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NAACP’s Voting Suppression Problem

By: James Clingman NNPA Columnist   While recalling those commercials, featuring Andre Agassi (pro tennis player) saying, “Image is everything” and Billy Crystal’s “Saturday Night Live” character, Fernando, who always said, “You look marvelous! It is better to look good than to feel good,” I also thought of the NAACP Image Awards and the fact that the NAACP’s image is taking a huge hit, especially amon ...

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Who will hold the key to the CITY?

By : Charles Roughy Staff Writer   With a few days of early voting left,  less than 50,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of the chance to cast their early ballots. In the election 4 years ago final totals were nearly 75,000 early votes casted early. Election Board spokesman Jim Allen said the last four days of early voting are traditionally the highest turnout and  with days to go, it’s possible to g ...

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Car Review: 2015 Lincoln MKC

By: Frank S. Washington Contributing Writer     Lincoln may have turned the corner in making believers out naysayers when it comes to the luxury brand’s survival. Yes, they came up with a smartly designed redo of the MKZ midsize sedan. But that car, capable as it is, really didn’t send tongues wagging. That’s not the case with the brand’s new MKC crossover. This vehicle is sleekly styled; fun to d ...

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‘Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled’

              BY: LYNDIA GRANT SPECIAL TO THE NNPA From the Washington Informer     My favorite topic when I’m invited to speak at health fairs is “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled.” It is a message about how to have a healthy mind, body & spirit. During the month of February, I thought it wise to take a look back in Black History, to discuss one of my favorite ...

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Eye on the Struggle – Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

BY: KAM WILLIAMS ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST   “This groundbreaking biography… illuminates the life and accomplishments of pioneering journalist Ethel Lois Payne, while also bringing to the fore the critical role of the black press in the civil rights era… In the 1950s and 1960s, she raised challenging questions at presidential press conferences about matters of importance to African-Americans… At some con ...

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BIG BUDGET FILMS – Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BY: KAM WILLIAMS ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST Hot Tub Time Machine 2  (R for pervasive profanity, incessant sexuality, crude humor, graphic nudity, violence and drug use) Sci-fi sequel, set a decade in the future, finds buddies Jacob (Clark Duke) and Nick (Craig Robinson) getting back into the hot tub to travel back in time to undo pal Nick’s (Rob Corddry) murder at the hands of an unknown assassin. With Chevy C ...

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Ella Fitzgerald – First black person to receive a grammy award

  Dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, fro ...

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WALA WORD – Marky McFly?

WRITTEN BY: TIFFANY LEBRON     Fresh off of his live rehearsal for the February 14th WalaCamTV 2015 Valentine’s day bash and his Empire debut on Fox TV, WalaCamTv  sat down with the Chicago rapper Marky McFly to discuss why he believes he is the next MC to take over the city. If you  have ever listened to tracks by Marky McFly, it’s obvious he’s not your ordinary Westside MC. Marky McFly’s unique ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION – A Woman’s Right To Choose?

BY: NAIMAH LATIF What About The Other Two People Involved? The ideas we label as progressive are sometimes in reality quite backwards. That’s because they are presented by people who lack higher consciousness. Take for instance the Abortion Rights arguments.  During election times, no matter what a candidate’s personal or religious views may be, if he’s a male, and he wants the women’s vote, he’d better say ...

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Westside Ministers’ Coalition to Host “2015 Mayoral Town Hall Debate”

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, the Westside Ministers’ Coalition will host the 2015 Mayoral Town Hall Debate.  The town hall meeting will be held at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep High School, 5088 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60644.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. This meeting is held to give Austin community residents an opportunity to meet the ...

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