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25 to Life – Out-of-the-Closet Documentary Chronicles Clandestine Life of Brother Hiding His HIV Status

By: Kam Williams When William Brawner was 18 months-old, his single-mom Linda left him in the care of a suspicious male babysitter against her better judgment while she went off to class at Howard University. Upon returning home, she found her baby so scalded by hot water that he needed numerous skin grafts and blood transfusions. Doctor’s didn’t buy the babysitter’s story that it was all the result of an a ...

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Beyond the Walls of Morehouse: The Redland

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer When the parents of hip hop group, The Redland sent their kids off to Morehouse College; little did they know that the institution’s rich history would invoke the passion to pursue a musical career as hip hop artists. Both Earvin Rodney (Earv) and Robert Nkosi Evans aka Kose  –members of The Redland became steadfast friends in college because of their love for music. Being b ...

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Soda Companies Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption in Beverages by 2025

  Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group have committed to work together to cut the number of calories Americans consume in soda each year.  The proposal, introduced at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 23, will reduce the number of calories Americans consumed per person in beverages by 20 percent over the next 10 years.Soft Drinks1 According to TheAssociated Press, this initiative stems ...

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MWRD unveils new Leland Elementary schoolyard

After more than a year of community planning and several months of construction, Leland Elementary School’s brand new schoolyard was recently dedicated  . Located at 512 S. Lavergne Ave., Chicago, the new grounds are part of a pilot initiative, Space to Grow: Greening Chicago Schoolyards, co-managed by Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands and funded by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greate ...

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Fathers Who Cares hosts community dinner at Leland Elementary School

  On Monday November 20, 2014 the organization Fathers Who Care hosted the Fathers and Families Thanksgiving dinner at Leland Elementary School. The event was free to all to enjoy a prepared dinner.The event was held simply to let the community know how much they care. The event was well attended by many community stakeholders such as State Representative LaShawn Ford, 29th Ward Alderman Deborah Graham ...

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Studies Link – Obesity and Cancer

Studies Link - Obesity and Cancer               Sharon Carter does everything that she can to lose weight. After years of overindulging, she said she eats three healthy meals per day, her snacks are healthy and they are few and far in between. Carter regularly walks and sometimes jogs for exercise, and she also encourages Nichelle, her 15-year-old daughter, to eat only in ...

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Game Of The Week

        The IHSA Football playoffs are about to give us some games to talk about this weekend for years to come. The winners from this weekend will face off for the championships of their classes next Thanksgiving weekend in Champaign, Urbana for the State Title trophy. Gately Stadium is the place to be this Saturday if you are looking for some great football action before the final cham ...

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Have, Do & Be Whatever You Want

Have, Do & Be Whatever You Want Thoughts are extremely powerful. You can think yourself into becoming whomever you wish, or you can think yourself into the failure you continue to keenly visualize in your mind’s eye. When you begin to think that something good is happening in your life yet don’t really believe it, it’s a total waste of time. It’s called faith! “Now, faith is the substance of things hope ...

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Forward Thinking: Die Empty

  “I want to challenge every Kenyan to go to the cemetery and disappoint the graveyard. Die like the Apostle Paul who said I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and I have been poured out like a drink offering. There is nothing left. I am ready to die. That’s how I want to die because there is nothing else for me left to die,” ~ Dr. Myles Munroe “When you die, die like I am planning to die. ...

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare’s “Extra Help” program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications             Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for m ...

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