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Parent Power chicago Resource Spotlight – Chicago Lights Community Outreach Organization at Forth Presbyterian Church

  Mission: To provide hope and opportunity to our city’s children, youth, and adults who face the challenges of poverty. Through supportive relationships and diverse programs, we empower people to thrive academically, secure economic stability, lead healthy lives, and build community. Chicago Lights offers six signature programs: • Tutoring • Urban Farm • Elam Davies Social Service Center • Summer Day ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2015 HONDA CR-V

By: Frank S. Wahington Contributing Writer   CAR REVIEW: 2015 HONDA CR-V   Honda called it a major minor model change. The automaker increased the fuel economy and added another trim line to the 2015 Honda CR-V. But they also improved their best-selling entry level crossover vehicle in 60 other areas. For 2015, the Honda CR-V has a new grille, new headlights, new front bumper, new skid plate and a ...

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Find a Way

By: Lyndia Grant SPECIAL TO THE NNPA FROM THE WASHINGTON INFORMER   Find a Way   “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”   ...

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Stepping Outside of My Comfort Zone

by Jocelyn Morris Fashion & Beauty columnist   I’m going to let you in on a big secret. When it comes to fashion, sometimes I’m a creature of habit. I’ve been blessed to have a sense of the best colors and garment types to complement my complexion and figure. But despite that, I realize that it’s still nice to have someone else’s perspective on what outfits look right. For that advice, I reached ou ...

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WALA WORD – Princess Baby Doll

WALA WORD - Princess Baby Doll   Those not familiar with with “Princess Baby Doll” need to take 5 minutes and Google her to see why this young lady has the internet going crazy! This beautiful energetic young lady’s dynamic personality is matched with as much talent as Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Jade Pinkett Smith wrapped in one body.   As I prepare myself to walk into the room, I had to remind myse ...

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Prissi’s Corner – Playing It By Ear

Prissi’s Corner - Playing It By Ear Priscilla Powell Columnist Typically with my personal travel, all activities and events I play by ear. I inherited the gift of gab from my mother, so the moment I hit my plane seat, customs counter, taxi, airport bar or wherever I happen to be in my travel process,  I’m talking. Usually I’m picking people’s brains to see what they like, didn’t like, or feel I must experie ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Dark Girls

By Kam Williams Entertainment columnist       By Bill Duke Interviews by Shelia P. Moses Photographs by Barron Claiborne “In today’s society, dark skin has become linked to longer prison time, higher unemployment rates, low self-esteem, lower standards of beauty, and higher psychological distress. The skin bleaching industry is a multimillion-dollar business. Women go to great lengths to lighten t ...

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Parent Power Chicago Resource Spotlight – Blue 1647 Technology Innovation Center

Parent Power chicago Resource Spotlight   BLUE1647 is an entrepreneurship and technology innovation center focused on professional development (through classes and workshops), workforce development (through internships), business acceleration, and economic development in technology and 21st century skills. As a beacon of resource through physical space and curated programming, BLUE1647 provides impactf ...

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Chicago Women Take Action With Mayoral Candidates’ Forum

By Naimah Latif Contributing Writer The five Chicago Mayoral candidates that will appear on the February 24, 2015 Election Ballot spoke to a packed house in a forum held at the Chicago Temple Building, 77 West Washington, Saturday, January 24, from 2pm to 5pm. Sponsored by the Chicago Women Take Action Alliance (CWTA) the forum allowed each candidate to speak separately and answer a list of questions on top ...

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Ernie “Mr. CUb” Banks, hall of fame legend

By: Charles Roughy STAFF WRITER     Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks, who was known for his love of the Cubs as well as his love of basball, has died, according to a family attorney. The announcement of “Mr. Cub’s” death was made Friday evening by family Attorny Mark Bogen. Banks was known as “Mr. Cub” since the Chicago Cubs was the only major league ball club he played f ...

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