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All Girls Deserve a Chance to Play

Parents can find hundreds of resources for their children at www.parentpowerchicago.org All Girls Deserve a Chance to Play “I think one of the unique things about Girls in the Game is we take sports and fitness opportunities and we combine that with health education for girls—nutrition, body image and leadership development—and bring it together to make programs that address the whole girl.”  Amy Keen , Exe ...

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Increased Black Home Ownership Would Slice Wealth Gap

  Increased Black Home Ownership Would Slice Wealth Gap By Freddie Allen NNPA Columnist Researchers studying the affects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of Black households would rise 451 percent if Blacks owned homes at the same rates as Whites. “With policies that advance the rate of Black and Latino homeownership to the same rate as White households, Black media ...

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Spare The Rod Love The Child

Spare The Rod Love The Child By: Naimah Latif Columnist “I’m not lettin’ no child disrespect ME!” The grandmother with the black curly haired wig sitting in the bus seat in front of me was firm in her intention to slap her spirited grandson who insisted on getting up on his knees in the seat to look out the bus window, despite her command for him to sit down. “Sit down!” She yanked him down to a sitting pos ...

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Below-the-Belt Attacks on the Obama

Below-the-Belt Attacks on the Obama By: George Curry NNPA COLUMNIST No United States president has been more disrespected than Barack Obama – and his family. The hatred for the nation’s first African American president is so deep that all but seven Republicans in the U.S. Senate were willing to write a letter to Iran that amounted to treason on a grand scale. In an effort to derail talks that would limit Ir ...

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The Chicago Reckoning

By Jesse Jackson NNPA Columnist   The Chicago Reckoning Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 million-plus campaign war chest, largely funded by 100 or so major donors, and mobilizes wall-to-wall advertising and a professional campaign team. Yet ...

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BYRON Allen Lawsuit : ComCast Pay Least Expensive Negro

ComCast Pay Least Expensive Negro RATHER THAN DO BUSINESS WITH BLACK MEDIA COMPANIES BY CHARLES ROUGHY STAFF WRITER Legendary TV talk show host, founder of Entertainment Studios,  and self made Media Mogul Byron Allen is calling out Al Sharpton, President Obama, as well as some of the most powerful media entities in the world in a battle over racial discrimination in media buying. In an interview on  HuffPo ...

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Rev. Willie T. Barrow – Loss of a Civil Rights Icon

REV. WILLIE T. BARROW THE LITTLE WARRIOR DEC. 7, 1924- MAR. 12, 2015 LOSS OF A CIVIL RIGHTS ICON Rev. Willie T. Barrow died last Thursday at the age of 90. Rev. Barrow was a long time fighter on the front lines of the civil rights movement, working for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., participating in the 1963 March on Washington and in later years focusing concern on Chicago’s gun violence. Reverend Willie ...

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Resource Spotlight: Neighborhood housing services of chicago

Neighborhood housing services of Chicago NHS is a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committed to helping homeowners and strengthening neighborhoods throughout Chicago, South Suburban Cook County & Elgin. Neighborhood Lending Services (NLS), an NHS-affiliated corporation, is Illinois’ largest nonprofit lender for homeowners and new home buyers. Whether you are interested in free homebuye ...

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The Internet at a Crossroads

By: Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist The Internet at a Crossroads The communications network of the National Black Chamber of Commerce has evolved along with the Internet. When we first started back in the late 1980s, we would write and print out letters through a pinwheel printer. To print out 50 copies of a letter would take about an hour. Then, we would mail the 50 letters and wait a couple of days for the ...

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Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels

By: Jazelle Hunt NNPA COLUMNIST Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever,” published by the Center for Economic Policy Research, a Washington-based think ...

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