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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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Film Review: JURASSIC WORLD

              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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Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken Opens In Bronzeville

Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken Opens In Bronzeville     Despite raining weather, patrons lined up from one end of the store to the other to enjoy the taste of Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken at the grand opening of its new South Side location at 737 E. 47th Street held on Saturday, June 12. West Siders have long enjoyed the southern fried goodness of Uncle Remus, now South Side fans can enjoy thi ...

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2016 Volvo XC90

2016 Volvo XC90   SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – Now that Volvo has been left alone by its new Chinese owners, an opposite tack from its former corporate parent, the Swedish automaker can get back to being itself. That was evident here as Volvo unveiled its XC90 three row sport utility. The 2016 Volvo XC90 is a significant new vehicle on several levels. It signals Volvo’s climb into the ranks of luxury automak ...

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My Little Slice of the 70’s

By: JOCELYN CHRISTOPHER STAFF WRITER   My Little Slice of the 70’s   I am guilty of sometimes daydreaming and wishing I was born in a different era. I’m really an old soul and I feel a bit too old for Generation Y although I’m firmly planted in the middle of it. Well I can’t transport back in time and live in a previous era. But I can do the next best thing. I can borrow from the previous generati ...

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Rachel Dolezal Resigns from NAACP Amid Racial Deception

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer Rachel Dolezal Resigns from NAACP Amid Racial Deception   Please know I will never stop fighting for human rights and will do everything in my power to help and assist, whether it means stepping up or stepping down, because this is not about me. It’s about justice. This is not me quitting; this is a continuum...”   Rachel Dolezal, president of the NAACP chapter in Sp ...

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Resource Spotlight – 100 Black Men of America

100 Black Men of America History   The overall concept of the 100 began in New York in 1963 when a group of concerned African American men began to meet to explore ways of improving conditions in their community. The group eventually adopted the name, “100 Black Men, Inc.” as a sign of solidarity. They also wished to ensure the future of their communities by aiming an intense number of resources toward ...

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