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Sankofa:Chicago Assists Saltpond’s Development

Chicago is synonymous with Ghanafest, the largest and most spectacular Ghanaian cultural festival in the diaspora, but before Ghanafest, there was the Saltpond Redevelopment Institute (SRI) which celebrated 20 years of community service with fundraising and dinner dance at the Hyatt Regency, 151 East Wacker Drive , Chicago . Invited guests include, Donna Perisee-McFarlane,MD; Bishop Lance Davis, Mr. and Mrs. ...

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3 Years Is Just Desserts for Man Who Refused to Pay Dinner Bill

Anthony M. Malabehar finished a sumptuous meal that included crab, lobsters and dessert and then announced that he had no money to pay the $69.27 tab. He was arrested, pleaded guilty and earlier this month was sentenced to three years in prison. In delivering the prison term, the judge took into consideration that Malabehar, 47, of Mattoon, Ill., had 70 ...

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Sankofa:…We Will Do Better In China – Black Queens Captain

  Chicago, USA (Sunday Feb.2, 2003) — The African female footballer of the year 2002 and skipper of the Black Queen’s of Ghana fame, Alberta Sackey, was at theYWCA, 6200 S. Drexel, to thank the Ghana National Council and the Ghanaian community of Chicago, for the elegant support the Queens received from Chicagoans during their historic participation in the 1999 ...

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School Bus Driver Describes Being Shot By Stray Gunfire

(CBS) – Joe Bradley has seen a lot in his days driving Chicago Public Schools students, but never a day like Wednesday. “They’ve thrown rocks and snowballs at the bus before,” he tells CBS 2’s Brad Edwards. “But they’ve never shot at the bus.” Bradley had just dropped his last student off near 51st Street and Indiana Avenue when he ...

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LBJ’s war on poverty still only partly won

BY JESSE JACKSON June 10, 2013 Fifty years ago this week, Medgar Evers, the NAACP regional secretary in Mississippi, was murdered by a member of the White Citizens’ Council. Evers’ death received national attention, serving only to strengthen the movement for civil rights. Two years later, President Lyndon Johnson delivered a historic commencement address at Howard University, laying out progress ...

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Rev. Grace Frimpong’s Birthday Celebrations…………..

Please mark your calendars for a one-of-a-kind joyous birthday bash in Chicagoland, U.S.A….and its   the 70th Birthday Celebration for our Mother,Sister, Friend and Pastor , Rev. Grace Hetty Frempong on Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at the West Point Hall, 3566 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, U.S.A.  Please join us to make the occasion A GRANDEOUS ONE.  Should you need further information, please don’t ...

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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Launch Redesigned Rahm’s Readers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon today in launching the annual Rahm’s Readers summer program, which will serve as a cornerstone of the city-wide Summer of Learning initiative.  Rahm’s Readers was redesigned to encourage more kids to participate and provide additional activities as opportunities for kids to grow and learn, and this summer’s program will focus ...

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Teacher of the week….Disney School Teacher is ‘One to Watch’

UPTOWN — Watch out for Jason Fahrenbach. The 27-year-old music technology teacher at Walt Disney Magnet School is a 2013 recipient of Chicago Public Schools’ “Ones to Watch,” award for promising instructors, and Disney’s technology coordinator Brad Fisher credits him as the brains behind a souped-up digital media lab that he said bolsters students’ musical education. For now, Fahrenbach teaches ...

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