Month: November 2014

CCNM November 18, 2014

Marcus Robinson, Photojournalist Excerpt from the Governor’s Press Office CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today made the following statement on the passing of former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne: “Jane Byrne leaves a legacy of tireless service to Chicago that will never be forgotten. “Her work on behalf of the city’s children and underserved communities has meant […]

CCNM November 18, 2014

More than 700,000 People Gained Access to Quality Healthcare in First Year; New Enrollment Begins Saturday, Nov. 15  Submitted by MarcusRobinson CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that the second year of open healthcare enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will begin on Saturday, Nov. 15. […]

CCNM November 18, 2014

Submitted by: Marcus Robinson Excerpts from Byron Tau Reporter, Wall Street Journal Pool was brought into a room on the third floor of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at 1:23 pm.  About 30 people were in attendance at the event, mostly from NGOs, nonprofits, faith-based groups, as well as government officials. VP Biden, Ebola czar Ron Klain, and […]

CCNM November 18, 2014

Center for Black Genealogy  Photos by Jerlyn Maloy  At the invite of a founding board member Kathleen Bethel, I attended an intellectually stimulating event to formally announce the start of a Center in Chicago devoted to Black Genealogy. Within the space of an hour and a half I met other individuals interested in exploring their […]

CCNM November 17, 2014

Written by Wanda Carter According to the spirit that resides in me, we are spirits clothed in these temples we call bodies. We are individual manifestations of the source, the entity we call God, or for some, the evolution of the big bang theory. What ever you call it, doesn’t matter because it is the […]

CCNM November 13, 2014

Excerpt from Reuters) Outgoing Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe said on Wednesday that he will pardon his son for a felony drug conviction, local media reported. Beebe, who is set to leave office in January due to term limits, said he would pardon his son Kyle, now 34, for his 2003 felony conviction of marijuana possession […]

CCNM November 13, 2014

Come on out and salute this woman of God, Margo Richmond on Sunday, November 30th, 2014 from 3-7 pm. Peruse the announcement below.

CCNM November 12, 2014

I attended a community meeting a few day ago and I left feeling disappointed, empty, frustrated and marginalized. Once again we speak up after the fact and are rarely consulted before a decision is made that will have a far reaching impact.  Enter the spin doctors whose main role is to make the bad news […]

CCNM November 9, 2014

Excerpt from Zak Cheney-Rice  October 3, 2014 On Thursday morning, the 66-year-old former Chicago police commander was released from federal prison in North Carolina. He’d served 3 1/2 years for perjury, but escaped punishment for a greater crime: The torture of over 100 people between 1972 and 1991. The background: Burge was living in Florida when he was arrested […]

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