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Bitter Sweet Celebration For Hadiya Pendleton’s Graduating Class

    By CHARLES ROUGHY Staff Writer  Bitter Sweet Celebration For Hadiya Pendleton’s Graduating Class Officials of King College Prep placed an empty chair, decorated with a lavender cloth, purple ribbon and fresh flowers, the chair marked the spot where Hadiya Pendleton would have sat had she lived to attend her high school graduation Tuesday night. The chair was a commemorative gesture by school o ...

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War Between Apple v. Samsung

BY: HARRY C. ALFORD Columnist War Between Apple v. Samsung Beyond the Rhetoric   On the surface, the Apple/Samsung trial that recently concluded appears to be a minor win for Samsung in a long-running patent war. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit cut Samsung’s damages payment from $930 million to $548 million, a substantial reduction in penalty. The legal reasoning behind the court’s de ...

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Verizon’s “POTENTIAL OF US” Inspires Inner City Youth Artists

BY: NAIMAH LATIF STAFF WRITER Verizon’s “POTENTIAL OF US” Inspires Inner City Youth Artists   An excited audience Tweeted and Facebooked images of award winning R & B artist Melanie Fiona, rap artists KM and lyricist OMEN during a special concert sponsored by Verizon held at the Harold Washington Cultural Center on 47th and King Drive Friday evening May 29, 2015. The new technology coupled with cel ...

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Entourage – The Boys Are Back for a Bawdy, Big Screen Adventure

Entourage  The Boys Are Back for a Bawdy, Big Screen Adventure Film Review:By Kam Williams   Entourage - went off the air in 2011, after enjoying a phenomenal, eight-year run on the HBO Network, thanks to its refreshingly-authentic take on cutthroat world of Hollywood. That semi-autobiographical TV-series revolving around the irreverent alpha-male antics of a fictional movie star and his posse was insp ...

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Black Graduates Face a Tough Job Market

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Columnist  Black Graduates Face a Tough Job Market Things have improved from the depths of the Great Recession, but for young workers, it’s still going to be slow going.”   College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still face a tough climb. That climb will be especially difficult for Black college graduates ...

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CHIRAQ: More Than Just a Nickname, a Shameful and Tragic Reality for Many

CHIRAQ: More Than Just a Nickname,  a Shameful and Tragic Reality for Many For me, that is my reality. It is an irony that I would send a son to settle someone else’s freedom and lose my other son in a free country—it’s real...” - Brenda Mitchell   A new movie, second term for mayor and summer approaching has all eyes on Chicago’s politicians, police, people, and body count   On Monday, May 18, Rahm Emanuel ...

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Car Review: 2015 Lexus NX

Car Review: 2015 Lexus NX In the Lexus alphanumeric lexicon, any vehicle nameplate ending with a small “h” is a hybrid. Such was the case with the 2015 Lexus NX 300h. It looks like a rocket. The NX was Lexus’ small 5-door crossover and it had very aggressive styling. Beginning with the brand’s spindle grille, the exterior was comprised of sharply angled edges and creases. The NX had a raked windshield as we ...

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Balancing Your Life — Mentally, Physically and Spiritually

Balancing Your Life — Mentally, Physically and Spiritually This article is about our health mentally, physically and spiritually. The Bible says it is in 1 Corinthians: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” It’s that time of the year again; my third radio show anniversary is in June. This year, my health fair will b ...

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Blacks Least Likely to Get Business Loan from Banks

Blacks Least Likely to Get Business Loan from Banks Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo. Nearly half (47 percent) of Black-owned businesses operate in the South and the study found that 77 percent of Black business owners use personal cash to finance their businesses. Afri ...

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Obama Bans Distribution of Military-Grade Equipment to Local Police

Obama Bans Distribution of Military-Grade Equipment to Local Police President Obama this week announced steps to demilitarize local police, limiting and outright banning access to certain weapons. The President made the announcement in Camden, N.J., May 18 during remarks about the administration’s broader efforts on law enforcement reform. “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling ...

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