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Fall Into Wine

By: Priscilla Powell Columnist               If there’s one thing I love more than music, or love as equally as I love to travel, its wine.   This summer I missed every single major Chicago activity imaginable. I missed out on the Jay & Beyonce “On the Run” concert. I never found time to attend the Randolph Street Market, which is “a must” for those who like vintage an ...

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High School Round-Up / Simeon dominates with 41-21 victory over Curie

BY: ANDRE HAMPTON Contributing Writer   Simeon dominates with 41-21 victory over Curie All games are crucial as conference rivals face each other in the upcoming weeks of the second half of the football season. Phillips high powered offense squeaked by with a 21-6 victory against Brooks College Prep. Simeon dominated against Curie and tallied another 40 plus point performance for the second week in a r ...

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Fishburne Baby Fishburne!

By: Kam Williams ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST   Laurence J. Fishburne, III has achieved an impressive body of work as an actor, producer and director. Starting at the age of 10, Laurence starred on the soap opera “One Life to Live.” He made his feature film debut at age 12 in “Cornbread, Earl and Me” and followed that up a few years later with “Apocalypse Now.” His television performances include “The Box” ...

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Real Talk: The Ladies of THE REAL

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer THE REAL is a new one-hour, daily talk show hosted by the dynamic team of Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon, that debuted Monday, September 15, 2014, on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast in primetime on BET. Led by five bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, these women ref ...

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Health Screenings Vital to Black Men

African-Americans More Prone to Prostate Cancer It’s an occurrence that Maryland’s Dr. Sanford Siegel has seen all too often. The longtime physician, president and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates, the largest urology practice in the Mid-Atlantic region, said that when he broaches prostate cancer screenings to many African-Americans, most will look away or even pretend that the conversation never occurr ...

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Chicago Gourmet Brings its “Culinary Heaven” to Millennium Park!

By: Caryn Lee Columnist   The National Restaurant Association two day food event at Millenium Park. Some people like to call Chicago Gourmet “a grown up Taste of Chicago”. The National Restaurant Association called its annual event celebrating some of the best food and spirits in the Windy City a “Culinary Heaven”.  I preferred to look at it as Christmas for my stomach!  The two-day event featured seve ...

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High School Round-Up

By Andre Hampton Contributing Writer Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall and 2014 Heisman Finalist Jordan Lynch were under the lights last Friday to watch St. Rita defeat Mt. Carmel High School 23-21 with a field goal late in the fourth quarter. Marshall prior to the game visited both teams sidelines with well wishes. Chicago Public School League powerhouses Simeon, Curie, Robeson and Phillips High Schools are em ...

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Denzel Does Vigilante in Adaptation of Eighties TV Series – The Equalizer

By Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist The Equalizer On the surface, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a perfectly-pleasant, hail fellow well met. By day, the affable widower who is employed as a sales associate at a hardware superstore where he jokes with co-workers who call him “Pops.” Evenings, he retires to a modest apartment in a working-class, Boston community, although bouts of insomnia often hav ...

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Common’s AAHH Fest: Brings the City -Together in – Celebration of HIP HOP

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer Brings the City -Together in - Celebration of HIP HOP                                                                                             ...

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An Obama’s Journey My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures

By Kam Williams Columnist “’My family will hate me for this book, baby,’ I explained [to my wife]. She hugged me and assured me they would not, while no doubt sensing I was right.”   Later that day in Beijing, my brother replied to an interviewer’s question about our meeting: ‘I don’t know him very well. I met him for the first time only two years ago.’ Hearing myself referred to in the third person li ...

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