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Asthma in Chicago

Asthma in Chicago

Summer is finally is here and the recent change in the weather can cause all types of havoc for asthma suffers. According to the AAFA (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America) Asthma Capitals 2014 “The Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma” report Richmond, VA is ranked 1, while Chicago has moved up to the […]

African and African-American Men Come Together at Men’s Conference 2013

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African and African-American Men Come Together at Men’s Conference 2013

On a hot summer Saturday morning, men gathered from all around the city to attend Ministry ONE Men’s Conference 2013. As men made their way to the sanctuary for the event at Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 8301 S. Damen Ave., they were greeted and asked to fill out information slips and were given instructions on […]

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Opinion: Fruitvale Station and Black Males

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Opinion: Fruitvale Station and Black Males

After I saw the film Fruitvale Station, which was based on the life of Oscar Grant leading up to the events of his death by a BART police officer, I began to wonder, “What will it take to end the stigma associated with black males? What can be done to help address the issue of violence […]

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Opinion: How to Turn a Moment into a Movement

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Opinion: How to Turn a Moment into a Movement

After hearing the constant coverage from various media outlets about the Trayvon Martin case, I asked myself “How long will this keep happening? What will it take to make change happen?” I realized that if the black community wanted to see actual change it would take more than just marching. It would take a movement […]

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Time For Tech Notes: RebelMouse pulls your social network together

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Time For Tech Notes: RebelMouse pulls your social network together

Time for Tech Notes is an occasional feature of Chicagotalks.org. Send us your suggestions for tech we should talk about, or send us your review as a “Time for Tech Note.” Rebel Mouse, is a social publishing platform that allows for users to share their content in a similar way to the digital clipboard site […]

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Minister dedicates life to mentoring young black men

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Minister dedicates life to mentoring young black men

Reaching today’s youth is a challenge, especially considering all of the outside forces that are vying for their attention. Rogers W. Jackson, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church at 8301 S. Damen Ave., and the author of several books that encourage and offer guidance to men has worked diligently over the years to inform men in Chicago about their purpose […]

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Up Against the “WHAL” The Graph Master Cuts it Up

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Up Against the “WHAL” The Graph Master Cuts it Up

A crowd of hundreds gathered on a cool, Sunday evening at the Double Tree Hotel in Alsip, Ill., for the 3rd WAHL National Cutting Competition this fall, to witness barbers, cosmetologists, and highly skilled hair stylist compete for the title of the best. The well-light room was filled with young barbers, veterans, and rising stars, the contestants came from states […]

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