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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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Is the Safe Passage Truly Safe?

By: Jazmyne Walker WCW Staff Writer Two months into the school year and the palate for CPS’ Safe Passage is organized and seemingly consistent.  CPS has gone through numerous changes in closing old schools and opening new schools with a prepared Five Year District Action Plan called, “The Next Generation: Chicago’s Children”. Chicagoans get to witness and be a part of the new CPS structures.  Last year Chic ...

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Annual Woman Against Domestic Violence Rally

By: Jazmyne Walker WCW Staff Writer The pews at Hope Community Church, 5900 W. Iowa were filled with ladies in purple.  Balloons and purple banners decorated the sanctuary as residents and city officials came together for Ald. Deborah Graham’s annual Women Against Domestic Violence. October represents Domestic Violence Awareness Month and domestic violence prevention advocates provided Chicagoans with usefu ...

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A longtime police officer to be remembered

by John E. Davis Community activists and residents of Chicago’s West Side will gather to honor and to say farewell to Sgt. Robert McGaha, who died this week following a long illness. He was a dedicated Chicago police officer for 27 years. He served the department and the citizens of Chicago with distinction and dignity. He will be remembered for the positive impact he made on the lives of West Side resident ...

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The Public Officials Award

Commissioner Debra Shore of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, has been presented with the Public Officials Award during the Water Environment Federation’s Celebration of Excellence Reception and Ceremony held at the McCormick Place Convention Center recently. The Public Officials Award is presented to an elected or appointed public official that has made a documented significan ...

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Pastor Ronald’s 14Th Year Anniversary

Pastor Ronald Watkins recently celebrated his 14 year anniversary as pastor of Abundant Life Faith Ministries. Pastor Ronald Watkins grew up in Chicago, Illinois in a Christian home.  He attended church faithfully under the leadership of his father the late Reverend Dr. Grady Watkins of Greater New Macedonia MB Church on the Westside of Chicago.  Under that influence, Pastor Ronald Watkins accepted Jesus Ch ...

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Yes, Mental Illness Affects ‘Us’

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist On Monday, Sept. 16 the news was shocking: A contract employee who worked at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., later identified as Aaron Alexis, killed 12 innocent people in the facility before he was killed by police. For many African Americans, our first thought was: “I hope it wasn’t one of us.” On Oct. 3, there was another disturbing incident in the nation’s capital: A ...

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Ald. Deborah Graham Responds to Tribune Article

-Ald. Deborah Graham (29th Ward) issued the following statement today in response to recent reporting from the Chicago Tribune regarding economic development concerns in the Austin community. The Chicago Tribune reported this past weekend on a store opening gone wrong in the 29th Ward. I am in the process of exploring what actions I can take as alderman, working with the City of Chicago, to correct some of ...

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Government Shutdown Harder on Black Workers

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although the shutdown of the federal government that began  Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Because government jobs have been more available to Blacks than private sector employment over the years, es ...

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Robert R. Taylor

Robert Robinson Taylor was an American architect; by some accounts the first accredited African American Architect in the United States. Taylor enrolled at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1888, the first African American student at MIT, and was associated with Tuskegee University once called Tuskegee Institute, designing most of the buildings on campus completed prior to 1932, and even serving as s ...

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