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Chicago city council approves $5 mil settlement in police shooting

Chicago city council approves $5 mil settlement in police shooting   Wednesday, the full Chicago City Council approved a $5 million settlement Wednesday with the family of a teenager who died after being shot 16 times last October by  a Chicago Police officer. Federal prosecutors and the FBI are investigating the death of the 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who police said was swinging a knife. Chicago Co ...

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The College Mentoring Experience

The College Mentoring Experience   CME offers youth an opportunity to work with a caring mentor to improve their ability to develop a positive attitude toward their future. The long term goal of CME is to empower students to break the habits that too often impede their academic excellence and their ability to make the right life choices -- avoiding the dangers and pitfalls that plague our urban communi ...

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Attacking Economic Racism

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, Black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to define, without apology, the deadly and debilitating manifestation of racial discrimination and injustice as “economic racism.” Why are so ...

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Facing ‘Officer Friendly’ While Black

Facing ‘Officer Friendly’ While Black  By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Without the video, North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael T. Slager would likely have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn’t see Officer Michael T. Slager have the, shall we say, presence of mind, to quickly retrieve what appears to be his Taser and plant it beside the lifeless body of Walter Lamar Scott. Without ...

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Controversy Over Videotaping Cops

  George E.  Curry Columnist Controversy Over Videotaping Cops Feidin Santana, the young Dominican immigrant who videotaped North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael Slager firing his gun eight times, killing Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man who was fleeing, was a hero. His quick decision to videotape the unfolding action on his telephone led to the arrest of Slager for murder. However, in some states ...

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Demonstration Turns To Devastation

Demonstration Turns To Devastation By Naimah Latif Staff Writer In a rally that attracted black and white, young and old, citizens gathered on Daley Plaza in town Chicago to participate in a national protest against police killings of unarmed citizens. Promoted as “#ShutDownA14, on April 14, 2015 in major cities across the country protesters gathered to shut down major streets with peaceful but vigorous ant ...

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So you think you can dance?

So you think you can dance? Do you love to dance? Are you dedicated to your work? Do you think you’ve got what it takes to join Chicago’s most exciting dance competition? If you’ve answered yes to ANY of these questions, you should be on your way down to “Da WarZone”! During the whole month of April, WalaCamTv.com will be showcasing and casting for the upcoming television series “Dance 2 Live”. Dancers from ...

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CAR REVIEW – 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD

  CAR REVIEW - 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500HD is a serious truck. We had the Denali Crew Cab 4X4 trim model and found that the hulking full-size pickup had enough oomph to handle most jobs that an individual or small crew might come upon. Our test vehicle was powered by a 6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel engine capable of operating on biodiesel fuel. It generated 397 horsepower and 765 pound-f ...

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Forgiven and Forgive

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Forgiven and Forgive I am re-reading a book that I highly recommend by Beth Moore, Jesus, the One and Only. It reminds me rather vigorously that forgiveness is still a critical concept in the life of so many so called Christians, who profess faith as their spiritual cornerstone. The book is turning my soul inside out because it vividly r ...

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‘First, You Cry’: Black Press Columnist Battles for Life After ‘Devastating’ Diagnosis

‘First, You Cry’: Black Press Columnist Battles for Life After ‘Devastating’ Diagnosis For the past 22 years, Jim Clingman has published his cutting edge “Blackonomics” column in Black-owned weekly newspapers around the country. The column mainly pushes for economic justice, which he views as a core necessity for Black progress in America. But as this award-winning columnist, author of four books, college p ...

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