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THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Who Is The Enemy?

          Naimah Latiff Columnist THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Who Is The  Enemy?   When the subject of gun violence comes up, a spirited conversation ensues in which opposing sides debate who is at fault and what should be the remedy. Anti-gun activists say that we need to stop the sale of guns, because too many deadly weapons are getting into the hands of criminals. Pro-gun activists ...

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Myth of the ‘Absent’ Black Dad Refuted

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Myth of the ‘Absent’ Black Dad Refuted Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The report covers a sample of sample of 10,403 men aged 15–44 years from 2006-2010. It is tr ...

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Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities – (Resource Spotlight)

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Mission   MOPD promotes total access, full participation and equal opportunity for people with disabilities of all ages in all aspects of life. It seeks to accomplish this mission through a multi-faceted approach that includes systemic change, education and training, advocacy and direct services. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to ...

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Michelle Obama: A Life “Here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely First Lady in modern American history... The journey winds from the intricacies of her upbringing as the highly focused daughter of a gregarious water-plant worker afflicted with MS to the tribulations she faces at Princeton University and Harvard ...

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City of Chicago dedicates street to Oscar Brown Jr.

City of Chicago dedicates street to Oscar Brown Jr. On Saturday, May 30, 2015, starting at 10:00 A.M., there will be a street naming ceremony and tribute to Oscar Brown, Jr. at  5200 South Harper Street in Hyde Park. Honoring Oscar Brown, Jr. for his work as composer, poet, performer and playwright comes almost exactly ten years after the Chicago icon passed away in May, 2005 from complications due to a MRS ...

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Concealed Carry Permit Holders Kill Hundreds

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent Concealed Carry Permit Holders Kill Hundreds George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager in Sanford, Fla., three years ago was involved in another shooting in the Sunshine State, again raises questions about concealed carry permits and the billion-dollar gun industry that advocates for ...

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Legalized Torture of Prisoners

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Legalized Torture of Prisoners Freddie Gray is neither the first, nor will he be the last person to die in police custody. According to a 2011 report from the Department of Justice, 4,813 people died in police custody between 2003 and 2009 (the most recent data, reported in 2011). However, not every state reports their data, so the number is probably higher. A new report ...

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Gospel Celebration Packs Chicago House of Hope

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Gospel Celebration Packs Chicago House of Hope The House of Hope, a 10,000 seat arena at the 115th street exit off of the Bishop Ford I-94 expressway, was packed with excited audience members singing along with popular artists on stage performing high energy gospel music as part of the Inspiration Celebration Tour, Thursday evening, May 14, 2015. Sponsored by McDonalds an ...

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B.B. King Blues Legend, Dead at Age 89

B.B. King Blues Legend, Dead at Age 89 Blues legend B.B. King has died at the age of 89, Clark County, Nevada Coroner John Fudenberg told ABC News. King, who is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all-time, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Fudenberg said. He had been living in hospice care in Las Vegas, which he had told his fans via his website on May 1. The musician, who has more than 40 studio albums ...

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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun: OPENING THIS WEEK- may 15, 2015

KAMS KAPSULES: BIG BUDGET FILMS: Mad Max: Fury Road (R for disturbing images and pervasive intense violence) Tom Hardy plays the title character in this reboot of the apocalyptic sci-fi franchise as a warrior haunted by his turbulent past who joins forces with a group fleeing across the barren desert to escape a despicable tyrant (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Co-starring Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens ...

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