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State Rep. Art Turner Sponsors Creative Artists Town Hall

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer                                       The West Side of Chicago best known for its radical movement in politics, the inception of the Conservative Vice Lords and the street influenced style of Hip Hop music. Artists such as Da Brat, the first female Hip Hop artist to go platinum wit ...

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Ald. Thompson and Obudsman opens third school on South Side

    Alderman JoAnn Thompson celebrates with Ombudsman Chicago students and staff during a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring the grand opening of Ombudsman’s third Chicago Options School. Ombudsman Chicago offers teens a second chance at achieving academic success and building a bright future as they work toward earning a CPS diploma. Ombudsman offers open enrollment throughout the school year and i ...

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Keeping My Brother’s Keeper

By: Rep. Frederica S. Wilson NNPA COLUMNIST     All of us must do our part if we are to succeed in this monumental endeavor to help our children achieve their full potential. In 2012, 17-year-old Ivins Rosier broke into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody’s West Palm Beach home. Ivins shot Boody’s 5-year-old German Shepherd. Five days later, the dog was euthanized. That same year, 17-year- ...

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Keeping My Brother’s Keeper

In 2012, 17-year-old Ivins Rosier broke into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody’s West Palm Beach home. Ivins shot Boody’s 5-year-old German Shepherd. Five days later, the dog was euthanized. That same year, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin walked through a community in Sanford, Fla. Identified as a “suspicious person,” Martin was approached by a local neighborhood watchman who, after a struggle, shot Ma ...

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Changing the Future of Giving Back

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer   Sandi Torres, partner at Charity Contributors of Chicago, pictured with Vau've Anais Davis and CCC founder, Reginald Cotton The survival of nonprofit organizations is struggling factor everyday as new ones pop up and current ones fight to compete with sustaining their foundation. The paperwork and toil of applying for government and private grants has become competiti ...

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  By Pamela Jones Staff Writer                                               Recently Miller Lite hosted the Miller Lite Tap the Future® , Great Friends Great Ventures competition in Chicago at the Miller Coors headquarters. In attendance were the top five winning finalist and key communit ...

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FERGUSON:

Expectations, Activism, and Hope for America by Paatrick Easley Youth Columnist     When I first heard about the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, I wasn’t too surprised. Unfortunately, neither were too any others who are familiar with the struggles of minorities in America. It is a known fact that minorities, African Americans in particular, are much more ...

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Pfleger, Auburn-Gresham community celebrate peace at annual 79th Street Renaissance Fest

    Saturday’s ninth 79th Street Renaissance Festival, sponsored by the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation and the Faith Community of Saint Sabina, was more like a church service as thousands of people, including grannies and gang members, shouted, sang with some even playing the tambourine.—a scene Father Michael L. Pfleger called “the real deal.” “It was a day of nothing but positive ...

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Vote to Change: Ferguson & American

Vote to Change: Ferguson & American By Carl D. West Contributing Columnist   The murder of the young man in Ferguson, MO. was horrible and the alleged killer should be dealt with swiftly and harshly. This, everyone can agree upon, primarily the citizens of Ferguson. They’ve been delivered a heavy burden; to deal with the murder and the aftermath of its consequences all while trying to deal with how ...

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There is Hope for OUR CHICAGO YOUTH

By Jaimie McKinley Youth Contributing Writer                   Photo by Vincent Walker   “The future of Black people is really in the hands of these dynamic powerful black youth and all they need is the right guidance”, Louis Farrakhan stated. Moreover, everybody can’t talk and don’t have the ability to put the power into effect, so it really starts with our ...

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