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Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper   Through advancements in medical science, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases, like polio that once injured or killed millions of children, are no longer common in the U.S. The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases n ...

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Comedy Central Kevin Hart presents: Lil Rel RelEvent

Comedy Central Kevin Hart presents: Lil Rel  RelEvent It’s not everyday a kid from the westside of Chicago becomes the phenomenon he sets out to be. Family, faith and discipline played a major role in his success says Comedian Milton “Lil Rel” Howery.  After his recent accomplishments, all of the hard work has truly prepared him for what’s to come. He has shared the stage with many comedy greats, and always ...

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A Young Sister ‘Hashtagged’ Me Out of My Silo

                By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When a colleague dropped the line, “You can’t hashtag your way to freedom,” I loved it! I laughed out loud, and promised that I’d not borrow the line, but steal it because I was so enamored of it. I’ve used it quite a few times since then, and gotten my share of grins and guffaws. So I used it again and again, always ...

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The State of On-Screen Diversity

                By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist The State of On-Screen Diversity “She was never able, after her education in the movies, to look at a face and not assign it some category in the scale of absolute beauty, and the scale was one she absorbed in full from the silver screen.” – Toni Morrison, “The Bluest Eye,” 1970 From our television sets in our living ro ...

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Questions About CPS $20 Mil Contract

By Hermene Hartman www.ndigo.com How did it happen? How did Chicago Public Schools let a no-bid $20.5 million contract go to the SUPES Training Program in the first place? What’s not being said here? What was SUPES teaching to the principals, who mostly already have postgraduate degrees? Why aren’t management courses in the graduate educational curriculum in the first place? Chicago’s richest elite supports ...

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Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp

Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Less than a year after her death, Maya Angelou has been further immortalized on a U.S. Postal Service commemorative Forever Stamp. An all-star assembly gathered to witness the first-day-of-issue stamp unveiling ceremony, held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The at-capacity audience included First Lad ...

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Car Review – 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV

By Frank S. Washington Contributing Writer  Car Review - 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV   The seats in our 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV were a little firm. But there was plenty of head room and the leg room was sufficient. We felt confident that two adults would be comfortable but three would be squeezed. That was our observation about the third row seats of the Cadillac Escalade ESV. It only got better as w ...

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Gospel Legend Andrae Crouch Passes at 72

              Gospel legend Andrae Crouch has died, according to reports. Credited as “the father of modern gospel music,” his career spanned over 50 years. He was 72. Crouch died Thursday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in California almost a week after he was hospitalized for a heart attack. In December he was hospitalized for pneumonia and congestive heart failure ...

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Straight from the – “Hart”

                Kevin Hart might be the hardest working man in Hollywood. Just last year, he starred in a trio of feature films: Ride Along, About Last Night and Think like a Man Too, and enjoyed supporting roles in Top Five and School Dance, too. Meanwhile, he has his hit TV show, Real Husbands of Hollywood, for which he won the NAACP Image Award in the Best Actor in ...

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New Mentoring Program in Austin – “COLLEGE MENTORING EXPERIENCE”

Founder and Executive Director, Bernard Lilly sharing a moment with a teen participant of the College Mentoring Experience event.   On Saturday January 3, 2015, The College Mentoring Experience, Inc. (CME) hosted their first Mentor match-up event at By the Hand Club located at 415 N. Laramie Chicago, IL. The College Mentoring Experience, Inc is a new mentoring program that was founded in the Austin area by ...

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