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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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In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race

In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race Being poor can have a bigger impact on your health than your race, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute. “Income is a driving force behind the striking health disparities that many minorities experience,” stated a recent report by the Urban Institute, a research group originally founded in 1968 to study the programs associated with the War on Pov ...

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Students Inspire Adults With Historic Speeches

By:Naimah Latif Staff Writer Students Inspire Adults With Historic Speeches   Judge Stanley Hill (front, center) sits with all the Chicago participants in the PUSH for Excellence Inspirational Speech Awards held Saturday April 25, 2015 at the Rainbow PUSH National Headquarters. Students from grades 1 through 12 were awarded prizes for memorizing and presenting profound speeches from historic and curren ...

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Vice President Biden Urges U of I Students To Speak Out Against Campus Sexual Assault

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Vice President Biden Urges U of I Students To Speak Out Against Campus Sexual Assault Vice President Joe Biden is presented an “Its On Us” T Shirt by students after his address on the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana campus. It’s On Us is a national campaign initiated by President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden which aims to end sexual assault on college campuses ...

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