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CCNM April 12, 2018

By Marcus Robinson  Thursday April 5 2018, on a very cold and snowy afternoon, fans packed south side Guaranteed Rate Field to see the Chicago White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers. Thursday’s game opening ceremony started with the players being paraded onto the field in cars followed by singing of the National Anthem.  During […]

CCNM November 30, 2017

Billy Robinson aka Willie Robinson was the only uncle that I knew. He never talk down to me and I really appreciated that. One of my funniest memories of him was when I was a young boy visiting my Grandmothers house and Billy took me and my only sister for a ride in the country. […]

CCNM April 26, 2017

  by Marcus Robinson In a forgotten area of the city, the Auburn and Gresham neighborhood, there’s a major transformation taking place.  On Tuesday afternoon Famed Chicago Activist Ja’Mal D. Green unveiled the ‘Majostee All Stars’ Youth Center. Myself  along with other members of the media, were invited out and given a personal tour just before […]

CCNM November 30, 2015

By Blackthen M. A. Cherry was a African American Inventor who created several devices for the transportation industry, including the velocipede, the tricycle and the street car fender. The velocipede consisted of a metal seat frame upon which were attached two or three wheels which allowed someone sitting on the seat to …read more Source: […]

CCNM November 29, 2015

By storyteller BALTIMORE, MD.- The Walters Art Museum announces the discovery of a previously unknown photograph of Mary Edmonia Lewis (1844–1907), the first 19th-century African American sculptor to receive international recognition. Prior to this discovery, there existed only seven known photographs of Lewis, all taken at the same sitting in Chicago around …read more Source: […]

CCNM November 28, 2015

By storyteller William (Will, Bill) Pickett was a legendary cowboy from Taylor, Texas of black and Indian descent. He was born December 5, 1870, at the Jenks-Branch community on the Travis County line. He died April 2, 1932, near Ponca City, Oklahoma. From 1905 to 1931, the Miller brothers’ 101 Ranch Wild …read more Source: […]

CCNM November 26, 2015

By Danielle Young, Lifestyle Editor Kenneth Chancey is a 23-year-old college graduate who was once homeless on Skid Row. Chancey graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in political science. “I climbed here bare-handed,” Chancey told ABC News. “And yes it was harder than most people who are …read more Source: Chicago Defender Category: […]

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