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Chicago Gourmet Brings its “Culinary Heaven” to Millennium Park!

By: Caryn Lee Columnist   The National Restaurant Association two day food event at Millenium Park. Some people like to call Chicago Gourmet “a grown up Taste of Chicago”. The National Restaurant Association called its annual event celebrating some of the best food and spirits in the Windy City a “Culinary Heaven”.  I preferred to look at it as Christmas for my stomach!  The two-day event featured seve ...

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Changing the Future of Giving Back

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer   Sandi Torres, partner at Charity Contributors of Chicago, pictured with Vau've Anais Davis and CCC founder, Reginald Cotton The survival of nonprofit organizations is struggling factor everyday as new ones pop up and current ones fight to compete with sustaining their foundation. The paperwork and toil of applying for government and private grants has become competiti ...

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High School Round-Up

By Andre Hampton Contributing Writer Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall and 2014 Heisman Finalist Jordan Lynch were under the lights last Friday to watch St. Rita defeat Mt. Carmel High School 23-21 with a field goal late in the fourth quarter. Marshall prior to the game visited both teams sidelines with well wishes. Chicago Public School League powerhouses Simeon, Curie, Robeson and Phillips High Schools are em ...

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Denzel Does Vigilante in Adaptation of Eighties TV Series – The Equalizer

By Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist The Equalizer On the surface, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a perfectly-pleasant, hail fellow well met. By day, the affable widower who is employed as a sales associate at a hardware superstore where he jokes with co-workers who call him “Pops.” Evenings, he retires to a modest apartment in a working-class, Boston community, although bouts of insomnia often hav ...

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Common’s AAHH Fest: Brings the City -Together in – Celebration of HIP HOP

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer Brings the City -Together in - Celebration of HIP HOP                                                                                             ...

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An Obama’s Journey My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures

By Kam Williams Columnist “’My family will hate me for this book, baby,’ I explained [to my wife]. She hugged me and assured me they would not, while no doubt sensing I was right.”   Later that day in Beijing, my brother replied to an interviewer’s question about our meeting: ‘I don’t know him very well. I met him for the first time only two years ago.’ Hearing myself referred to in the third person li ...

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  By Pamela Jones Staff Writer                                               Recently Miller Lite hosted the Miller Lite Tap the Future® , Great Friends Great Ventures competition in Chicago at the Miller Coors headquarters. In attendance were the top five winning finalist and key communit ...

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New Greater True Light – Summer Food/Camp Program

2014 BLOCK CLUB PARTY                         Our Summer Food/Camp Program is designed with YOUR child in mind.  Often while at work, parents wonder if their children are eating properly and being entertained wisely.  The summer Food Service Program was instituted to provide nutritious meals and provide activities for increased participation, to ch ...

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Providence Catholic defeats Mount Carmel 33-14

By Andre Hampton: Contributing Sports Writer           Providence Catholic vs. Mount Carmel was the Xfinity game of the week and for a good reason the two catholic school programs have produced 21 state titles Mt.Carmel (12) and Providence (9). The battle of the catholic league state powers however proved to be lopsided in the favor of Providence as they posted a decisive 33-14 vict ...

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Prissi’s Corner – For The Love of Thrifting

Prissi’s Corner - For the love of Thrifting by Priscilla Powell Columnist             For The Love of Thrifting First things first, I love to thrift, its more than a hobby; it’s a lifestyle for me that I shout proudly to the heavens. A savvy golden haired lady at a green line station once told me to stop telling people I shop at thrift stores, and suggested I call my rare score ...

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