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THE OTIS WILSON CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION

THE OTIS WILSON CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION The Otis Wilson Charitable Association, is a non-profit organization, that’s committed to the community it serves, and most importantly, to the children of Chicago. The Otis Wilson Charitable Association works to reduce the negative outcomes related to low levels of physical activity, poor nutrition, and illiteracy in the lives of youth, and increase the positive outco ...

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ACLU report: Chicago Stop and Frisk Aimed at Minority Residents

ACLU report: Chicago Stop and Frisk Aimed at Minority Residents Stop And Frisk   Chicago police are now among the nation’s leaders in the use of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” practice, replacing New York City which had been notorious for the technique. That startling finding is at the core of a new report issued today by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois on the practice by the Chicago ...

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Car Review – Lexus GS 350 F Sport

Car Review - Lexus GS 350 F Sport After more than a week, it felt like we drove the Lexus GS 350 F Sport sedan through every one of the 600 square miles that comprise this city. And we only found a few irks to complain about. Actually, we drove the Lexus GS 350 F Sport to New Orleans and back here. After 10 days and almost 1,000 miles, we came away with a healthy respect for the road worthiness of the midsi ...

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Discovering Your Potential

Discovering Your PotentiaL Endurance, Perseverance, Strength & Commitment By: Lyndia Grant Special To The NNPA FROM THE WASHINGTON INFORMER   Recently, as I watched pink flowers on trees, amidst clear, frozen ice, it was a reminder that spring is right around the corner.  Signs of spring are everywhere, yet snow has plagued the east coast. By the time this column hits the streets, the winter weathe ...

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Change is Never Spare

Change is Never Spare By: James Washington Special to The NNPA FROM THE HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES   Most of us would agree with the concept that one sure thing that we know about life is change. The comparison to a roller coaster seems appropriate; a frightening one at that. Life is full of twists and turns and inevitable ups and downs with people coming and going and emotions frayed at the proverbial last ...

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The Hype is Real…

The Hype is Real… Written By: By: Antoinette Logan  THE BOY ILLINOIS   That’s what everything boils down to, after researching, meeting and watching an AWESOME live and VERY interactive performance by The Boy Illinois. His music is a story, and very relatable. From the beat, to the lyrics, to the wave of his flow, we can appreciate his expressions. In all, we believe he can definitely carry the weight ...

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Wala Cam TV: The Beginning of Chicago’s Urban Dance Evolution

Wala Cam TV: The Beginning of Chicago’s Urban Dance Evolution Jerome "WALA" Williams FOUNDER   Picture this... it’s 1999, you’re an aspiring videographer in the city of Chicago, and in the windy streets of Chicago lies your cast of raw talent. You have an idea... You’re looking for something to capture in this beautiful city. Not just anything to capture. You’re looking for talent that the rest of the ...

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My Spring Awakening

            By: Jocelyn Morris Fashion & Beauty Columnist   Outfit of the Day:    My Spring Awakening Hello all you lovely people in Chicago! Spring is here and I am SO excited. I feel like a bear that has been slumbering in a deep sleep for a long time. This is the time of year that I feel most alive! I’m a spring baby so that could have something to do with it. ...

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HIV Could Be Impacting Already High Cancer Rates Among Blacks

HIV Could Be Impacting Already High Cancer Rates Among Blacks By Roberto Alejandro Special to NNPA: the Afro-American Newspaper   A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found people with HIV develop cancer at higher rates than would be expected in the general population. This finding has particular public health implications for African Americans, who already suffer the wor ...

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All Girls Deserve a Chance to Play

Parents can find hundreds of resources for their children at www.parentpowerchicago.org All Girls Deserve a Chance to Play “I think one of the unique things about Girls in the Game is we take sports and fitness opportunities and we combine that with health education for girls—nutrition, body image and leadership development—and bring it together to make programs that address the whole girl.”  Amy Keen , Exe ...

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