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The Anti-Cruelty Society – Resource Spotlight

    The Anti-Cruelty Society has been on the forefront of animal welfare and humane education ever since it was founded in 1899. Their extensive history is proof of the importance of their  work, and also serves as a reminder of the many things that the organization has accomplished over the years. Their mission is to build a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. The Anti-Cruel ...

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Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts

Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group. The report titled, “Incarceration’s Front Door: The Mi ...

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Carrying the Burden of History – Prince Hall, First Black Abolitionist

Carrying the Burden of History - Prince Hall, First Black Abolitionist  In observance of Black History Month, I believe it is important to highlight some of those long lasting institutions and entities that have continued to serve the empowerment interests of Black America for over the past 200 years. Too often some of us forget too quickly about the historical groups and social bridges that have helped to ...

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Former Chicago Bears player son dies of Brain Cancer

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer   AJ PETERSON AJ Peterson, the son of Former  Chicago Bears player Adrian Peterson has lost his battle with cancer. He tweeted, #Ajsoars is in Heaven, where he belongs... #ajsoar #P3 #MyFirstSuperHero In June, AJ was first diagnosed with a tumor. His football star father was devastated. “Its no comparison. I can stiff arm those and If someone tackled me one week I can go ...

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Hall of Famer Ernie Bank’s Family Cries Foul

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer   Ernie Banks Pictured with his caretaker Regina Rice    The Family of Ernie Banks have accused long time caretaker Regina Rice of jilting them out of their just due portion of the late Ernie Banks estate. According to records, in his will, Banks left all of his assets to a trust controlled by Ms.Rice. In the will Mr.Banks states that he was “making no provisions” fo ...

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NAACP’s Voting Suppression Problem

By: James Clingman NNPA Columnist   While recalling those commercials, featuring Andre Agassi (pro tennis player) saying, “Image is everything” and Billy Crystal’s “Saturday Night Live” character, Fernando, who always said, “You look marvelous! It is better to look good than to feel good,” I also thought of the NAACP Image Awards and the fact that the NAACP’s image is taking a huge hit, especially amon ...

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Who will hold the key to the CITY?

By : Charles Roughy Staff Writer   With a few days of early voting left,  less than 50,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of the chance to cast their early ballots. In the election 4 years ago final totals were nearly 75,000 early votes casted early. Election Board spokesman Jim Allen said the last four days of early voting are traditionally the highest turnout and  with days to go, it’s possible to g ...

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Car Review: 2015 Lincoln MKC

By: Frank S. Washington Contributing Writer     Lincoln may have turned the corner in making believers out naysayers when it comes to the luxury brand’s survival. Yes, they came up with a smartly designed redo of the MKZ midsize sedan. But that car, capable as it is, really didn’t send tongues wagging. That’s not the case with the brand’s new MKC crossover. This vehicle is sleekly styled; fun to d ...

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‘Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled’

              BY: LYNDIA GRANT SPECIAL TO THE NNPA From the Washington Informer     My favorite topic when I’m invited to speak at health fairs is “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled.” It is a message about how to have a healthy mind, body & spirit. During the month of February, I thought it wise to take a look back in Black History, to discuss one of my favorite ...

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Eye on the Struggle – Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

BY: KAM WILLIAMS ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST   “This groundbreaking biography… illuminates the life and accomplishments of pioneering journalist Ethel Lois Payne, while also bringing to the fore the critical role of the black press in the civil rights era… In the 1950s and 1960s, she raised challenging questions at presidential press conferences about matters of importance to African-Americans… At some con ...

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