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‘Choked Out’

By Ron Busby, Sr. Contributing Writer     This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ accounts to go by, we were left mercilessly at the Hands of Lady Justice. But the WHOLE WORLD saw a gang of New York’s police force literally choke the life from Eric Garner. And again, Lady Justice turned a blind e ...

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Ramsey Lewis Celebrates with Parent Power Chicago

OakDale Christian Academy Choir Oh, Happy Day!” sang out the Oakdale Christian Academy Choir from the University of Illinois stage Tuesday evening December 16th.  And an enthusiastic audience echoed back, “Oh, Happy Day!” It was indeed a happy day for the families involved in Parent Power Chicago to watch their children expressing creative excellence, despite major school closings and large cuts in school p ...

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Ladies of Distinction Gives Back to Community

                Top Ladies Of Distinction, Inc., Midway Chicago Chapter, recently donated generously to the Ronald McDonald House at 5257 S. Prairie, bringing paper towels, cereal, plastic bags and other needed household items for families who reside at the house while their children undergo treatment at the University of Chicago Hospital. Members from left to right a ...

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Holiday Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory (word of mouth)

Garfield Park Conservatory: Showhouse 300 North Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60624 Saturday November 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM; Wed:9:00AM- 8:00PM Be a part of Chicago history and visit the 2014 Holiday Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your camera, this is a flower show you will remember. We are proud to present “Silver ...

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A Perverted View of Black on Black Crime

By: George Curry             In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that Blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After responding yes, he added: “But I think just as much if no ...

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MWRD unveils new Leland Elementary schoolyard

After more than a year of community planning and several months of construction, Leland Elementary School’s brand new schoolyard was recently dedicated  . Located at 512 S. Lavergne Ave., Chicago, the new grounds are part of a pilot initiative, Space to Grow: Greening Chicago Schoolyards, co-managed by Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands and funded by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greate ...

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Fathers Who Cares hosts community dinner at Leland Elementary School

  On Monday November 20, 2014 the organization Fathers Who Care hosted the Fathers and Families Thanksgiving dinner at Leland Elementary School. The event was free to all to enjoy a prepared dinner.The event was held simply to let the community know how much they care. The event was well attended by many community stakeholders such as State Representative LaShawn Ford, 29th Ward Alderman Deborah Graham ...

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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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CHA Now Accepting Applications

CHA Now Accepting Applications Deadline Monday, November 24, 2014 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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