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Cherishing History that’s in your Attic

BY: JULIANNE MALVEAUX NNPA COLUMNIST Celebrating Black History   We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African Americans who have made a difference. While some names are the tried and true names of important leaders, we need to pay as much attention to the legacies of those whose lives and contributions have been swallowed. Madame ...

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Emanuel vs Garcia Run-Off April 7th

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Emanuel vs Garcia Run-Off April 7th Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Face  Jesus “Chuy” Garcia In An April Run-off Election Despite the frigid, below-freezing temperatures, on Election Day incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his four challengers, Bob Fioretti, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, William “Dock” Walls and Dr. Willie Wilson, all hit the ground running, doing radio interviews, phone canvassing ...

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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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Westside Ministers’ Coalition to Host “2015 Mayoral Town Hall Debate”

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, the Westside Ministers’ Coalition will host the 2015 Mayoral Town Hall Debate.  The town hall meeting will be held at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep High School, 5088 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60644.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. This meeting is held to give Austin community residents an opportunity to meet the ...

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Hyde Park Suzuki Institute

    Parents Can find hundreds of resources for their children at WWW.PARENTPOWERCHICAGO.ORG     The Hyde Park Suzuki Institute was founded in 1998 to bring the joy of music and the expression of its richness to children through the teaching methods of those who have proven through experience and research the exceptional learning ability of the young child.  Since then, the Institute has ...

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Loretto Hospital and Get Covered America Team Up for Health Care Enrollment Final Push

Loretto Hospital and Get Covered America Team Up for Health Care Enrollment Final Push   In effort to ensure the West Side gets covered, Get Covered America and Loretto will join forces with Congressman Danny K. Davis, State Representative Camille Lilly, and Ada S McKinley to hold enrollment events the next two Saturdays, 2/7 and 2/14   With just 11 days left until the end of open enrollment, Get ...

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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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