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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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Community and Religious Leaders: Pray for Peace

by Naimah Latif Contributing Writer             Photo by: Pamela Jones Last Friday during lunchtime, a cross section of community leaders and activists gathered under the Picasso on Daley Plaza to address issues of violence. Through collective prayer, music, and motivational speeches, they sought to stir up a spirit of action among the lunchtime crowd. Pastor John Hannah and Pa ...

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New Greater True Light

New Greater True Light Pastor Whitehead (New Greater Exodus M.B.C. & 1st Lady Linda), Pastor Robert Lockett & 1st Lady Elizabeth, Minister Manual Douglas, Pastor Pitts (St. James Cathedral Industrial M.B.C. & 1ST Lady Chandra)               Pastor Robert Lockett & 1st Lady Elizabeth                  Guest Speaker Past ...

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7 Secrets of Personal Significance:

...That people need and wish others knew they needed them by REv. Manson B. Johnson Specialist to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times Bible Fact: Knowingly or unknowingly human beings seek daily in different ways and in different measures to find the paradise man once had with God in the beginning. The Big Idea: People who are aware of the common personal significance needs (PSN) enable them to achieve ...

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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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Little Black Pearl Celebrates 20 Years:

                        Little Black Pearl Celebrates 20 Years: Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson, Rachelle Ferrell, Nona Hendryx, Leela James, Liz Wright Performs at Pearl Fest Chicago Little Black Pearl celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the organization’s annual outdoor Pearl Fest which was held this past weekend at 31st Street Beach.  Featuring ...

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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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ON THE DRIVE – 2015 HYUNDAI SONATA

BY FRANK S. WASHINGTON NNPA COLUMNIST The Sonata is Hyundai’s second best-selling model and that is by a silvery thin 2 percentage points. So whenever the Korean automaker changes the car it is done with great care and great planning. For the 2015 model year, Hyundai wants to broaden the Sonata’s customer base and bring it in line as the automaker moves to a more familial appearance for all of its vehicles. ...

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