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Low Gas Prices, early Chrismtas Gift for drivers

The price of gas has been falling steadily over the last couple of months. According to gasbuddy.com, the BP station and the GoLO station at Roosevelt and Independence are battling with gas prices set at $2.47 per gallon for 87 octane. The Shell on North Avenue and Harlem has gas for $2.55 per gallon. Many just figured we would never see gas prices this low again. The drop in oil prices has been triggered b ...

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The District of Columbia Without Marion Barry

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA  from The Washington Informer   My sister, Ernestine Grant, texted me from Kinston, North Carolina, the other day. “How do you define D.C. without Marion Barry?” she wanted to know. I have been wondering the same thing. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 will go down in history as the day the District of Columbia lost its most beloved leader, Marion Barry, the city’s “Mayor for L ...

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My Family Tree Does Not Determine My Fruit

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA  from The houston forward-times   Forward Thinkers, this past weekend I was honored to speak at the Annual Black Male Summit at Lone Star College. Forward Thinkers, I opened up my presentation with a very vivid illustration that I want to share with my Forward Thinking community on today. Forward Thinkers, I had several African American teenager boys come up a ...

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Buju Banton Seeks Early Release from US Prison

Grammy winning reggae artist Buju Banton, who was convicted on cocaine trafficking charges in 2011, has filed a motion in court in an attempt to secure an earlier release date.                 The Tampa Bay Tribune reports that Buju,whose given name is Mark Myrie, filed his own motion from prison asking to be released early based on a recent change in federal drug sen ...

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Jackson Outraged by High Tech Firms

Jesse Jackson says it is “outrageous” that high tech firms based in Silicon Valley hire so few women and people of color. “Rainbow PUSH successfully challenged companies to release their workforce diversity data.  We researched the racial and gender composition in their boardrooms, C-suites and workforce.  The data is undeniable, and underscores the systemic under-representation of Blacks, Latinos, and wome ...

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Married To My Passport – Prissi’s Corner

  By: Priscilla Powell  Columnist The holidays are notorious for catching up with family you may not have seen in a while. I love the gatherings, the food and drink, the bid whist battles, and the ability to practice my photography skills. What the holiday season can completely miss me with is the badgering from young and old relatives and family friends about my marital status.  Reminders that I am pu ...

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  On December 12, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) ratified a resolution titled “Supporting the Diversification of Tech Industry’s Empowerment” which calls on tech companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter and others to diversify their workforces through more robust outreach to minority communities. The resolution was sponsored by Reps. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC), John King (SC), Carl ...

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Rev Ira Acree to speak at Black Lives Matter Solidarity Walk in Oak Park

Oak Park Faith Institutions to Hit the Streets in Protest Austin pastor and anti-violence activist, Rev. Ira Acree will exit his Sunday morning church service early to join leaders and members of the faith communities of Oak Park, River Forest and  Forest Park in that community’s Solidarity walk and rally for those who suffer and experience injustice. The people of faith will gather in their houses of worsh ...

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BJ Market Hosts Holiday Dinner Giveaway to Community

By Naimah Latif Contributing Writer   Father Michael Pfleger of The Faith Community of St. Sabina;Terry Peterson, CTA Chairman of the Board; State Rep. Jacqueline Collins (D-36) and Andrea Zopp, President of the Chicago Urban League join with volunteers and BJ’s Market and Bakery employees to distribute free meals to community residents on Tuesday December 16, 2014, as part of Operation Hope.     Photo ...

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Family Plans Funeral Instead of Birthday Celebration

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer Demario Bailey  Instead of celebrating a birthday, the Bailey Family will be planning the funeral of yet another young black man murdered in the streets of Chicago. As of Tuesday, four suspects have been charged in the senseless murder of 15-year-old Demario Bailey. Demario was killed while protecting his twin brother  Demacio from attackers under a dark viaduct at 63rd and so ...

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