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The Rock Solid Career Of Laurence Fishburne

Laurence John Fishburne III has come a long way since that day in 1973 when he auditioned for the part of Michael Evans (“the militant midget”) in a new Black sitcom called “Good Times.”

Although Fishburne was initially cast, the part ultimately went to Ralph Carter. The 12-year-old was disappointed but he moved on and hasn’t looked back.

Fishburne’s

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Chicago Police Overtime Tab To Top Out At $93 Million For 2013

    Chicago is expected to pay $93 million in police overtime this year. | Michael Kappel | Flickr

    Chicago is expected to pay nearly triple the amount budgeted for 2013 police overtime costs.

    The Chicago Police Department's overtime spending will hit $93 million this year, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said during a budget hearing before the City Council

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Reflection: A Different Kind Of Listening Experience

    If you, like yours truly, are the kind of person who savors new and unexpected music experiences, you might want to give consi­deration to acquiring “The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis.”

    The album is a collection of 15 tracks, almost all of which were taken from seven of the Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz trumpeter’s spiritual albums.

    The

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    • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
    • Category: Detroit