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The Cry of Jet Magazine

Posted May 28, 2014 by Hermene Hartman

As of next week, there will be no more Jet Magazine, that pint-sized publication that’s been a weekly best friend to the Black community since 1951. For there to no longer be a Jet is a watershed moment in contemporary African-American history.  There’s always been a Jet; for all African-Americans except senior citizens, there’s never […]

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Kidnapping Outrage

Posted May 15, 2014 by Sylvester Cosby

While Chicagoans are hoping and praying that the violence here subsides, thousands of miles away Nigerians are tormented with the horrifying kidnapping of young girls that have garnered international headlines. Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped more than 208 girls from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. 200 schoolgirls were abducted on April 14th from the town of […]

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YOUR LOVE – FRANKIE KNUCKLES (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014)

Posted April 11, 2014 by ndigo

By Randy Crumpton, Entertainment Attorney There’s usually a point in the evening when the room snaps. Everybody falls into step and the whole room moves to just one particular rhythm. You can just walk in off the street and see the whole room moving to a rhythm, and believe me, you can stand right by […]

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