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The Religion Corner: The Dream Marches On

This is a critical time when we all must take a look back at how things “used to be.” On March 7, 1965, state troopers attacked peaceful marchers who were crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, en route to the capitol in Montgomery. On March 7, 2015, the world watched an African-American U.S. president, Barack Obama, speak during the 50th anniversary of Selma at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where ...

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An Unparalleled Act of Love

Nadirah Muhammad and A’ja Booth embrace three days after operation. A mask was worn because A’ja’s immune system was still low.     An Unparalleled Act  of Love She saved my life’ ...In an amazing act of love and courage,  A’ja Booth holding a copy of her unpublished book  “A New Beginning.” a Muslim teacher donates a kidney to a Christian student Eighteen-year-old A’ja Booth suffered from nephrotic sy ...

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Celebrities Support New Film

  Celebrities Support New Film ‘The Rhythm and The Blues’ Nearly 100 top influencers gathered along with local Chicago celebrities to support Chicago’s newest film “The Rhythm and the Blues.” The film, which is set to shoot in the next couple of months, is set in the 1960’s and 70’s, and based on a true story of a Mississippi born family of blues musicians trying to make it in the Windy City.  Socialit ...

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Women: Stop Condoning Hate Crimes Against Women!

Women: Stop Condoning Hate Crimes Against Women! “It’s terrible that she was raped...but what was she wearing?”   I stared in shock at my longtime friend, someone I knew to be an intelligent, progressive champion of the oppressed. When a man makes such an accusatory statement about a victim of sexual assault, it makes my blood boil and I can hardly hold myself back from screaming accusations of “misogynist! ...

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What is Your Obesity Costing You?

What is Your Obesity Costing You? Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing on almost every level, says Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who specializes in treating patients with obesity and associated chronic disease ...

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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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