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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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New Mentoring Program in Austin – “COLLEGE MENTORING EXPERIENCE”

Founder and Executive Director, Bernard Lilly sharing a moment with a teen participant of the College Mentoring Experience event.   On Saturday January 3, 2015, The College Mentoring Experience, Inc. (CME) hosted their first Mentor match-up event at By the Hand Club located at 415 N. Laramie Chicago, IL. The College Mentoring Experience, Inc is a new mentoring program that was founded in the Austin area by ...

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Hell and Back: Black Chef Crowned ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Winner

Chef La Tasha McCutchen performed well throughout Season 13 on Fox Network’s “Hell’s Kitchen.” So when she was selected from four chefs to face emotional chef Bryant Gallaher in the final two, she knew she could win. “Honestly, I was hoping the pressure would get to him,” McCutchen said. “I am cool, calm and collected and I was hoping he would shoot himself in the foot.” In the end, McCutchen, who has been ...

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‘Friends’ Desert Bill Cosby when he Needs them Most

  “Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional. I have worked with some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, and business. So, let’s deconstruct this media frenzy engulfing the man who was once America’s ...

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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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