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BOOK REVIEW: Dark Girls

By Kam Williams Entertainment columnist       By Bill Duke Interviews by Shelia P. Moses Photographs by Barron Claiborne “In today’s society, dark skin has become linked to longer prison time, higher unemployment rates, low self-esteem, lower standards of beauty, and higher psychological distress. The skin bleaching industry is a multimillion-dollar business. Women go to great lengths to lighten t ...

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Parent Power Chicago Resource Spotlight – Blue 1647 Technology Innovation Center

Parent Power chicago Resource Spotlight   BLUE1647 is an entrepreneurship and technology innovation center focused on professional development (through classes and workshops), workforce development (through internships), business acceleration, and economic development in technology and 21st century skills. As a beacon of resource through physical space and curated programming, BLUE1647 provides impactf ...

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Chicago Women Take Action With Mayoral Candidates’ Forum

By Naimah Latif Contributing Writer The five Chicago Mayoral candidates that will appear on the February 24, 2015 Election Ballot spoke to a packed house in a forum held at the Chicago Temple Building, 77 West Washington, Saturday, January 24, from 2pm to 5pm. Sponsored by the Chicago Women Take Action Alliance (CWTA) the forum allowed each candidate to speak separately and answer a list of questions on top ...

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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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ON THE DRIVE – 2015 Toyota Yaris

Toyota’s move to more aggressive and stylish designs is not just limited to its midsize and compact cars. The automaker’s subcompact Yaris didn’t escape the stylists’ touch, either. For 2015, the Toyota Yaris received an extensive exterior restyling. It had new horizontal headlihts, LED daytime running lights with a light bar accent. The new trapezoidal grille gave it an aggressive snarl and the fog lamps w ...

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Pain of Failure is Temporary

By: Lyndia Grant Special To The NNPA From the Washington Informer   Pain of Failure  is Temporary   How many times have you heard the saying — and I’m quoting Joan Collins — “Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much!” “Lance Armstrong said it this way, “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventuall ...

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All-Day Habits for a Better Night’s Sleep

Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times   Think that your before-bed habits are the only thing affecting your quality of sleep? Guess again. Your habits all day long can have major implications on how you feel when you hit the hay. Read up to get the best shut-eye possible!   Morning Keep your wake-up time consistent: Different wake-up times every day of the week can mess with your slee ...

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Wala Word – Sicko Mobb

Walacam Tv SpotLight     @sickoworldfp Sicko Mobb is a rap group from Chicago’s West Side, consisting of two members, Lil Trav and Lil Ceno; Lil Trav is Lil Ceno’s younger brother Their rap style is part of drill music; they are the premier rappers representing the bop movement, which is a form of rapping which incorporates ‘Bop’(A dance originating from Chicago) in their songs. When they first st ...

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L.A. COLORS – Lipstick Review

L.A. COLORS - Lipstick Review   Hey there! So I am a professional makeup artist and I have about four years experience. I have worked my way through many different products! I have worked hard to figure out what works in my professional kit and what works in my personal makeup stash. I’m quite unpredictable with makeup faves. I have favorite brands that are from other countries. I also have some favori ...

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Daniels Builds a TV “Empire”

  Lee Daniels Interview with Kam By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist   After directing and/or producing such successful feature films as The Butler, Monster’s Ball [for which Halle Berry won an Academy Award], and Precious [for which Mo’Nique won hers], two-time Oscar-nominee Lee Daniels [for Precious] has set his sights on TV for the first time. Here, he talks about directing the new nightti ...

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