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So you’re Pregnant… Now What? (Tips from a Teen Mom)

                            Keiara Peeple is a 19 year old high school senior at Ombudsman Chicago’s West Side Options School.     I was 16 years old in 2012 when I found out I was pregnant. I had just moved across the country to live with my mother and had been feeling under the weather for a few weeks – hot, dizzy and nauseous. My ...

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PASTOR IRA ACREE, CONGREGATION HOLD SPECIAL PRAYER SERVICE AND PEACEFUL PROTEST

              Rev. Acree and congregation stand in front of Greater St. John Bible Church to protest against the injustice of blacks. Photo by John Alexander Anti-violence activist Rev. Ira Acree and the Greater St. John Bible Church are gearing up to express their support and solidarity for the grieving families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown by holding a special prayer ...

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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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10th annual tree lighting celebration

Austin Chamber of Commerce and the 15th District Chicago Police Department held the 10th Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting celebration Thursday, December 4, 2014. The parade kicked off at Madison and Cicero and ended at 5700 W. Madison the 15th District Police Station. The theme this year was “The Ball is in Your Court to Make Your Community Great!               ...

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Westside College Student Opens V103 r&B and Old school music fest

WEST SIDE COLLEGE STUDENT OPENS V103  R&B OLD SCHOOL MUSIC FEST                 This past Saturday Bernard Lilly Jr, a 2014 graduate of Providence St. Mel  School opened up for the V103 R&B and old school Jam. The concert included performances from Mint Condition, Kieth Sweat, and the legendary Isley Brothers. The Windy City Word caught up with Bernard after t ...

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Rev. Jackson: Grand Jury’s Decision Follows Historic Pattern of Injustice

By:Naimah Latif Contributing Columnist Jesse Jackson speaks at a recent press conference about the Grand Jury's decision in the  case. Standing with Rev. Jackson (L to R) Rev. Acree, Rev. Wilson and Rev. Hatch Photo By: John Alexander “Tonight is a sad commentary on the historical pattern of an unarmed black teen shot and killed and it is seen as justifiable homicide,” stated Rev. Jesse Jackson Tuesday even ...

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Chicago Set to Raise Minimum Wage to 13$

Chicago is one of the cities around the country that is attempting to bypass the state legislature and get a grip on this hot button political issue on its own. Earlier this year other cities such as Seattle voted to phase in a $15-per-hour wage. Portland, Maine, and Louisville are also reviewing the minimum wage issue. Some business owners and Republicans feel that raising the minimum wage will lead to job ...

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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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Blacks Outraged – by Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

By:George Curry NNPA COLUMNIST             Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown and burning tempers and flames had subsided,  African American leaders were still expressing their disappointment in a criminal justice syst ...

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Loretta Lynch Nominated as Next U.S. Attorney General

Political Spotlight       Special to NNPA The New York Amsterdam News President Barack Obama nominates U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General replacing Eric Holder. The announcement was made at the White House on Saturday. In his remarks, the President said Lynch was more than qualified for the job. “Throughout her 30-year career, she has distinguished herself as tough, as fair, ...

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