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Making Certain Every Child Achieves

                By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist To Be Equal   Making Certain Every Child Achieves B y passing this bill, we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for more than 5 million educationally deprived children. We put into the hands of our youth more than 30 million new books, and into many of our schools their first libraries. We reduce the terrible t ...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago History   For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. And we have over a century of volunteers, donors, and advocates just like you to thank. It all started in 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boy ...

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The Many Faces of Rachel Dolezal

By Jose Cassola Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times The Many Faces of Rachel Dolezal     Rachel Dolezal’s 15 minutes of fame isn’t up just yet. Since news first broke last week that the now former head of the Spokane NAACP chapter in Washington portrayed herself as Black — even though she was born white — people have not stopped talking about her. And she has not stopped talking about herself ...

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Manifesto Reveals Racist Mindset of Charleston, S.C. Killer

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent Manifesto Reveals Racist Mindset of Charleston, S.C. Killer   Modern history classes instill a subconscious White superiority complex in Whites and an inferiority complex in blacks. This White superiority complex that comes from learning how we dominated other peoples is also part of the problem I have just mentioned. But of course I dont deny that ...

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Lynch’s Installation as AG Overshadowed by Charleston Tragedy

By FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA Columnist Lynch’s Installation as AG Overshadowed by Charleston Tragedy     On the same day that Loretta Lynch was sworn-in as the 83rd attorney general of the United States using a Bible that belonged to Frederick Douglass, nine church members were shot to death as they studied the Bible at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the oldest A.M.E. chu ...

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Whites Still Live in ‘State of Denial’ on Race

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Whites Still Live in ‘State of Denial’ on Race     Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley is fond of saying, “Slavery was America’s original sin, and racism remains its unresolved dilemma.” But the unwillingness to face up to the raw racism that led to the murder of nine African Americans attending Bible study at a church in Charleston, S.C. proves that the problem is m ...

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Emanuel AME and the Buoyancy of Hope

              By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Emanuel AME and the Buoyancy of Hope   Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his fellow congregants of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. gathered as usual in the historic edifice June 17 for their Wednesday evening prayer service. They came, as always, to refresh their religious faith, to te ...

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Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth Grown Folks Stories: Thursday, June 18 @ The Silver Room (1506 E. 53rd Street)   Peace March and Annual End of the School Year Rally: Friday, June 19 @ 7800 S. Throop   Juneteenth Celebration: Friday, June 19 @ Culture Connection (400 W. 71st Street)   Taste of Randolph Street: Friday - Sunday, June 19-21 @ 900 W. Randolph   6 Corners BBQ Fest:  Friday - Sunday, June 19-21 ...

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              By: Kam Williams Film Review: JURASSIC WORLD How do you revive an expiring film franchise that was ostensibly put out of its misery over a dozen years ago after audiences became jaded with over-saturated visual effects they no longer found spellbinding? In the case of Jurassic World, you mount a self-reverential sequel laced with allusions to earlier episodes ...

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Chicago Celebrates At St. Sabina Block Party Sponsored By Spike Lee

Chicago Celebrates At St. Sabina Block Party Sponsored By Spike Lee   When he graduated from Morehouse in 1979, we presented him with a Director’s chair,” recalled 1981 Morehouse alumni and former Morehouse Student Body President, Rev Tyrone Crider, now Pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Chicago. “How prophetic was that?” Spike Lee had already given his classmates a glimpse of his skills with so ...

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