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Profile: Chicago Artist D.A. Smart

“Chicago!  Chicago! My kind of town.”   I’m sure you’re familiar with that song. It’s our hometown anthem.  Did you know that Chicago has another anthem?  This anthem you won’t hear being sang by Frank Sinatra....
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Movie Review: ‘LUCY ‘

Starring Scarlett Johannson and Morgan Freeman Rated R Four out of Five stars Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff Japwoodruff@gmail.com   In a triumphant display of wit, insanity and quest for knowledge writer/director Luc Besson’...
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Roger’s Review – Life Itself

Sunday evening I watched Life Itself alone at home in the comfort of my family room. I wanted to go to the show but didn’t feel like driving, so I found a movie I wanted to see on Comcast. Life Itself chronicles the life of t...
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Earth To Echo: E.T. Meets The Wonder Years

Earth To Echo   Starring: Teo Halm Brian “Astro” Bradley Reese C. Hartwig Ella Wahlestedt (***) It’s a big year for Brian “Astro” Bradley, until now most famously known for copping major attitude with Simon Cowell an...
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Blackwell’s Business Evolution

  **Robert  Blackwell, Sr.**   has done what every good entrepreneur should do at the point of retirement or at the point of selling the business. He has written a book.  He has recorded his business history, developme...
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Chicago School Teacher Melissa Clark Strikes GOLD!

Chicago Public Schools teacher who is riding the waves of her R&B hit song Gold
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Goodman Theatre Scene Soiree

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Why The Obama Library Should Be At Chicago State But Will Probably Go To The University Of Chicago

    The first step of the Barack Obama Presidential Library sweepstakes is complete. Monday, June 16, was the deadline for all interested parties who want to host the library to submit initial bids as to where they wo...
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On Q with Curtis McClain

  Welcome to House Notes, where you get caught up and introduced to everything House.  House music is a genre of dance music that started here in Chicago in the early 1980’s.  It is derived from disco, but taken to ano...
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“Fathers, Please Stand UP!”

This is to the MEN! Fathers that are doing their part in raising their children, I commend you! Fathers that are helping to raise productive sons and daughters, their mothers commend you! Fathers that teach their sons how to re...
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SEAWAY CHANGES

  Walter Grady President of Seaway Bank retires after 30 years of service on July 31. Mrs. Veranda Dickens is the Chair of the Board making her the solo woman in Chicago and one of few women in the nation to Chair a bank. She...
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Young Womens Leadership Charter School: Annual Luncheon

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff         JAPWoodruff@gmail.com   In its 6th year the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School has had another successful luncheon. Taking place on April 9th at Downtown Chicago’...
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Millennium Park 10th Anniversary Summer Celebration

    When Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, it transformed an industrial wasteland into Chicago’s showplace for cutting-edge art, architecture, landscape design, music and more. Today, the 24.5-acre park is Ch...
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Check Out The New Trailer For EARTH TO ECHO feat. Astro from X-Factor!

                              In Relativity’s PG summer family adventure movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives...
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Racism: Nigger, Niggah, Ninja

By Lorenzo Clemons There seems to be a great consternation about the recent episode of a powerful person expressing views that most felt were gone with the election of the first African American President.  Sadly it is not the...
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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Kidnapping Outrage

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 H...
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Allison Semmes – Promising Chicago Talent Takes the Lead in “Motown The Musical”

It has been three – four years since Hyde Park native actress/singer, Allison Semmes, has been back home in Chicago. Now she’s having a great homecoming celebration, returning in a way that’s mind blowing to her. She...
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Chi Anti Vi: Youth-Driven Initiative Acts on Solutions to Decrease Violence

“From Apathy To Action” is their tagline. Their movement is to approach community ills and violence with active solutions. The slice of hope buried in their pupils barely seep through the thick of fear and worry. An...
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Should You (Do You Tip) For Bad Service?

        Tipping has become such an established social norm. Most people expect to be tipped when offering a service to clients. I believe that tipping should not be taken for granted. It’s earned and bad...
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The Happy Way To Be Healthy

Did you know that emotions play an important role in health and well-being? Emotions trigger the release of hormones and are good for your health while others are not so good for your health. While this is a scientifically esta...
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Do Chicago/Illinois Democrats Take the Black Vote for Granted?

In the City of Chicago, the Republican Party doesn’t exist for all practical purposes.  In the State of Illinois only because of downstate are there real Republicans. Democrats assume that Black voters will vote in mass for ...
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Hillary Clinton Next President of the United States because. . .

                                      Hillary Clinton is the next President of the United States. The campaign has begun as the dart...
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The Stars Speak To You: 2014 Yearly Forecast

By Penny Thornton  (www.astrolutely.com)   Capricorn  (December 22 – January 19) The first six months of 2014 have what it takes to turn your life around. They could turn it upside down, too, but either way you’re mo...
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Governor Quinn Must Step In Chicago State University Affairs.

Havoc, confusion, chaos, power plays, conflict are words to describe the state of affairs at Chicago State University.  The drama played out Friday, March 1, in a special board meeting, when the board was scheduled to terminat...
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Dr. Calvin Peters: American Idol’s Singing Doctor

Next to the stethoscope around his neck, Dr. Calvin Peters keeps a song in his heart. He likes to sing whether there’s an audience or not. This week, he’ll have one – a big one. The third-year resident in Physical Medicin...
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