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FILM REVIEW: Mad Max: Fury Road

BY: KAM WILLIAMS Mad Max: Fury Road Road Warrior Rises to the Occasion in Relentlessly-Harrowing Reboot of Sci-Fi Franchise Fury Road reboots the legendary Mad Max franchise which has been sitting dormant for several decades. This fourth installment was again produced, written and directed by Oscar-winner George Miller (for Happy Feet) who tapped Tom Hardy to replace disgraced Mel Gibson in the title role a ...

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Car Review: 2015 Kia K900

By Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist Car Review: 2015 Kia K900 Eyebrows raised when Kia announced a little more than one year ago the development of the K900. After all, the Korean automaker had just introduced the Cadenza sedan about a year earlier. So why come to market with a full-size luxury sedan that seemed to be out of whack with the automaker’s overall product line? At the time, Kia executives said ...

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Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop Ignoring occasional jeering comments from guns rights advocates lining the sidewalk holding signs, Mothers Against Guns and their supporters remained grimly silent as they waged a protest demonstration Saturday May 9th in front of Chuck’s gun shop in Riverdale, IL. Photo by John L. Alexander.   As a special Mother’s Day ...

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Kenwood Oakland Community Organization Celebrates 50 Years of Successful Neighborhood Revitalization

                    By:Naimah Latif Staff Writer Kenwood Oakland Community Organization Celebrates 50 Years of Successful Neighborhood Revitalization   KOCO Parent Organizer Jeanette Taylor-Ramaan give the Call To Action to attendees at the 50 Year celebration held Saturday at Kennicott Park. The Kenwood Oakland Community is home to some of the City of ...

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Thousands Turn Out Hoping For A Part In Spike Lee’s Film Chiraq

Thousands Turn Out Hoping For A Part In Spike Lee’s Film Chiraq Many aspiring actors and actresses came out for the open casting call for extras in the upcoming Spike Lee film "Chiraq", wrapping a line around the St. Sabina Church, as thousands came to register with 4 Star Casting. Although the publicly announced starting time was10:00am Saturday morning, many gathered outside St. Sabina church on 78th and ...

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Congratulations Dr. West!

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer     Congratulations Dr. West! Recently Chicago’s very own Mr. Kanye West, or should I respectfully say,  Dr. Kanye West, addressed students and staff after receiving his Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts. Mr. West was honored for his many accomplishments in, music, fashion design, and film. Some things come full circle, as the self proclaimed “College Dropout” ...

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Wala Cam TV Spotlight – Queen Mariaha

Wala Cam TV Spotlight - Queen Mariaha When I think of the certain types of characteristics an individual needs to have in order to become a star; passion, resiliency, discipline and raw talent all come to mind. Characteristics Mariaha Johnson “Queen Mariaha” has shown while taking center stage on Wala Cam TV. Ever since showcasing her talent to the world at the WarZone on Wala Cam TV, Mariaha Johnson “Queen ...

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WE DAY 2015

WE DAY 2015 WE Day is always a good time, but this was definitely something special. It was the first EVER We Day in Illinois with more than 15,000 students from across the state who filled the Allstate Arena! Joining these game-changers were local youth who are making a difference in the Chicago area, incredible speakers with strong motivational messages, and stand-out performers that had us dancing in our ...

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Dorval Carter Becomes First African American CTA President

Dorval Carter Becomes First African American CTA President Dorval Carter Jr. (at podium), has been named president of the Chicago Transit Authority by Mayor Emanuel, replacing former CTA president Forrest Claypool who was recently named the Mayor’s chief of staff. CTA Chairman Terry Peterson (far left) and First Congressional District Congressman Bobby Rush (second from right) congratulate Carter on his new ...

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Jobs Nightmare in Baltimore ’Hood

By: Julianne Malveaux NNPA COLUMNIST Jobs Nightmare in Baltimore ’Hood     What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?   Or fester like a sore – And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over – Like a syrupy sweet Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?    When Langston Hughes wrote of a dream deferred in his 1951 poem, “ ...

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