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My Daddy is Having a Baby with a Young Thang!

ASK ALMA My Daddy is Having a Baby with a Young Thang! Dear Alma, My 59-year-old father may have conceived a child with his 28-year-old girlfriend. I say “may” because his girlfriend sleeps around, and everybody in town knows it. My father is raising this child as his own. He asked my siblings and me to accept this baby and his girlfriend in our lives. He wants them invited to family parties, holidays, birt ...

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5 Tips for Taking Back Your Shower

5 Tips for Taking Back Your Shower If you’re like many busy women, you may have discovered that your shower is the only time you have to yourself each day, away from the stress and responsibilities of everyday life. Making the most of each shower will allow you to take the time to cleanse not only your body, but also your mind. With these five simple tips, you can wash away your worries and make each shower ...

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The Bath Truth

The Bath Truth A multi-sensorial playground to nurture baby’s development Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice From bath time to bedtime, there are a number of rituals parents participate in with their children that bring them closer together. These small acts provide a sense of security to little ones and serve as family bonding time. However, many parents do not realize these everyday moments can be ...

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BMOA Calls on Chicagoland Youth to Prevent Violence with Fashion

BMOA Calls on Chicagoland Youth to Prevent Violence with Fashion 1st Annual My City’s Fly T-shirt Design Competition Kicks Off with $2,500 in Cash and Prizes In an effort to  engage Chicagoland teens in an innovative way around the conversation of non-violence, the Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana  proudly announces the kick-off of the 1st annual My City’s F ...

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POWER PARENTING: Summer Activities Impact Classroom Success

POWER PARENTING: Summer Activities Impact Classroom Success While every budget may not allow for camps, trips to theme parks or music lessons, we live in a world-class city that offers a wide variety of free and affordable activities: museums, parks, day camps, zoos. You’d be amazed at all of the options available at your neighborhood library! Doing nothing is not an option: We often bemoan the achievement ...

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Black Women Face Challenges in Building Wealth

Black Women Face Challenges in Building Wealth By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in the recession. Five years into national recovery, the unemployment rate for Black women has even risen a little since December, from 8.2 percent to 9.2 percent. On the flip side, employment brings its own unique difficulties for Black women, too. ...

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Leading Black Fraternity, Police Officer Face Million-Dollar Lawsuit

Leading Black Fraternity, Police Officer Face Million-Dollar Lawsuit By Khari Arnold Special to NNPA: Howard University News Service Kappa Alpha Psi, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious black fraternities is facing multi-million dollar lawsuits for hazing, the latest by a 45-year-old Washington man who claims he was paddled and beaten with a cane by members, including a Prince George’s County p ...

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Black Businesses Help Reduce Black Youth Crime

Black Businesses Help Reduce Black Youth Crime By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent One of the most powerful agents in curtailing Black youth crime in major cities is the presence of Black business owners, according to Karen Parker, professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware. “Not only have [criminologists] not looked at all the aspects of the urban economy by focusing on ...

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The State of Black America Part 2, Jobs

The State of Black America Part 2, Jobs To Be Equal “The hardest work in the world is being out of work.” – Whitney M. Young, National Urban League President 1961-1971 By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist One of the advantages of my position as the president and CEO of the National Urban League is that I have both the opportunity and platform to speak to so many of our nation’s young people. I was presented wit ...

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Mayor Rahm – Wins Second Term

 Mayor Rahm - Wins Second Term with 56% of Vote By Naimah Latif Staff Writer It was a hard fought race, but it’s over now,” a hoarse Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia told a cheering crowd at the UIC Forum. “The people of Chicago made me what I am today. I say to the little boys and girls watching, we didn’t lose today, we tried today. You can’t achieve anything unless you try.” It had been a grueling weekend ...

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