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CPS Awarded Competitive $2.25 Million Physical Education Grant from U.S. Department of Education

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has awarded Chicago Public Schools (CPS) a competitive $2.25 million grant under the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP), which will provide $750,000 annually over three years to help support the District’s efforts to expand physical education (PE) and professional development for PE teachers and strengthen health and nutrition education program ...

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The Columbus Park Chicago Chargers Is Heading to the National Championship a third year and a row: The Quest begins to be National Champions.

The Columbus Park Chicago Chargers Youth football and Cheer (CCYP) youth have all worked hard for 10 months; the kids are all having a great season. All 6 CCYP teams are winning, three are 7-1 and heading to the playoffs with intentions on making it to the national championship and one level is 8-1 and is already eligible to compete at the UYFL National Championship in Tampa bay, Florida from December 6th – ...

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Who Stole My Identity? Identity Theft is More Common than You Think

by Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times Identity theft is a term used to describe all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. There is nothing like going to apply for a loan, attempting to buy a home or opening a checking account, and having a represent ...

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NO SCANDAL HERE. Kerry Washington is Pregnant!

No scandal here, Kerry Washington is expecting her first child. The actress surprised everyone when she married San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, whom no one knew she was even dating. They were married in a private ceremony in Blaine County, Idaho, on June 24.   ...

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Derrick Rose Floats It In For The Win!

http://youtu.be/SycVriKTLLQ With 10.8 seconds left and the Bulls down by one, Chicago inbounds the ball to Derrick Rose for a chance at the lead and the win. Visit nba.com/video for more highlights. ...

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Bulls 2013-14 preseason sights and sounds

Chicagobulls.com Exhibition play concludes for the Bulls (7-0) on Friday night when they host the Denver Nuggets (2-4) at the United Center (7 p.m. CT | CSN | ESPN 1000). Chicago has the opportunity to go undefeated in the preseason for the fourth time in the team’s history, with the three previous times being 1989-90 (8-0), 1992-93 (9-0) and 2011-12 (2-0). With the 104-95 victory over the Thunder on Wednes ...

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HOROSCOPES: March 6-12, 2014

HOROSCOPES: March 6-12, 2014 ARIES Beware of financial pitfalls that you’ve set for yourself. Strengthen all your relationships by understanding motivations of others. Spend time at home. Enjoy what you already have. Soul Affirmation: Often it’s not what I say but the way I say it that gets the message across. Lucky Numbers:  4, 6, 47 TAURUS Don’t expect to win every battle, especially with your lover. This ...

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A Slave to Slavery Comparisons

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The brilliant surgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson is out of order and out of control when he compares the Affordable Care Act to slavery. As a physician, he must know how many people lack health care, and how much work this administration had done to right that wrong. As a health advocate, he must have seen those men and women who decide to forego pain medication in favor of some ...

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Ruben Studdard Could Be The Biggest Loser

by Michael McGee Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner Singer Ruben Studdard joins cast of The Biggest Loser. NBC In the decade since Ruben Studdard won the top prize on American Idol, he has garnered great success. He has recorded five albums – with a sixth on the way, toured the world, and has seen his recordings go gold and platinum. During this time, the 35-year-old Studdard has also packed on ex ...

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Chicago Divas Make History in TLC Movie

By: Carl West Drew Sidora Jordan is an actress and singer known for her recurring role as Chantel in the Disney Channel series That’s So Raven, and as Lucy Avila in the 2006 movie Step Up. She is also noted for portraying a fictionalized version of herself on the BET comedy-drama television series The Game. Drew has also recorded one studio album for download. Coming from Chicago, she knows how tough it is ...

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