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Entering Stage Wright!

Entering Stage Wright!                                 Critically-acclaimed Jeffrey Wright continually pushes the boundaries of his craft with inspiring and celebrated performances in an illustrious career that has spanned the worlds of theatre, film and television. On the big screen, Wright was most recently seen in Jim Jarmusc ...

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The Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.  These awards recognize individual volunteers to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the State of Illinois. For profit businesses that support service will also be recognized. Individual awards will be presented to one youth (18 ...

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Who We Be The Colorization of America

“Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the United States has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shift in its history, what can be called the colorization of America… How do Americans see race now? After eras framed by words like ‘multicultural’ and ‘post-racial,’ do we see each other any more clearly? From the drea ...

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Celebrity Choreographer Spreads Her Message: Let It Go

                          Who doesn’t love to dance? Dancing is a release of the mind, body and soul in all parts of the world and has influenced generations through their embodiment of transformation and growth. There are no boundaries or limitations; dance doesn’t discriminate nor choose a particular group- it goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with our lo ...

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Doping Shadow Falls on Popular Kenyan Running Star

                    (GIN) — A defiant Rita Jeptoo is rejecting claims by her estranged husband that she enhanced her spectacular winning running times in the Boston and Chicago marathons with a blood booster. “I feel very bad for what has happened to Rita, but I saw it coming,” said ex-husband Noah Busienei, who stated that he believes Jeptoo began doping in ...

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Please and Thank You Power

Please and Thank You Power By: James Washington Special To The NNPA From The Dallas Weekly   Have you ever thought about just thanking God for being God? I mean I know at times, I must get on His last nerve and it’s just nice to know that He forgives. One of the truths that I’ve referenced before is that Jesus’ frustration with the apostles sometimes took on a whiff of righteous indignation. After all, ...

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Discrimination in Car Dealer Financing

By: Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist A diverse group of civil rights leaders representing Blacks, Latinos and Asian-Pacific Islanders have joined forces to call for major changes in auto dealer compensation. Together, the organizations are calling for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to use its rule-making authority to stop dealer markups on auto interest rates that in 2009 cost consumers $25. ...

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Mr. Fletcher: The Passing of a Retail Pioneer

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer   The music world has lost another major pioneer in the music and entertainment business; this time a man who has helped shaped the retail business in Chicago and influence how music is sold today. Ester Fletcher, known to many in the industry as ‘Mr. Fletcher’ or ‘Fletch’, the owner of the longest running Black owned One Stop music business in the country has died. Bas ...

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Cosby: His Life and Times – by Mark Whitaker

By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist           “[Bill] Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic, largely absent father and a loving but overworked mother… After dropping out of high school, Cosby turned his life around by joining the navy, talking his way into college, and seizing his first break as a stand-up comedian. Published on the 30th anniv ...

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CHA Now Accepting Applications

CHA Now Accepting Applications Deadline Monday, November 24, 2014 www.chawaitlist.org The Chicago Housing Authority has opened its waiting lists to new applicants, and for the first time, Chicagoans can apply for three wait list lotteries using one online registration form. CHA officials expect more than 250,000 Chicagoans to apply for spots on the three waiting list: one for public housing, another for hou ...

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