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Vol. CVI - NO. 31 Wednesday-Tuesday


November 30-December 6, 2011 (ISSN: 07457014)


Our City...........................................2 Our Nation.......................................9 Our Focus......................................11 Our Views......................................12 Our Business..................................14 Our Health.....................................17 Entertainment.................................18 Our Culture....................................21 Community Calendar.....................24 Soulicious......................................25 Teesee’s Town...............................26 Our Youth......................................27 Our Faith........................................30 Classifieds......................................43 Our Sports......................................47


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BMOAfeeds the body and spirit


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Calahan Foundation Annual Toy and Coat Drive


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This week in Black History Nov. 30


1912: Gordon Parks was born. Dec. 1


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Chicago Carats cele- brate Christmas at annual Dine & Dance party


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1878: NAACP founder Arthur Spingarn was Dec. 2


1989: Alvin Ailey died. Dec. 3


1970: Jennifer Josephine Hosten, the first Black Miss World, was crowned. Dec. 4


1969: Chairman Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, of the Black Panther Party, were mur- dered.


Dec. 5


1932: James Cleveland, the King of Gospel, was born. Dec. 6 1892: Theodore Lawless, medicine pioneer, was born.


-BlackFacts.com Earl’s World


Congo Square Theatre


Company is staging Nativity


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Frank Clark of Frank's Barber Shop, 128 W. Madison in Oak Park, and his clients watch “Jeopardy” daily and compete with each other to see who racks up the most points. Defender/Worsom Robinson


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