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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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With ‘No More Campaigns to Run,’ Obama Refuses to Back Down

By: George Curry NNPA COLUMNIST                     The strongest line in President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night was adlibbed. When he said toward the end of his one-hour speech, “I have no more campaigns to run,” Republicans laughed. He quickly shot back, “I know because I won both of them.” That brief exchange tells us what we can expec ...

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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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