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Gina the Dreamer – Gina Prince-Bythewood Interview: The “Beyond the Lights”

By: Kam Williams Columnist   Born on June 10, 1969, Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood studied film at UCLA before beginning her career as a writer for the TV sitcom, “A Different World.” In 2000, she made a noteworthy directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Love & Basketball, which netted a dozen accolades during awards season, including a couple of NAACP Image Awards, a BET Award and several Bla ...

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President Obama Visits Chicago: Encourages Early Voting

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer   The arrival of the United States President has become a regular routine for many South Side residents as expressway entrance and exits are blocked with the flashing lights of the CPD vehicles.  His official caravan is familiar as it rides through the Chicago neighborhoods. Once again, President Barack Obama was in his hometown on Sunday to assist Governor Pat Quinn in ...

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Prostate and Breast Cancers: More Similar Than You’d Think

It’s rare to find the words “prostate cancer” and “breast cancer” in the same sentence. After all, one (prostate cancer) affects only men. The other affects mostly women. But despite their differences, the two diseases actually have a lot in common, particularly in the way those diagnosed with either one evaluate their options and make decisions about treatment. Jim Morning, of Dover, Delaware, got used to ...

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Staying Alive Longer: Medicaid Gets a Facelift

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer     Dr. Cheryl Whitaker, MD, Chairman and CEO of Next Level Health has been awarded the largest African American and Minority owned contract by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to provide care coordination to seniors, persons with disabilities, childless adults and newly insured African American and Hispanic men who now have Medicaid in Coo ...

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A Mother’s Mission: Combating Domestic Violence – Part 2

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer     Struggling on the financial side and seeking assistance; Nova soon realized she was pregnant with their second child-Ava. Although, Loni felt that the support of family would be enough to sustain and help Nova through the hurdles she faced as a single Mom; the decision to approach Curry for child support was necessary. At the time, he was playing for the Chicag ...

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A Mother’s Mission: Combating Domestic Violence

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer                                       It was a day that no mother or father ever wants to experience when they receive a call informing them that their child has been murdered. The moment that child enters the world; most parents take on the responsibility of protector, nurturer, p ...

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Ebola Enters America, Continues to Wreak Havoc in Africa

  According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola case fatality rate is around 50 percent, however rates have reached 90 percent in previous outbreaks. The incubation period from time of infection to manifestation of symptoms is 2 to 21 days. Typically, the infection is spread via direct contact through broken skin or mucous membranes. If one comes into contact with the bodily fluids such as swea ...

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Black Women Challenge NFL on Domestic Violence

By: Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist “We saw that all the people accused and arrested were Black men, yet the victims we always see put on TV are White women. We don’t want to see the league take the approach that their only obligation is to turn players over to the criminal justice system.” -Elsie Scott,Director-Ronald W. Walters Leadership & Public Policy Ctr. at Howard Univ. As the National Football Leagu ...

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New Online Video Promotion Makes You A Star and Pays Cash Money

RazzmatazzTV.com’s $5 Holla program promotes businesses by offering a documentary style online video capturing their employees and customers experiencing their services or products.  The show’s creator, Darlene M. Washington states, “We are excited to offer new and innovative ways to enhance online promotion.  Click on ads fight for your attention. The $5 Holla is an entertaining online video show inside of ...

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ASK ALMA – Want Back In

      Want Back In Dear Alma,  I’ve come to my senses and want to be back in the relationship I just left for no good reason. But I’m afraid my ex, who is very concerned with self-respect, will not allow herself to forgive me and get back with me again. How do I show that I’m prepared to do whatever it takes, until she feels comfortable taking me back?     I’d suggest you start a list of ...

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