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Living Legends Brings Gospel Explosion

by Naimah Latif Contributing Writer Photos by: John L. Alexander           Nelson Larkins, Host                     Joe Ligon of The Mighty Clouds of Joy               Joe Login and The Mighty Clouds of Joy               Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs Audiences ...

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Chicago City Council Honors JRW Team at City Hall

by: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer               On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council began their meeting by honoring the Jackie Robinson West baseball team and their United States championship win in the Little League World series tournament. As the first full aldermanic meeting took place since a short August break, key public officials made sure to display their words o ...

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Pfleger, Auburn-Gresham community celebrate peace at annual 79th Street Renaissance Fest

    Saturday’s ninth 79th Street Renaissance Festival, sponsored by the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation and the Faith Community of Saint Sabina, was more like a church service as thousands of people, including grannies and gang members, shouted, sang with some even playing the tambourine.—a scene Father Michael L. Pfleger called “the real deal.” “It was a day of nothing but positive ...

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Community and Religious Leaders: Pray for Peace

by Naimah Latif Contributing Writer             Photo by: Pamela Jones Last Friday during lunchtime, a cross section of community leaders and activists gathered under the Picasso on Daley Plaza to address issues of violence. Through collective prayer, music, and motivational speeches, they sought to stir up a spirit of action among the lunchtime crowd. Pastor John Hannah and Pa ...

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New Greater True Light

New Greater True Light Pastor Whitehead (New Greater Exodus M.B.C. & 1st Lady Linda), Pastor Robert Lockett & 1st Lady Elizabeth, Minister Manual Douglas, Pastor Pitts (St. James Cathedral Industrial M.B.C. & 1ST Lady Chandra)               Pastor Robert Lockett & 1st Lady Elizabeth                  Guest Speaker Past ...

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7 Secrets of Personal Significance:

...That people need and wish others knew they needed them by REv. Manson B. Johnson Specialist to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times Bible Fact: Knowingly or unknowingly human beings seek daily in different ways and in different measures to find the paradise man once had with God in the beginning. The Big Idea: People who are aware of the common personal significance needs (PSN) enable them to achieve ...

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Vote to Change: Ferguson & American

Vote to Change: Ferguson & American By Carl D. West Contributing Columnist   The murder of the young man in Ferguson, MO. was horrible and the alleged killer should be dealt with swiftly and harshly. This, everyone can agree upon, primarily the citizens of Ferguson. They’ve been delivered a heavy burden; to deal with the murder and the aftermath of its consequences all while trying to deal with how ...

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There is Hope for OUR CHICAGO YOUTH

By Jaimie McKinley Youth Contributing Writer                   Photo by Vincent Walker   “The future of Black people is really in the hands of these dynamic powerful black youth and all they need is the right guidance”, Louis Farrakhan stated. Moreover, everybody can’t talk and don’t have the ability to put the power into effect, so it really starts with our ...

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Commissioner Announces Engagement

                Commissioner Keri Steele and Maze Jackson   Former Justice John Steele and his wife announced the engagement of their daughter, Commissioner Keri Steele of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to Maze Jackson. Steele was elected November 6, 2012 to her first term as a Commissioner. Steele is a Chemist, an Environmentalist ...

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Little Black Pearl Celebrates 20 Years:

                        Little Black Pearl Celebrates 20 Years: Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson, Rachelle Ferrell, Nona Hendryx, Leela James, Liz Wright Performs at Pearl Fest Chicago Little Black Pearl celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the organization’s annual outdoor Pearl Fest which was held this past weekend at 31st Street Beach.  Featuring ...

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