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Employment Outlook for Black Males Improving

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent Last month’s Black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the White unemployment rate (4.8 percent), but when it comes to key measures in the labor market, Blacks and Latinos have experienced greater gains than Whites over the past year, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Valerie Wilson, the director of th ...

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Loretta Lynch Nominated as Next U.S. Attorney General

Political Spotlight       Special to NNPA The New York Amsterdam News President Barack Obama nominates U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General replacing Eric Holder. The announcement was made at the White House on Saturday. In his remarks, the President said Lynch was more than qualified for the job. “Throughout her 30-year career, she has distinguished herself as tough, as fair, ...

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CHA Now Accepting Applications

CHA Now Accepting Applications Deadline Monday, November 24, 2014 www.chawaitlist.org The Chicago Housing Authority has opened its waiting lists to new applicants, and for the first time, Chicagoans can apply for three wait list lotteries using one online registration form. CHA officials expect more than 250,000 Chicagoans to apply for spots on the three waiting list: one for public housing, another for hou ...

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Columbia College Students Get Advice from Music Experts

Columbia College Students Get Advice from Music Experts Columbia College students got a treat when Atlantic Records recording artist B.o.B was apart of the ‘No Genre Music’ Seminar on campus. Hosted by WGCI on air personalities, Tony Scofield and Columbia College graduate, Demi Lobo it was a ‘standing room’ only as students packed the intimate theaters. There was a great deal of knowledge shared as panelist ...

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Afraid of Dark Premieres at Chicago Cultural Center

Afraid of Dark Premieres at Chicago Cultural Center             ImageNation Cinema Foundation and the Illinois Humanities Council will co-present Chicago premier of Afraid of Dark at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater (77 E. Randolph St.) on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM. The event is free. Attendees rvsp at http://www.imagenation.us/. Afraid of Dark ...

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Time for Black Democrats to Switch

By: George Curry NNPA COLUMNIST       The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican Party. That  would be tantamount to drinking Jim Jones Kool-Aid (Young people, Go ...

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FCC Approves Sale of KLJB-TV to Marshall Broadcasting

Special to the NNPA from Los Angeles                 Pluris Marshall, JR.   Federal regulators have approved the sale of a FOX TV affiliate in Quad Cities, Iowa to longtime media executive Pluria Marshall, Jr., president and CEO of Houston-based Marshall Broadcasting Group (MBG), officials have announced. Marshall, also publisher of Wave Publications Group in Los ...

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Michael Jordan, King James and Sneaker Dough

By: Everett Glenn NNPA Guest Columnist                             There’s a runninng debate in basketball that Michael Jordan made winners out of the players around him in Chicago, while LeBron James had to go join other winners in Miami to become a winner. The debate rages on, and the question will not be answered definitively until LeB ...

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Mr. Fletcher: The Passing of a Retail Pioneer

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer Mr. Fletcher: The Passing of a Retail Pioneer                 Mr. Fletcher: Cake to Fletchers One Stop for 10 years of support to Rap a Lot Records. (courtesy of Kelly Robinson) The music world has lost another major pioneer in the music and entertainment business; this time a man who has helped shaped the retail business in Chicago an ...

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Judge Marianne Jackson appointed to 7th Subcircuit

By: Amanda Ward Staff Writer                                                 Judge Jackson served as an associate judge from 1997 until 2014. She ran for election to the Cook County 7th Subcircuit in 2014 but was defeated in the primary. Many of the Judge Jackson supporters (Team Jackson) ...

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