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Ella Fitzgerald – First black person to receive a grammy award

  Dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, fro ...

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WALA WORD – Marky McFly?

WRITTEN BY: TIFFANY LEBRON     Fresh off of his live rehearsal for the February 14th WalaCamTV 2015 Valentine’s day bash and his Empire debut on Fox TV, WalaCamTv  sat down with the Chicago rapper Marky McFly to discuss why he believes he is the next MC to take over the city. If you  have ever listened to tracks by Marky McFly, it’s obvious he’s not your ordinary Westside MC. Marky McFly’s unique ...

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Hyde Park Suzuki Institute

    Parents Can find hundreds of resources for their children at WWW.PARENTPOWERCHICAGO.ORG     The Hyde Park Suzuki Institute was founded in 1998 to bring the joy of music and the expression of its richness to children through the teaching methods of those who have proven through experience and research the exceptional learning ability of the young child.  Since then, the Institute has ...

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EARTH, WIND AND FIRE’S MUSIC MARKS MARKS AN ERA OF SOCIAL EVOLUTION

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Celebrating Chicago’s Black History   If ever one needed an argument for keeping the music program in High Schools, one need only to look at the phenomenal success of Earth, Wind and Fire, whose founding members got their start in High School.   “Hearts of fire creates love desire, Take you higher and higher to the world you belong. Hearts of fire creates love desire, ...

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Still our Champs – JRW stripped of title: Mean Spirited, Racially Motivated

BY: NAIMAH LTIF STAFF WRITER   St. Sabina Pastor Father Michael Pfleger, sporting his yellow Jackie Robinson West National Championship T- Shirt, denounced Little League International’s decision to strip the Jackie Robinson West (JRW) Little League Baseball Team of its National Championship title as “mean spirited.” He joined Rev. Jesse Jackson and other supporters at a press conference at the Rainbow ...

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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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Bobbi Kristina Brown Hospitalized

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer   Singer Bobby Brown issued a statement Sunday confirming the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, his daughter with the late superstar Whitney Houston, after she was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a bathtub at her Georgia home. “The report that Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken to the hospital in Atlanta, Georgia is accurate,” read a statement from ...

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Financial Shackles Still in Place

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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