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Mary J. Blige:

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer I remember when I heard the first Mary J. Blige song – “You Remind Me” off of the ‘Strictly Business’ movie soundtrack. We were treated to a taste of the young singer’s voice before her debut CD, ‘What’s the 411’ was released on Andre Harrell’s Uptown Record label. Everyone wanted to know who had that raw, soulful voice on that track. A different type of voice over smooth me ...

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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Big Budget Films   Big Hero 6                      (PG for action, peril, crude humor and mature themes) Animated family comedy inspired by the Marvel Comics series about a 14 year-old inventor (Ryan Potter) who teams with his inflatable robot (Scott Adsit) and his close friends to solve a string of crimes. Voice cast includes Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, ...

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Ford Ready to Work in a “Shaken Up” Illinois

            on Issues for a Stronger and Fairer State CHICAGO - “With the election now behind us, I would like to thank the voters for their vote of confidence as I move into my fifth term as state Representative for the 8th District of Illinois,” said state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago. “I am more ready now than I have ever been, with better insights into the needs of peop ...

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DuSable Museum President & CEO Carol Adams Slates Retirement

                    DuSable Museum President & CEO Carol Adams  Slates Retirement CHICAGO, IL. (24 October 2014) – After a stellar and award-winning career of more than five decades,  working in the fields of education, cultural arts and activism, DuSable Museum President and CEO, Carol L. Adams, Ph. D. has announced her plans to retire from the leadersh ...

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Governor Elect Bruce Rauner

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer Bruce Rauner is Governor of the State of Illinois after defeating incumbent, Governor Pat Quinn in Tuesday’s Midterm Elections. After 52% of the voter calculation, media outlets declared the Republican candidate the winner.      Because of the shortage of polling judges available due to an anonymous robocalls scaring at least 2,000 election judges from showing up a ...

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New Galilee M.B.C. Church Celebrates 66th Anniversary

                                  Our church was organized in the home of our founding Pastor, the Reverend Nathan Shorter on October 28, 1948.  The first church was located in the storefront at the corner of Halsted and Orchard Streets in Chicago, Illinois.  The church was called “Southern Baptist.” When we moved to 1726 N ...

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Jesus Who? Jesus Why?

By: James Washington Special To The NNPA From The Dallas Weekly For someone who grew up when and how I did, the question of Jesus continues to mystify many of my so called and some real friends, when it comes to my recognized newest super hero. If you allow yourself to view Christianity as some kind of sanitized version of European colonialism, then it is no wonder that many regard this version of religion ...

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Ask Dr. Cheryl – Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

By: DR. Cheryl Whitaker Columnist Question: Dr. Cheryl, one of my family members is having a hard time. He used to have a lot of energy and did well at his job. But he began to have mood swings. He would be really happy and then be so sad he couldn’t get out of bed. It’s been so bad that he lost his job, and is now homeless. I saw him recently, and he was talking about seeing things, and hearing voices. I’m ...

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Chicago’s Hip Hop Community Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many survivors, friends and family members of those that have lost the battle with the terrible disease have built a global alliance to educate and to decrease deaths. Few in the Hip Hop community would’ve thought that a young, male artist from their circle would be going through the same ordeal as so many others have suffered. Antwone Muhammad brought ...

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Young, Black & Gifted

By: Dani Jackson Article And Photos             Miss Black Illinois USA Scholarship Pageant Last weekend, contestant Destiny Lee was crowned Miss Black Illinois USA 2015 and Zoie Horton was crowned Miss Black Talented Teen 2015. The competition was steep, with 4 teen contestants and 12 adult contestants competing for the opportunity to represent Illinois. Lee, who was Miss Blac ...

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