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Black History Month Salute – Keeping the Dream Alive

By: Lyndia Grant Special to The NNPA From The Washington Informer Black History Month Salute - Keeping the Dream Alive “Energy Flows Where Attention Goes!” — Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, D.D.       This week, for Black History Month, it is my pleasure to introduce a “Son of Ward 8” – Curtis L. Etherly Jr., director of Government Affairs and International Stakeholder Relations, The Coca-Cola Company.  Curtis, ...

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YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network

BY: MICHAEL TROUT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network PARENTS CAN FIND HUNDREDS OF RESOURCES FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT WWW.PARENTPOWERCHICAGO.COM YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network YMEN’s Founder and Executive Director, Michael Trout, is a graduate of Wheaton College who moved into the North Lawndale community with his wife in August, 1992. After serving four years with the Lawndale Chri ...

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Peace Corner Youth Center in the Austin Community an Open House for the Community

A youth facility that has been on the Westside of Chicago for years is growing and continuing to progress their services offered to the community.  The Peace Corner Youth Center, 5022 W. Madison, held an open house, Saturday June 15 to show the community their facility and to inform them on their current and future program available to youth. The open house started at 3:00 p.m. and while snacks were offered ...

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Comcast, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Civic And Community Leaders Kick Off Year Two Of the internet Essentials Program

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Comcast Executive Vice President, David L. Cohen, and civic and community leaders announced Wednesday, August 15, 2012 year two of Internet Essentials, an ambitious and comprehensive broadband adoption program designed to help close the digital divide among low-income Americans. In its first full year of availability, nearly 100,000 families, or 400,000 Americans, gained access t ...

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We Need A Movement

The women’s Council of Community Intercession established by 5th Senate District Democratic candidate Dr. Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins, held its first meeting Monday, July 10, 2012 at Wallace Catfish Corner. The citywide group of women rallying around the need for bold and immediate action regarding the issue of public safety, human rights and self-determination. Dr. Watkins declared that we need a Movement. T ...

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WORD OF MOUTH

Chicago VA to host resources fair for Veterans Veterans are invited to attend a resources and services fair at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Jesse Brown Medical Center at 820 S. Damen Ave. in Chicago on May 15. VA staff will partner with other federal, state and local officials to provide information about services available to Veterans, including: VA health care, employment assistance, housing a ...

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Scrap Companies Make Profits From Community Theft

  In a recent meeting at the South Austin Coalition Community Council, seniors reported being the latest victims of scavengers.  These seniors reported that they face thousands of dollars in costs to replace the chain link and iron fencing that secured their property.  They were outraged at both the scavengers and the metal scrapping companies that pay for obvious stolen property.  “Something has to be ...

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