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Ask Alma: Mama Taking Over the Wedding

Ask Alma: Mama Taking Over  the Wedding                 Hey, Alma – My friend is getting married, I’m in the wedding and I couldn’t be happier for her. She’s not a “big wedding” type of person, so her mom is taking the reins to plan a giant ceremony. She went shopping for wedding dresses with her mom, and they picked out a Cinderella-style ball gown – so not her style ...

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For A Civilized Society, Let’s End Bullying By Children and Adults

BY:NAIMAH LATIF THE FEMALE SOLUTION: For A Civilized Society, Let’s End Bullying By Children and Adults “Stop it! Leave me alone!”   The distressed cry from the little boy on the park playground made me stop in my tracks. I had had my head buried in my cell phone, texting while walking, barely paying attention to the crowd of children on the outdoor basketball court. But my mother instincts kicked in w ...

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One Man’s Journey To Change the World

BY: Antoinette Logan Staff Writer Author: Marcus Carter One Man’s Journey To Change the World   Marcus Carter, The Goal Mentor, speaks a language most would like to know but have not yet learned it wasn’t overnight, he says, “one day it just clicked. Life takes us all through many phases and stages. How you maintain your position and transition is what determines your success.” Marcus, the man who want ...

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RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: – Kidz Express

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: - Kidz Express Kidz Express was a dream of the founders, Warren King and Duane Ehresman. The dream was to provide programs and services that helped build self-esteem in inner city children and to  expose children to the larger world around them. The mission of Kidz Express is to  bridge the gap between the Austin area of Chicago and Oak Park. Kidz Express originally partnered with The Au ...

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Heavenly Sistahs Expound On Brotherly Love

                    By Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist Queen Latifah and Keke Palmer: The “Brotherly Love” Interview  Keke Palmer is a multi-talented actress, singer, songwriter and talk show host who made her screen debut at the age of 10 in Barbershop 2 before landing a breakout role a couple of years later as the title character in Akeelah and the Be ...

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The Religion Corner: The Thrill is Gone

              By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA  from The Washington Informer The Religion Corner: The Thrill is Gone And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. — Galatians 6:9-10 (KJV) How many of us quit trying to reach our goal because we get tired? Time is most likely the worst enemy of enthusiasm. If someone continues to ...

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Yeah, I Love You Too

Yeah, I Love You Too     By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The dallas weekly   I just had an experience that had me look up this previously written column. I was losing my mind as in my Christianity in the midst of going off on someone whom I believed deserved it. Fortunately for me, I remembered that the road to spiritual salvation is sometimes so obvious, so apparent that we just ...

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Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper   Through advancements in medical science, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases, like polio that once injured or killed millions of children, are no longer common in the U.S. The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases n ...

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Marketing Unhealthy Foods Unfairly Targets Children

Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly   It’s another David and Goliath story. A small group of South LA parents, alarmed about companies advertising unhealthy foods to their children, has banded together to draw attention to the problem. The parents recently roamed their own neighborhoods, shooting pictures of fast food restaurants, grocery store soda displays and candy at the checkout stand. Virginia Parks, ...

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Comedy Central Kevin Hart presents: Lil Rel RelEvent

Comedy Central Kevin Hart presents: Lil Rel  RelEvent It’s not everyday a kid from the westside of Chicago becomes the phenomenon he sets out to be. Family, faith and discipline played a major role in his success says Comedian Milton “Lil Rel” Howery.  After his recent accomplishments, all of the hard work has truly prepared him for what’s to come. He has shared the stage with many comedy greats, and always ...

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