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Feds Seeking Expanded Education for Incarcerated Youth

By George Curry NNPA Columnist                 Atty. General Eric Holder seeks better educational opportunities for impriosoned juveniles.   In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth,  the Department of Justice and the Department of Education have released a joint corrections guidance for state educational agencies, a move exp ...

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‘Choked Out’

By Ron Busby, Sr. Contributing Writer     This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ accounts to go by, we were left mercilessly at the Hands of Lady Justice. But the WHOLE WORLD saw a gang of New York’s police force literally choke the life from Eric Garner. And again, Lady Justice turned a blind e ...

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Happy Birthday George Daniels

Last Thursday Lil Kim hosted Music retail legend George Daniels’ birthday celebration and annual toy drive. The celebration was also attended by members of Crucial Conflict, grammy award winner Maurice Joshua, Steve Silk Hurley, Lee Farmer, Ramonski Luv and more. Happy Birthday George Daniels and Happy Holidays George Daniels pictured above with wife, Regina Daniels and daughter, Maxine Daniels. George Dani ...

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Ramsey Lewis Celebrates with Parent Power Chicago

OakDale Christian Academy Choir Oh, Happy Day!” sang out the Oakdale Christian Academy Choir from the University of Illinois stage Tuesday evening December 16th.  And an enthusiastic audience echoed back, “Oh, Happy Day!” It was indeed a happy day for the families involved in Parent Power Chicago to watch their children expressing creative excellence, despite major school closings and large cuts in school p ...

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E for Effort

By James Washington Special to The NNPA From The Dallas Weekly   E for Effort Have you ever been too embarrassed to pray, too afraid or really just too ashamed? Maybe you were afraid, or perhaps just feeling a little guilty. Because we claim to know Jesus, it is during very difficult times, that to kneel down before the Lord, (especially after you’ve done exactly that thing which represents the absolut ...

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A Criminal Justice System that Suffocates Us

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again.  “I can’t breathe,” he said as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head onto the concrete sidewalk.  The man was not resisting arrest; he simply had the temerity to ask a police officer not to touch him.  And because he was allegedly selling loose cigarettes, the life ...

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So you’re Pregnant… Now What? (Tips from a Teen Mom)

                            Keiara Peeple is a 19 year old high school senior at Ombudsman Chicago’s West Side Options School.     I was 16 years old in 2012 when I found out I was pregnant. I had just moved across the country to live with my mother and had been feeling under the weather for a few weeks – hot, dizzy and nauseous. My ...

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Chicago Holiday winter fun on a Budget

By Antoinette Logan Contributing Writer December days, don’t have to put a bigger dent in your pocket to be filled with memorable moments to keep your family busy during the winter months. Not only is Christmas making us spend money, but time is also very necessary. Most kids get pretty bored, while home from school on break, and will bug you to death to find fun in the winter sun. Make them happy and save ...

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Ladies of Distinction Gives Back to Community

                Top Ladies Of Distinction, Inc., Midway Chicago Chapter, recently donated generously to the Ronald McDonald House at 5257 S. Prairie, bringing paper towels, cereal, plastic bags and other needed household items for families who reside at the house while their children undergo treatment at the University of Chicago Hospital. Members from left to right a ...

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PASTOR IRA ACREE, CONGREGATION HOLD SPECIAL PRAYER SERVICE AND PEACEFUL PROTEST

              Rev. Acree and congregation stand in front of Greater St. John Bible Church to protest against the injustice of blacks. Photo by John Alexander Anti-violence activist Rev. Ira Acree and the Greater St. John Bible Church are gearing up to express their support and solidarity for the grieving families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown by holding a special prayer ...

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