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FATS DOMINO Throughout his career until this present day, Fats Domino can only be considered a bonafide rhythm-and-blues superstar. Fats Domino became one of the very first rock-and-roll musicians to define the “New Orleans sound.” Antoine Fats Jr, also known as  “Fats Domino” was born February 26, 1928, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He began performing in clubs in his teenage years. His first recording, “The ...

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Muslim Lives Matter, Too

By: Bill Fletcher NNPA COLUMNIST   Within days of the murders of three Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C., a crazed gunman shot several people in Copenhagen, allegedly targeting an illustrator who caricaturized the Prophet Muhammad. One could not have contrasted the media’s response more starkly. In the case of the Chapel Hill killings, it took a near Twitter uprising to gain the attention of the mainstream ...

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Emanuel vs Garcia Run-Off April 7th

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Emanuel vs Garcia Run-Off April 7th Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Face  Jesus “Chuy” Garcia In An April Run-off Election Despite the frigid, below-freezing temperatures, on Election Day incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his four challengers, Bob Fioretti, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, William “Dock” Walls and Dr. Willie Wilson, all hit the ground running, doing radio interviews, phone canvassing ...

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The Anti-Cruelty Society – Resource Spotlight

    The Anti-Cruelty Society has been on the forefront of animal welfare and humane education ever since it was founded in 1899. Their extensive history is proof of the importance of their  work, and also serves as a reminder of the many things that the organization has accomplished over the years. Their mission is to build a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. The Anti-Cruel ...

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Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts

Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group. The report titled, “Incarceration’s Front Door: The Mi ...

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Carrying the Burden of History – Prince Hall, First Black Abolitionist

Carrying the Burden of History - Prince Hall, First Black Abolitionist  In observance of Black History Month, I believe it is important to highlight some of those long lasting institutions and entities that have continued to serve the empowerment interests of Black America for over the past 200 years. Too often some of us forget too quickly about the historical groups and social bridges that have helped to ...

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Former Chicago Bears player son dies of Brain Cancer

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer   AJ PETERSON AJ Peterson, the son of Former  Chicago Bears player Adrian Peterson has lost his battle with cancer. He tweeted, #Ajsoars is in Heaven, where he belongs... #ajsoar #P3 #MyFirstSuperHero In June, AJ was first diagnosed with a tumor. His football star father was devastated. “Its no comparison. I can stiff arm those and If someone tackled me one week I can go ...

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Ald. JoAnn Thompson dies at 58 years young

  Ald. JoAnn Thompson dies at 58 years young Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th), who represented parts of the Englewood and Gage Park neighborhoods, has died of heart failure. Thompson is survived by three children and four grandchildren. According to Thompson’s office,The young Politician died Monday night. She’d been hospitalized for several weeks due to health issues. Alderman Thompson was 58 years young. A ...

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Illinois Residents Face Deadline for 2015 Health Coverage Enrollment

Get Covered Illinois Hosting Final Weekend Enrollment Events and Extending Hours across the State to Provide Free Help from Trained Professionals Before it’s Too Late   The clock is ticking to sign up for health coverage on the Marketplace and avoid a minimum fine of $325 or more. More than 850,000 Illinoisans have enrolled in quality health coverage through the Marketplace and expanded Medicaid throug ...

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Chicago Women Take Action With Mayoral Candidates’ Forum

By Naimah Latif Contributing Writer The five Chicago Mayoral candidates that will appear on the February 24, 2015 Election Ballot spoke to a packed house in a forum held at the Chicago Temple Building, 77 West Washington, Saturday, January 24, from 2pm to 5pm. Sponsored by the Chicago Women Take Action Alliance (CWTA) the forum allowed each candidate to speak separately and answer a list of questions on top ...

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