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Yes, Marching Still Makes a Difference

By: Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict White police officers for killing unarmed African Americans. As always, there are detractors who argue that civil rights ...

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A Perverted View of Black on Black Crime

By: George Curry             In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that Blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After responding yes, he added: “But I think just as much if no ...

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Judge Marianne Jackson appointed to 7th Subcircuit

By: Amanda Ward Staff Writer                                                 Judge Jackson served as an associate judge from 1997 until 2014. She ran for election to the Cook County 7th Subcircuit in 2014 but was defeated in the primary. Many of the Judge Jackson supporters (Team Jackson) ...

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GM’s Boler-Davis Awarded 2014 ( Technology of the Year )

GM’s Boler-Davis Awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year                         Alicia Boler-Davis (Senior Vp Global) & John Quattrone (Senior Vp Ghr) A General Motors executive who said she was once discouraged by a teacher from pursuing an engineering career received the 2014 Technologist of the Year award from Women of Color magazine. Alicia ...

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Mary J. Blige:

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer I remember when I heard the first Mary J. Blige song – “You Remind Me” off of the ‘Strictly Business’ movie soundtrack. We were treated to a taste of the young singer’s voice before her debut CD, ‘What’s the 411’ was released on Andre Harrell’s Uptown Record label. Everyone wanted to know who had that raw, soulful voice on that track. A different type of voice over smooth me ...

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Governor Elect Bruce Rauner

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer Bruce Rauner is Governor of the State of Illinois after defeating incumbent, Governor Pat Quinn in Tuesday’s Midterm Elections. After 52% of the voter calculation, media outlets declared the Republican candidate the winner.      Because of the shortage of polling judges available due to an anonymous robocalls scaring at least 2,000 election judges from showing up a ...

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Some Black Voters Still Focused on “Bread and Butter” Issues

              Despite outrage over killings by police, concern about Ebola, and U. S. troops now fighting ISIS in the Middle East, it appears that so-called “bread and butter issues” – the economy, education and jobs – are still very much on the minds of voters heading to the polls across the nation through Nov. 4. “I think the inequality in the way the wealth in this coun ...

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State Rep. Art Turner Sponsors Creative Artists Town Hall

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer                                       The West Side of Chicago best known for its radical movement in politics, the inception of the Conservative Vice Lords and the street influenced style of Hip Hop music. Artists such as Da Brat, the first female Hip Hop artist to go platinum wit ...

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Congressman Danny K. Davis: Ex-Offenders Can Vote

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer             Just recently Congressman Danny K. Davis hosted a press conference on the West Side at the Sankofa Cultural Arts and Business Center to bring awareness of voting rights for ex-offenders and inmates that are currently incarcerated. Joining him was a group of key community organizations including TASC, Men and Women Prison Ministries a ...

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Parents Show Power in Numbers – 15,000 parents and students attend first-ever citywide school fair

          ParentPowerChicago helps parents find the right fit for their children Nearly 15,000 parents and students are now better equipped to choose a school that is the best fit for them, following ParentPowerChicago’s historic Chicago School Fair at McCormick Place this past weekend. The two-day fair, created by an organization that is dedicated to supporting parents, brought tog ...

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