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By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist       As the annual, month-long Black History observance begins, now is a timely moment to reflect on the journey that previous generations of Blacks have trod in the continuing quest for total freedom and equality. From 1865’s Emancipation Proclamation, to 1954’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and 1965’s voting rights legislatio ...

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Black Girls Should Matter,Too

By George Curry NNPA Columnist     Kimberlé Crenshaw says Black women and girls are overlooked..   Black girls are disproportionately suffering from punitive school disciplinary policies and actions yet society fails to take note of their plight the way attention is focused on Black males who get trapped in the school-to-prison pipeline, according to a report by the African American Policy Forum, ...

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WALA WORD – Princess Baby Doll

WALA WORD - Princess Baby Doll   Those not familiar with with “Princess Baby Doll” need to take 5 minutes and Google her to see why this young lady has the internet going crazy! This beautiful energetic young lady’s dynamic personality is matched with as much talent as Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Jade Pinkett Smith wrapped in one body.   As I prepare myself to walk into the room, I had to remind myse ...

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Parent Power Chicago Resource Spotlight – Blue 1647 Technology Innovation Center

Parent Power chicago Resource Spotlight   BLUE1647 is an entrepreneurship and technology innovation center focused on professional development (through classes and workshops), workforce development (through internships), business acceleration, and economic development in technology and 21st century skills. As a beacon of resource through physical space and curated programming, BLUE1647 provides impactf ...

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Drug Kingpin Twins sentenced to only 14 years

Charles Roughy Staff Writer   Pedro Flores            Margarito Flores       The Flores brothers rose to the top of the cartel world, making millions and millions supplying tons of drugs to cities across America. This week federal prosecutors asked for reduced sentences for Pedro and Margarito Flores, who were both sentenced to 14 years. According to the feds the twins  cooperation led to the prosecuti ...

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Ernie “Mr. CUb” Banks, hall of fame legend

By: Charles Roughy STAFF WRITER     Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks, who was known for his love of the Cubs as well as his love of basball, has died, according to a family attorney. The announcement of “Mr. Cub’s” death was made Friday evening by family Attorny Mark Bogen. Banks was known as “Mr. Cub” since the Chicago Cubs was the only major league ball club he played f ...

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WALA WORD – DJ NATE

WALACAM TV SPOTLIGHT   DJ Nate, born Nathan Clark, is a rap artist and music producer from  the westside of Chicago. He is well known within Chicago for his Footwork Tracks which are instrumental tracks in the genre known as “Juke”,which is made for Footworking, or Juke dancing. The Juke sound has its roots in Chicago House, Ghettotech, Booty House and is recognizably a manic sped up hybrid. Footwork t ...

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Daniels Builds a TV “Empire”

  Lee Daniels Interview with Kam By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist   After directing and/or producing such successful feature films as The Butler, Monster’s Ball [for which Halle Berry won an Academy Award], and Precious [for which Mo’Nique won hers], two-time Oscar-nominee Lee Daniels [for Precious] has set his sights on TV for the first time. Here, he talks about directing the new nightti ...

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Merit School of Music

  MISSION: Merit School of Music transforms the lives of Chicago-area youth by providing the highest quality music education – with a focus on underserved communities – inspiring young people to achieve their full musical and personal potential.   MERIT’S HISTORY: Alice Pfaelzer and Emma Endres-Kountz founded Merit School of Music in 1979 in response to the elimination of music education from Chic ...

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Sagging Pants of Today Could Hurry Hip Replacements of Tomorrow

By: Sandra Jordan Special to the NNPA: The St. Louis American     Some of the same activities and behaviors that can cause disease can cause health problems in your bones, joints and your neuromuscular system. “For every one pound of weight that you gain, you put three pounds of pressure on your knees; so the opposite of that is, for every pound that you lose, you take three pounds of pressure off ...

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