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        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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Chicago City Council Honors JRW Team at City Hall

by: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer               On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council began their meeting by honoring the Jackie Robinson West baseball team and their United States championship win in the Little League World series tournament. As the first full aldermanic meeting took place since a short August break, key public officials made sure to display their words o ...

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Shattering the NCAA Exploitive Business Model

By Everett Glenn NNPA Guest Columnist The recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision granting Northwestern University football players the right to unionize, if upheld, will shatter the NCAA’s business model. When you add to the mix the frontal attack launched a few days before by noted antitrust lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, accusing the NCAA of colluding to deprive athletes of the ability to earn mor ...

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2013 Chicago Elite Classic: 3 Chicago Public League Stars rank amongst ESPN top 100 in the nation!

The amount of high-level basketball talent coming out of Chicago is getting a little out of control. Derrick Rose went from winning back-to-back state championships at Simeon to becoming the youngest MVP in NBA history by his third season. Anthony Davis was a guard at Perspectives with only a scholarship offer from Cleveland State before a late high school growth spurt turned him into the nation’s top recru ...

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