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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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Commissioner Announces Engagement

                Commissioner Keri Steele and Maze Jackson   Former Justice John Steele and his wife announced the engagement of their daughter, Commissioner Keri Steele of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to Maze Jackson. Steele was elected November 6, 2012 to her first term as a Commissioner. Steele is a Chemist, an Environmentalist ...

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Our Champions, Our Young Men:

Chicago Celebrates JRW Homecoming BY: CARLOS FREYTES, JR. The City of Chicago held a victory celebration for Jackie Robinson West, the Little League Team that defied the odds again and again, winning the American side of the Little League World Series playoffs.  Though they eventually fell to the impressive team from Seoul, South Korea, Jackie Robinson West will be remembered for its resilience against form ...

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Blacks Lead Social Justice Charge on Social Media

What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that began on social media. And when big things happen through social media, Black people usually lead the charge. Internet activism, also called “hashtag activism,” is an emerging side effect of the digital age, as ordinary people take to social media websites to organize and agitate ...

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