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JRW Sues Little League Internatinal To Reclaim Title

By Charles Roughy Staff writer JRW SuesLittle League Internatinal To ReclaimTitle   Former Chicago Little League team  Jackie Robinson West (JRW) announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the sport’s governing body, accusing it of improperly stripping the team of the national championship title that had made the young athletes heroes to so many around the country. An attorney for Jackie Robinson West told ...

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2015 Lexus RC350 Coupe F Sport

By Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist 2015 Lexus RC350 Coupe F Sport  DETROIT    For years Lexus sold vehicles on the strength of the brand. Build quality was outstanding, fit and finish was almost perfect and its customer satisfaction became an industry benchmark. But during our week-long test drive of the 2015 Lexus RC 350 Coupe F Sport, we were hailed several times by drivers who told us they loved ...

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic What Happened, Miss Simone? Sometimes artistry and insanity are so intertwined you can’t distinguish between them. That was the challenge for singer Nina Simone; dealing with worldwide fame and a madness she couldn’t shake. As you look back at her life, from a child prodigy, to a dinner theater piano crooner, to renown recording artist and a sufferer of mental illness, the m ...

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American Terrorism: How An Act of Hate Is Teaching Love

Naimah Latiff Columnist American Terrorism: How An Act of Hate Is Teaching Love   The cruel beating of voting rights activists on the Edmund Pettis bridge 150 years ago was a turning point in the Civil Rights struggle, because whites who saw it felt such revulsion that they were compelled to come down to Selma, Alabama to join the fight - on the side of black people. The nine people who were murdered i ...

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Blackhawks Celebration Overflows Streets and Packs Soldier Field

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Blackhawks Celebration Overflows Streets and Packs Soldier Field     Nothing unites a city like a winning team. Patrons in Chicago sat transfixed at homes, bars and restaurants tuned into Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightening. With the Blackhawks leading the best-of-seven series 3-2, this game could either end in Chi ...

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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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