Corner: The Curvy Splurge If  money is not the primary factor regarding the decisions for your vacation I’d highly recommend an upgrade to a first class or business class flight. The seats can be as much as 30 percent larger and this makes a world of difference for those of us with big bones. The cu ...

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ASK ALMA: Answering My Critics

ASK ALMA: Answering My Critics Dear Alma,   I have worked for a large cleaning company for the past 17 years. Our supervisor recently retired and I was promoted to that job. Once I was promoted, we hired a new guy to join our team who has been doing an outstanding job. He is one of the best employees and cleaners I’ve worked with for a long time. He is a man of few words and shows up every day to get t ...

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Thousands Turn Out Hoping For A Part In Spike Lee’s Film Chiraq

Thousands Turn Out Hoping For A Part In Spike Lee’s Film Chiraq Many aspiring actors and actresses came out for the open casting call for extras in the upcoming Spike Lee film "Chiraq", wrapping a line around the St. Sabina Church, as thousands came to register with 4 Star Casting. Although the publicly announced starting time was10:00am Saturday morning, many gathered outside St. Sabina church on 78th and ...

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Congratulations Dr. West!

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer     Congratulations Dr. West! Recently Chicago’s very own Mr. Kanye West, or should I respectfully say,  Dr. Kanye West, addressed students and staff after receiving his Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts. Mr. West was honored for his many accomplishments in, music, fashion design, and film. Some things come full circle, as the self proclaimed “College Dropout” ...

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Car Review: Toyota’s RAV 4

Car Review:  Toyota’s RAV 4 Toyota’s RAV4 for 2015 is a stalwart. The small crossover is one of the earliest entrants in the field that has turned into one of the largest segments in the automotive industry. The current rendition that we test drove is in its third year and our 2015 Toyota RAV4 XLE had some characteristics that were worth noting. When we opened the door we were struck with the quality of the ...

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The Religion Corner: The Storm is Passing Over

by Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington The Religion Corner: The Storm is Passing Over The economy in America is much better today than it was 7 or 8 years ago! There is an upswing evidenced by new homes and businesses being built; people are spending more money now, and there is definitely new growth. Bob Deitrick, a Principal at Polaris Financial Partners, studies political parties to dete ...

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