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My Awkward, Long and Tall Journey

My Awkward, Long and Tall Journey By: Jocelyn Morris Fashion & Beauty Columnist                           Who is Jmorrismua? Well if you have never met me in person, you need to know that I am over six feet tall. I am the girl who was always taller than everyone in class. The girl who outgrew her clothes and shoes within a year, every year ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION – Homeless and Broke: How Can You Keep Your Family Together?

Homeless and Broke:  How Can You Keep Your Family Together? By Naimah Latif Columnist   In this frigid weather, there is one segment of the population that really suffers: The Homeless. Although they are in our faces every day, holding cardboard signs at expressway exits, imploring motorists to spare some change, many people feel more comfortable treating them as if they are invisible. Statistics show ...

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Carrying the Burden of History – Prince Hall, First Black Abolitionist

Carrying the Burden of History - Prince Hall, First Black Abolitionist  In observance of Black History Month, I believe it is important to highlight some of those long lasting institutions and entities that have continued to serve the empowerment interests of Black America for over the past 200 years. Too often some of us forget too quickly about the historical groups and social bridges that have helped to ...

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Hall of Famer Ernie Bank’s Family Cries Foul

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer   Ernie Banks Pictured with his caretaker Regina Rice    The Family of Ernie Banks have accused long time caretaker Regina Rice of jilting them out of their just due portion of the late Ernie Banks estate. According to records, in his will, Banks left all of his assets to a trust controlled by Ms.Rice. In the will Mr.Banks states that he was “making no provisions” fo ...

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NAACP’s Voting Suppression Problem

By: James Clingman NNPA Columnist   While recalling those commercials, featuring Andre Agassi (pro tennis player) saying, “Image is everything” and Billy Crystal’s “Saturday Night Live” character, Fernando, who always said, “You look marvelous! It is better to look good than to feel good,” I also thought of the NAACP Image Awards and the fact that the NAACP’s image is taking a huge hit, especially amon ...

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Who will hold the key to the CITY?

By : Charles Roughy Staff Writer   With a few days of early voting left,  less than 50,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of the chance to cast their early ballots. In the election 4 years ago final totals were nearly 75,000 early votes casted early. Election Board spokesman Jim Allen said the last four days of early voting are traditionally the highest turnout and  with days to go, it’s possible to g ...

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Car Review: 2015 Lincoln MKC

By: Frank S. Washington Contributing Writer     Lincoln may have turned the corner in making believers out naysayers when it comes to the luxury brand’s survival. Yes, they came up with a smartly designed redo of the MKZ midsize sedan. But that car, capable as it is, really didn’t send tongues wagging. That’s not the case with the brand’s new MKC crossover. This vehicle is sleekly styled; fun to d ...

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‘Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled’

              BY: LYNDIA GRANT SPECIAL TO THE NNPA From the Washington Informer     My favorite topic when I’m invited to speak at health fairs is “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled.” It is a message about how to have a healthy mind, body & spirit. During the month of February, I thought it wise to take a look back in Black History, to discuss one of my favorite ...

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Eye on the Struggle – Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

BY: KAM WILLIAMS ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST   “This groundbreaking biography… illuminates the life and accomplishments of pioneering journalist Ethel Lois Payne, while also bringing to the fore the critical role of the black press in the civil rights era… In the 1950s and 1960s, she raised challenging questions at presidential press conferences about matters of importance to African-Americans… At some con ...

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BIG BUDGET FILMS – Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BY: KAM WILLIAMS ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST Hot Tub Time Machine 2  (R for pervasive profanity, incessant sexuality, crude humor, graphic nudity, violence and drug use) Sci-fi sequel, set a decade in the future, finds buddies Jacob (Clark Duke) and Nick (Craig Robinson) getting back into the hot tub to travel back in time to undo pal Nick’s (Rob Corddry) murder at the hands of an unknown assassin. With Chevy C ...

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