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The Chicago Reckoning

By Jesse Jackson NNPA Columnist   The Chicago Reckoning Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 million-plus campaign war chest, largely funded by 100 or so major donors, and mobilizes wall-to-wall advertising and a professional campaign team. Yet ...

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Rev. Willie T. Barrow – Loss of a Civil Rights Icon

REV. WILLIE T. BARROW THE LITTLE WARRIOR DEC. 7, 1924- MAR. 12, 2015 LOSS OF A CIVIL RIGHTS ICON Rev. Willie T. Barrow died last Thursday at the age of 90. Rev. Barrow was a long time fighter on the front lines of the civil rights movement, working for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., participating in the 1963 March on Washington and in later years focusing concern on Chicago’s gun violence. Reverend Willie ...

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Resource Spotlight: Neighborhood housing services of chicago

Neighborhood housing services of Chicago NHS is a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committed to helping homeowners and strengthening neighborhoods throughout Chicago, South Suburban Cook County & Elgin. Neighborhood Lending Services (NLS), an NHS-affiliated corporation, is Illinois’ largest nonprofit lender for homeowners and new home buyers. Whether you are interested in free homebuye ...

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MWRD passes ordinace to reduce taxes by 17.8 Mil

MWRD passes ordinace to reduce taxes by 17.8 Mil President Mariyana Spyropoulos of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago stated that “the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners has passed ordinances directing the Cook County Clerk to reduce taxes by $17.8 million. “This tax reduction will be reflected in the second installment 2014 r ...

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4 Generations Shooting Tragedy

4 Generations Shooting Tragedy Police are Questioning several suspects after a 77-year-old man was killed and his granddaughter and two great-grandchildren were wounded Monday evening in a shooting on the southside of Chicago.  The Roseland neighborhood is no stranger to vioence, but 4 generations being wounded makes this case unique. The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the 200 block of West ...

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President Obama’s Visit Draws 150 Thousand To Selma March

  By: Naimah Latif STAFF WRITER President Obama’s Visit Draws 150 Thousand To Selma March President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s presence in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches is said to be the catalyst for an estimated 150,000 participants in the highly publicized event, known as the reenactment of “Bloody Sunday.” Sunday, March 8, mar ...

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Word On The Street – Jrw whistleblower arrested

Word On The Street - Jrw Whistleblower Arrested The Evergreen Park youth baseball coach who  filed the complaint that led to  Jackie Robinson West being stripped of a Little League national championship, faces assault and several other charges in Evergreen Park. 39 year old Christopher Janes, of the 9100 block of Albany Avenue, was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer and was also ...

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Chatham gets new Reentry Service Center

In an effort to heal a broken community, a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 3rd from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the GEO Reentry Service Center, 8007 So. Cottage Grove Avenue in Suite A located in the Chatham community. The son of the late Rev. Leonard Barr, Emanuel Barr, Outreach and Operations manager for the Center, said the ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. and ...

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Link Unlimited Scholars

Link Unlimited Scholars   www.parentpowerchicago.org   Mission Statement: LINK Unlimited Scholars provides educational college preparatory opportunities for economically disadvantaged African American high school youth. In so doing, it integrates mentoring relationships, college readiness and leadership development to foster academic success, personal development and interracial understanding and ...

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Ferguson Police Created Fear And Resentment Among African American Residents

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the tensions between law enforcement and residents that erupted after the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Missouri, were unsurprising given the “toxic” environment created by the biases of the Ferguson Police Department. Wednesday, The Department of Justice announced that it would not bring federal civil rights charges against Officer D ...

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