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Ramsey Lewis Celebrates with Parent Power Chicago

OakDale Christian Academy Choir Oh, Happy Day!” sang out the Oakdale Christian Academy Choir from the University of Illinois stage Tuesday evening December 16th.  And an enthusiastic audience echoed back, “Oh, Happy Day!” It was indeed a happy day for the families involved in Parent Power Chicago to watch their children expressing creative excellence, despite major school closings and large cuts in school p ...

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Chicago Holiday winter fun on a Budget

By Antoinette Logan Contributing Writer December days, don’t have to put a bigger dent in your pocket to be filled with memorable moments to keep your family busy during the winter months. Not only is Christmas making us spend money, but time is also very necessary. Most kids get pretty bored, while home from school on break, and will bug you to death to find fun in the winter sun. Make them happy and save ...

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Ladies of Distinction Gives Back to Community

                Top Ladies Of Distinction, Inc., Midway Chicago Chapter, recently donated generously to the Ronald McDonald House at 5257 S. Prairie, bringing paper towels, cereal, plastic bags and other needed household items for families who reside at the house while their children undergo treatment at the University of Chicago Hospital. Members from left to right a ...

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Holiday Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory (word of mouth)

Garfield Park Conservatory: Showhouse 300 North Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60624 Saturday November 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM; Wed:9:00AM- 8:00PM Be a part of Chicago history and visit the 2014 Holiday Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your camera, this is a flower show you will remember. We are proud to present “Silver ...

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This Week’s Top Ten DVD List

1.Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: 75th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray Debut] 2.Robin Williams Remembered 3.The Hundred-Foot Journey 4.Bing Crosby Rediscovered 5.Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 6.One Direction: Where We Are [Live from San Siro Stadium] 7.Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years 8.As Above, So Below 9.Into the Woods: Original Broadway Production 10.Fagbug Nation  HONORABLE MENTION 11.Design Is One: ...

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BIG BUDGET FILMS – DEC. 5, 2014

BY KAM WILLIAMS ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST                       Top Five  (R for sexuality, nudity, crude humor, pervasive profanity and drug use)  Chris Rock wrote, directed and stars in this star vehicle about a standup comic trying to become a serious actor. With Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan and Rosario Dawson.           ...

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No Limits

By: James Washington Special to The NNPA From the Dallas Weekly       No Limits You know, it has been several years since I started writing this column and it has evolved into being a great source of humility and spiritual guidance for me. The blessing of this kind of service opportunity in the name of my Lord and savior Jesus Christ is certainly understood and appreciated by me and I hope, a ...

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Get Out of Your Own Way

By: Pastor E.A. Deckard Special To The NNPA “In the story of Ugly Duckling, when did the Ugly Duckling stop feeling Ugly? When he realized that he was a Swan. Each of us has something Special, a swan of some sort, hidden inside somewhere. But until we recognize that it’s there, what can we do but splash around, treading water? The Wise are Who They Are. They work with what they’ve got and do what they can d ...

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WGCI to replace program director, Morning Riot show cast

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer     It has come to our attention here at The Windy City Word that things are once again being shaken up in Chicago Radio. Fans of the “The Morning Riot” morning show will have a different experience after last Monday and that’s because it turns out that long time morning personalities Tony Sculfield and Nina Chantele will no longer be members of the morning team. As ...

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Blacks Still Trail Whites, Latinos in Getting Treated for HIV

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   The CDC reported that young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) account for more new HIV infections than any other subgroup of MSM. African American women accounted for 64 percent of AIDS diagnoses among all women in 2010, compared with 17 percent of Latino women 15 percent of White women.  Although Black teens represent only 17 percent of the ...

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