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Chicago is The Ultimate “Too City”

By Marshall Hatch, Senior Pastor New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church [caption id="attachment_1395" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Left to Right Kenneth Ayers, Ke'nya Ayer And Jacorey Allen"][/caption] Chicago is fast reclaiming the title of America ’s capital of murder and mayhem.  In the last three weekends, the city had over one-hundred shootings and eighteen murders. Chicago has becom ...

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Blogging While Brown

by Bobbi Booker Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune Philadelphia was the site of this weekend’s fifth annual “Blogging While Brown” conference at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Old City. Since its launch in 2008, “Blogging While Brown” has grown to become the premier blogging conference dedicated to education, collaboration, and innovation among bloggers of color. Gathering together some ...

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Obama Needs To Run Against Congress

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist If President Obama wants to win in November he will have to run against the Republican Congress.  He will actually not need to spend his time on Romney.  When you have people like former President Jimmy Carter suggesting that Romney is not that bad, you have a message problem and one that may not be resolvable in the short-term.  On the other hand, as a few people have s ...

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Diddy’s Son Defends Acceptence of UCLA Football Scholarship

Justin Combs, son of hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, took to Twitter this week to defend his full scholarship to UCLA, which the school confirmed this week. Many in cyberspace are questioning whether the multimillionaire’s son should have accepted the $54,000 football scholarship, given the school’s economic troubles. But the 18-year-old said he earned the scholarship. “Regardless what the circumstances a ...

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“DANCE” Therapy for the Soul

Women in Dance Therapy brought together women from all ages (20 to 88 years of age) Every 7 seconds an act of Domestic Violence occurs, every 2 minutes and act of sexual assault occurs. 1 in 4 teens are or will be victims of Domestic Violence. 7 of 10 adult women are or will be a victim of Domestic Violence. The City of Chicago Police Department along receives over 200,000 calls for service daily, 604 of th ...

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Word Of Mouth

The Chicago Park District and the Jazz Institute of Chicago present Jazz Cabaret: Joan Collasso 7 p.m. June 8 at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. Jazz Links students will perform during the free show before Collasso takes the stage to pay tribute to musical influences that helped shape the sound of jazz. For more information, call 312-427-1676. “SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS” Man ...

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NATO SUMMIT 2012 in Chicago

Chicago has long been thought of as the “Second City”, the “City of Big Shoulders”. After successfully hosting the 2012 NATO Summit, “Chicagoland” has been introduced to the world as first class, and more than capable of handling large scale diverse events. The Chicago Police along with officers from more than 23 other agencies including the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security shouldered the ...

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Mayor Emanuel Surprises DePriest Elementary Golden Apple Award

By: Ellyn Fortino Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a surprise visit to Depriest Elementary School Thursday morning to deliver a Golden Apple Award honoring exceptional teaching to first-grade instructor Monique Blakes. Blakes is one out of three Chicago Public School teachers receiving the award, which recognizes outstanding educators. Seven more teachers throughout the state received the 2012 award. In addition to ...

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Student Loans Plus Limited Job Options Equals Trouble

By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent NNPA News Service WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When she graduated from the University of Iowa two years ago with a major in elementary education, Amber Newman envisioned standing in front of a class of bright, energetic youngsters and providing them with the solid educational base that would help them become successful in the upper grades as well as later in life. . But when ...

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The ‘No Sagging and Dragging Please Pull Up Your Pants’ City Council Resolution

(CHICAGO) - - -Today, 37th Ward Alderman Emma Mitts, who represents several diverse areas including Austin and Belmont-Cragin on the city’s west and northwest side, introduced a resolution in support of Chicago’s indecent exposure ordinance during the May 9, 2012 Chicago City Council meeting. This resolution is designed to address an issue confronting many urban neighborhoods: Low-Slung, Saggy Pants on Urba ...

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