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The power of the shrug

   The power of the Shrug   JOCELYN MORRIS FASHION COLUMNIST   Some call it a bolero. Others call it a shrug. Most of the time, these words are interchangeable and mean the same thing. A shrug/bolero is a basically a short, fitted cardigan or jacket with sleeves. I’m wearing one in the photo. You probably couldn’t tell at first but my shirt is actually sleeveless. A shrug can have either short sle ...

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Letting Go Peacefully:

THE FEMALE SOLUTION Letting Go Peacefully: How To Break Up Without Breaking Down By NaimahLatif Columnist   “I hate you!  I never want to see you again!” My friend Evelyn’s 16 year old daughter Samantha screamed into her cell phone and to emphasize her point, threw the phone on the floor. I heard a cracking sound. “Her and her boyfriend broke up yesterday,” Evelyn informed me.  “They been screaming at ...

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ASK ALMA – Confronting an Alcoholic Friend

      Confronting an Alcoholic Friend Dear Alma,   I have a dear friend who is the sweetest, kindest person you could ever hope to know. She remembers everything you’ve ever told her, and always follows up to find out how things went. But, she’s a drinker. The last time we met for brunch, there was unlimited champagne, and she had seven or eight glasses. When we go out for dinner, she al ...

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Will you spend your rent on weave?

Will you spend your rent on weave? By Tiffani Knowles Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times With the low-income levels of Black women living in Miami’s Upper East Side and the rise of the Black natural hair movement, some question the viability of the new, luxury hair extension boutique Indique that opened in the Miami Modern district last month. Indique’s grand opening is April 11 and will have consulta ...

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Olivia’s Prayer Teams with Rush University Medical Center to Raise Awareness for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Olivia’s Prayer Teams with Rush University Medical Center to Raise Awareness for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver   In America alone, more than five million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.  In Illinois, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading major cause of death.  There are more than a half million caregivers in Illinois providing over 600 million hours of unpaid and challenging services at a value of more th ...

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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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