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2015 Mazda6 Grand Touring

                  Let’s get straight to it: the 2015 Mazda6 may be the best looking midsize family sedan around. Yes, the current generation has been on sale for one model year but it is just beginning to get some traction in the market. The four-door Mazda6 was sleek, it had sweeping lines that made it look longer and it had crisp creases. The car sat low to the ...

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Death of a Renaissance Man: Geoffrey Holder

  Baron Samedi played by Geoffrey Holder in 1973 007’s Live and Let Die. His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality, and such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder, who many remember mostly from his promotion of Seven-Up “Uncola” commercials.  But the multitalented Holder was much more than a pitchman.  This artist ...

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Kodjoe Aglow!

  From his big screen and television roles to his theater and entrepreneurial skills, Boris Kodjoe has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. He is probably best known for his role as Damon Carter on the TV series “Soul Food.” He can currently be seen opposite Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon and JB Smoove on another hit sitcom, “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” and will soon be starring in ...

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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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