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Sexism and Racism Take Toll on Black Women’s Health

Sexism and Racism Take Toll on Black Women’s Health   By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent The effects of living in a patriarchal, racist society measurably erode Black women’s physical and mental wellbeing, an emerging body of research finds. Over time, this steady drip of double-discrimination can lead to higher maternal mortality and lower birth weight rates, hypertension and heart disease, ...

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Chicago city council approves $5 mil settlement in police shooting

Chicago city council approves $5 mil settlement in police shooting   Wednesday, the full Chicago City Council approved a $5 million settlement Wednesday with the family of a teenager who died after being shot 16 times last October by  a Chicago Police officer. Federal prosecutors and the FBI are investigating the death of the 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who police said was swinging a knife. Chicago Co ...

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The College Mentoring Experience

The College Mentoring Experience   CME offers youth an opportunity to work with a caring mentor to improve their ability to develop a positive attitude toward their future. The long term goal of CME is to empower students to break the habits that too often impede their academic excellence and their ability to make the right life choices -- avoiding the dangers and pitfalls that plague our urban communi ...

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Demonstration Turns To Devastation

Demonstration Turns To Devastation By Naimah Latif Staff Writer In a rally that attracted black and white, young and old, citizens gathered on Daley Plaza in town Chicago to participate in a national protest against police killings of unarmed citizens. Promoted as “#ShutDownA14, on April 14, 2015 in major cities across the country protesters gathered to shut down major streets with peaceful but vigorous ant ...

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So you think you can dance?

So you think you can dance? Do you love to dance? Are you dedicated to your work? Do you think you’ve got what it takes to join Chicago’s most exciting dance competition? If you’ve answered yes to ANY of these questions, you should be on your way down to “Da WarZone”! During the whole month of April, WalaCamTv.com will be showcasing and casting for the upcoming television series “Dance 2 Live”. Dancers from ...

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CAR REVIEW – 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD

  CAR REVIEW - 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500HD is a serious truck. We had the Denali Crew Cab 4X4 trim model and found that the hulking full-size pickup had enough oomph to handle most jobs that an individual or small crew might come upon. Our test vehicle was powered by a 6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel engine capable of operating on biodiesel fuel. It generated 397 horsepower and 765 pound-f ...

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Forgiven and Forgive

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Forgiven and Forgive I am re-reading a book that I highly recommend by Beth Moore, Jesus, the One and Only. It reminds me rather vigorously that forgiveness is still a critical concept in the life of so many so called Christians, who profess faith as their spiritual cornerstone. The book is turning my soul inside out because it vividly r ...

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Alzheimer’s Disease Study Seeks African American Volunteers

Alzheimer’s Disease Study Seeks African American Volunteers More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A groundbreaking study testing whether an investigational drug can prevent or slow the development of A ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION

        By Naimah Latif Columnist THE FEMALE SOLUTION For Better Or Worse, Til Death Do You Part? Really? “Free at last! Free at Last! Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last!” My friend Diana was triumphantly waving her divorce papers that had just come in the mail as she scurried over to the table at the restaurant where our little group met for lunch. We couldn’t help but laugh at her us ...

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My Daddy is Having a Baby with a Young Thang!

ASK ALMA My Daddy is Having a Baby with a Young Thang! Dear Alma, My 59-year-old father may have conceived a child with his 28-year-old girlfriend. I say “may” because his girlfriend sleeps around, and everybody in town knows it. My father is raising this child as his own. He asked my siblings and me to accept this baby and his girlfriend in our lives. He wants them invited to family parties, holidays, birt ...

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