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‘Mr. White Sox’ – REMEMBERING Minnie Minoso

Minnie Minoso, a former Chicago White Sox outfielder and pioneer, died Last  Sunday morning. Minnie “Mr. White Sox” Minosa  White Sox great was once struck by a pitch and homered in the same at bat, a strange feat considering you’re supposed to take first base after being hit. He told reporters the story to illustrate his aggressive hitting style. In a minor league game, Minoso turned into a pitch that stru ...

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Hall of Famer Ernie Bank’s Family Cries Foul

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer   Ernie Banks Pictured with his caretaker Regina Rice    The Family of Ernie Banks have accused long time caretaker Regina Rice of jilting them out of their just due portion of the late Ernie Banks estate. According to records, in his will, Banks left all of his assets to a trust controlled by Ms.Rice. In the will Mr.Banks states that he was “making no provisions” fo ...

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Still our Champs – JRW stripped of title: Mean Spirited, Racially Motivated

BY: NAIMAH LTIF STAFF WRITER   St. Sabina Pastor Father Michael Pfleger, sporting his yellow Jackie Robinson West National Championship T- Shirt, denounced Little League International’s decision to strip the Jackie Robinson West (JRW) Little League Baseball Team of its National Championship title as “mean spirited.” He joined Rev. Jesse Jackson and other supporters at a press conference at the Rainbow ...

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Ernie “Mr. CUb” Banks, hall of fame legend

By: Charles Roughy STAFF WRITER     Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks, who was known for his love of the Cubs as well as his love of basball, has died, according to a family attorney. The announcement of “Mr. Cub’s” death was made Friday evening by family Attorny Mark Bogen. Banks was known as “Mr. Cub” since the Chicago Cubs was the only major league ball club he played f ...

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Game Of The Week

        The IHSA Football playoffs are about to give us some games to talk about this weekend for years to come. The winners from this weekend will face off for the championships of their classes next Thanksgiving weekend in Champaign, Urbana for the State Title trophy. Gately Stadium is the place to be this Saturday if you are looking for some great football action before the final cham ...

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Michael Jordan, King James and Sneaker Dough

By: Everett Glenn NNPA Guest Columnist                             There’s a runninng debate in basketball that Michael Jordan made winners out of the players around him in Chicago, while LeBron James had to go join other winners in Miami to become a winner. The debate rages on, and the question will not be answered definitively until LeB ...

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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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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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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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Providence Catholic defeats Mount Carmel 33-14

By Andre Hampton: Contributing Sports Writer           Providence Catholic vs. Mount Carmel was the Xfinity game of the week and for a good reason the two catholic school programs have produced 21 state titles Mt.Carmel (12) and Providence (9). The battle of the catholic league state powers however proved to be lopsided in the favor of Providence as they posted a decisive 33-14 vict ...

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