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Doping Shadow Falls on Popular Kenyan Running Star

                    (GIN) — A defiant Rita Jeptoo is rejecting claims by her estranged husband that she enhanced her spectacular winning running times in the Boston and Chicago marathons with a blood booster. “I feel very bad for what has happened to Rita, but I saw it coming,” said ex-husband Noah Busienei, who stated that he believes Jeptoo began doping in ...

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Please and Thank You Power

Please and Thank You Power By: James Washington Special To The NNPA From The Dallas Weekly   Have you ever thought about just thanking God for being God? I mean I know at times, I must get on His last nerve and it’s just nice to know that He forgives. One of the truths that I’ve referenced before is that Jesus’ frustration with the apostles sometimes took on a whiff of righteous indignation. After all, ...

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Discrimination in Car Dealer Financing

By: Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist A diverse group of civil rights leaders representing Blacks, Latinos and Asian-Pacific Islanders have joined forces to call for major changes in auto dealer compensation. Together, the organizations are calling for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to use its rule-making authority to stop dealer markups on auto interest rates that in 2009 cost consumers $25. ...

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Mr. Fletcher: The Passing of a Retail Pioneer

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer   The music world has lost another major pioneer in the music and entertainment business; this time a man who has helped shaped the retail business in Chicago and influence how music is sold today. Ester Fletcher, known to many in the industry as ‘Mr. Fletcher’ or ‘Fletch’, the owner of the longest running Black owned One Stop music business in the country has died. Bas ...

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Cosby: His Life and Times – by Mark Whitaker

By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist           “[Bill] Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic, largely absent father and a loving but overworked mother… After dropping out of high school, Cosby turned his life around by joining the navy, talking his way into college, and seizing his first break as a stand-up comedian. Published on the 30th anniv ...

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CHA Now Accepting Applications

CHA Now Accepting Applications Deadline Monday, November 24, 2014 www.chawaitlist.org The Chicago Housing Authority has opened its waiting lists to new applicants, and for the first time, Chicagoans can apply for three wait list lotteries using one online registration form. CHA officials expect more than 250,000 Chicagoans to apply for spots on the three waiting list: one for public housing, another for hou ...

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Columbia College Students Get Advice from Music Experts

Columbia College Students Get Advice from Music Experts Columbia College students got a treat when Atlantic Records recording artist B.o.B was apart of the ‘No Genre Music’ Seminar on campus. Hosted by WGCI on air personalities, Tony Scofield and Columbia College graduate, Demi Lobo it was a ‘standing room’ only as students packed the intimate theaters. There was a great deal of knowledge shared as panelist ...

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Michael Jordan, King James and Sneaker Dough

By: Everett Glenn NNPA Guest Columnist                             There’s a runninng debate in basketball that Michael Jordan made winners out of the players around him in Chicago, while LeBron James had to go join other winners in Miami to become a winner. The debate rages on, and the question will not be answered definitively until LeB ...

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Mr. Fletcher: The Passing of a Retail Pioneer

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer Mr. Fletcher: The Passing of a Retail Pioneer                 Mr. Fletcher: Cake to Fletchers One Stop for 10 years of support to Rap a Lot Records. (courtesy of Kelly Robinson) The music world has lost another major pioneer in the music and entertainment business; this time a man who has helped shaped the retail business in Chicago an ...

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Judge Marianne Jackson appointed to 7th Subcircuit

By: Amanda Ward Staff Writer                                                 Judge Jackson served as an associate judge from 1997 until 2014. She ran for election to the Cook County 7th Subcircuit in 2014 but was defeated in the primary. Many of the Judge Jackson supporters (Team Jackson) ...

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