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Mayor Emanuel Runs Another Red Light on Election Day

Mayor Emanuel Runs Another Red Light on Election Day Statement of Mark Wallace, Director of Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras.   Mayor Emanuel has proven once again that he is above his own law. Leaving a luncheon on 11th and Michigan, the second car of his two-car motorcade once again was caught by a red light camera running a red light. Apparently the red light cameras don’t prevent the Mayor of ...

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YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network

BY: MICHAEL TROUT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network PARENTS CAN FIND HUNDREDS OF RESOURCES FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT WWW.PARENTPOWERCHICAGO.COM YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network YMEN’s Founder and Executive Director, Michael Trout, is a graduate of Wheaton College who moved into the North Lawndale community with his wife in August, 1992. After serving four years with the Lawndale Chri ...

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Today in Black History – Jimmie Lee Jackson

Jimmie Lee Jackson,  was Born in Alabama in 1938 , he became part of the Civil Rights Movement as a very young man. After participating in a peaceful protest in Alabama in February 1965, he was shot by a state trooper. Jimmie Lee died a few days later. His death inspired a voting rights march and protest that was so violent, that it is still currently known as “Bloody Sunday”. This series of actions motivat ...

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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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