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2014 Soul Train Awards

The 2014 Soul Train Music Awards was quite the spectacule this year. The show aired Sunday and consisted of old school reunions and moments that gave social media users quite the inspiration for chatter. Talk show host Wendy Williams served as the MC for the event, which also included an exciting performance from singer Chris Brown. The Soul train Awards were entertaining but it appears that there is a shor ...

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A Perverted View of Black on Black Crime

By: George Curry             In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that Blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After responding yes, he added: “But I think just as much if no ...

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Horrible Bosses 2: Principal Cast Reconvenes for Raunchy, Irreverent Sequel

By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist                 Timing is everything, when it comes to comedy, and this sequel suffers from an acute case of terrible timing. First of all, with the Bill Cosby rape allegations figuring so prominently in the news nowadays, the last thing anybody wants to laugh at is a premise predicated upon secretly slipping a knockout pill in ...

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Are You Wasting Time?

By:Lyndia Grant Special to NNPA The lyrics from an Otis Redding song titled “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” resonated within my spirit this week. When that happens, I can assure you it’s the Lord leading, guiding and inspiring me for my upcoming column. Let’s talk about how so many of us are complacent, just watching the tide roll in and out, wasting time. We have no plans, nothing ever changes, we’re just ...

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Age Well, Please

By: James Washington Special to NNPA   As someone who has come to Christ as a mature adult, I’m challenged from time to time as ministers and bible study leaders and others of faith talk about the process of becoming a mature Christian. The challenge is in knowing what it means to mature as a person and applying some of those same principles to the maturation process as they relate to faith and knowled ...

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25 to Life – Out-of-the-Closet Documentary Chronicles Clandestine Life of Brother Hiding His HIV Status

By: Kam Williams When William Brawner was 18 months-old, his single-mom Linda left him in the care of a suspicious male babysitter against her better judgment while she went off to class at Howard University. Upon returning home, she found her baby so scalded by hot water that he needed numerous skin grafts and blood transfusions. Doctor’s didn’t buy the babysitter’s story that it was all the result of an a ...

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Beyond the Walls of Morehouse: The Redland

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer When the parents of hip hop group, The Redland sent their kids off to Morehouse College; little did they know that the institution’s rich history would invoke the passion to pursue a musical career as hip hop artists. Both Earvin Rodney (Earv) and Robert Nkosi Evans aka Kose  –members of The Redland became steadfast friends in college because of their love for music. Being b ...

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Soda Companies Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption in Beverages by 2025

  Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group have committed to work together to cut the number of calories Americans consume in soda each year.  The proposal, introduced at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 23, will reduce the number of calories Americans consumed per person in beverages by 20 percent over the next 10 years.Soft Drinks1 According to TheAssociated Press, this initiative stems ...

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MWRD unveils new Leland Elementary schoolyard

After more than a year of community planning and several months of construction, Leland Elementary School’s brand new schoolyard was recently dedicated  . Located at 512 S. Lavergne Ave., Chicago, the new grounds are part of a pilot initiative, Space to Grow: Greening Chicago Schoolyards, co-managed by Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands and funded by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greate ...

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Fathers Who Cares hosts community dinner at Leland Elementary School

  On Monday November 20, 2014 the organization Fathers Who Care hosted the Fathers and Families Thanksgiving dinner at Leland Elementary School. The event was free to all to enjoy a prepared dinner.The event was held simply to let the community know how much they care. The event was well attended by many community stakeholders such as State Representative LaShawn Ford, 29th Ward Alderman Deborah Graham ...

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