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Planning for our Own Success

                By: Jineea Butler Hip Hop Columnist   Planning for our Own Success   Are we living in the last days? If so, what are we doing about it? It seems the world is coming apart at the seams. The Muslims are attacking the Christians, the Christians are attacking the Muslims; Africa is under siege, the Earth is shaking, the United States is waging war on ...

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Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop Ignoring occasional jeering comments from guns rights advocates lining the sidewalk holding signs, Mothers Against Guns and their supporters remained grimly silent as they waged a protest demonstration Saturday May 9th in front of Chuck’s gun shop in Riverdale, IL. Photo by John L. Alexander.   As a special Mother’s Day ...

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The Female Solution: Prom Night – A Wrong Rite of Passage Into Adulthood

By: Naimah Latif Columnist The Female Solution: Prom Night - A Wrong Rite of Passage Into Adulthood It’s graduation season! That’s a great thing, whether your child is graduating from Kindergarten, Elementary School, High School, or College. It’s a step toward adulthood and every step is celebrated with some type of ceremony that impresses into the mind that one is ascending to a higher level. High school i ...

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Prissi’s Corner: The Curvy Splurge

                    By: Priscilla Powell Columnist Prissi’s Corner: The Curvy Splurge If  money is not the primary factor regarding the decisions for your vacation I’d highly recommend an upgrade to a first class or business class flight. The seats can be as much as 30 percent larger and this makes a world of difference for those of us with big bones. The cu ...

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ASK ALMA: Answering My Critics

ASK ALMA: Answering My Critics Dear Alma,   I have worked for a large cleaning company for the past 17 years. Our supervisor recently retired and I was promoted to that job. Once I was promoted, we hired a new guy to join our team who has been doing an outstanding job. He is one of the best employees and cleaners I’ve worked with for a long time. He is a man of few words and shows up every day to get t ...

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Family Focus: Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families

    Family Focus: Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families Family Focus helps Chicago-area families living in low-income communities give their children the best possible start in life. Family Focus helps families gain the confidence and skills to be the parents they want to be. By offering customized classes, support groups and referral services in a welcoming and caring environment, Family Foc ...

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Kenwood Oakland Community Organization Celebrates 50 Years of Successful Neighborhood Revitalization

                    By:Naimah Latif Staff Writer Kenwood Oakland Community Organization Celebrates 50 Years of Successful Neighborhood Revitalization   KOCO Parent Organizer Jeanette Taylor-Ramaan give the Call To Action to attendees at the 50 Year celebration held Saturday at Kennicott Park. The Kenwood Oakland Community is home to some of the City of ...

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Thank Edward for That Car

By Khari Arnold Special to NNPA: Howard University News Service Thank Edward for That Car If you love the sexy, sleekness of the Chevrolet Corvette, the elegance and luxury of the Cadillac Escalade, the cool truck/SUV look of the Chevrolet Avalanche or the pure brawn of the Hummer H2, you can thank Edward Welburn Jr. Welburn is not exactly a household name, but for more than 20 years the Howard University g ...

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Challenging Economic Racism in America-Part II

                  By: Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA COLUMINST   Challenging Economic Racism in America-Part II There are many different manifestations of racism in America and throughout the world. But there is not a more insidious form of racism in the United States today than “economic racism.” Some scholars on the historical etymology of the term racism ha ...

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Criminalizing Poverty Is Big Business

            BY: Marian Wright NNPA COLUMNIST Criminalizing Poverty Is Big Business The recent Department of Justice report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Mo. put a much needed spotlight on how a predatory system of enforcement of minor misdemeanors and compounding fines can trap low-income people in a never-ending cycle of debt, poverty, and jail. This included outr ...

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