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Jackson Outraged by High Tech Firms

Jesse Jackson says it is “outrageous” that high tech firms based in Silicon Valley hire so few women and people of color. “Rainbow PUSH successfully challenged companies to release their workforce diversity data.  We researched the racial and gender composition in their boardrooms, C-suites and workforce.  The data is undeniable, and underscores the systemic under-representation of Blacks, Latinos, and wome ...

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Married To My Passport – Prissi’s Corner

  By: Priscilla Powell  Columnist The holidays are notorious for catching up with family you may not have seen in a while. I love the gatherings, the food and drink, the bid whist battles, and the ability to practice my photography skills. What the holiday season can completely miss me with is the badgering from young and old relatives and family friends about my marital status.  Reminders that I am pu ...

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  On December 12, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) ratified a resolution titled “Supporting the Diversification of Tech Industry’s Empowerment” which calls on tech companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter and others to diversify their workforces through more robust outreach to minority communities. The resolution was sponsored by Reps. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC), John King (SC), Carl ...

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Rev Ira Acree to speak at Black Lives Matter Solidarity Walk in Oak Park

Oak Park Faith Institutions to Hit the Streets in Protest Austin pastor and anti-violence activist, Rev. Ira Acree will exit his Sunday morning church service early to join leaders and members of the faith communities of Oak Park, River Forest and  Forest Park in that community’s Solidarity walk and rally for those who suffer and experience injustice. The people of faith will gather in their houses of worsh ...

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BJ Market Hosts Holiday Dinner Giveaway to Community

By Naimah Latif Contributing Writer   Father Michael Pfleger of The Faith Community of St. Sabina;Terry Peterson, CTA Chairman of the Board; State Rep. Jacqueline Collins (D-36) and Andrea Zopp, President of the Chicago Urban League join with volunteers and BJ’s Market and Bakery employees to distribute free meals to community residents on Tuesday December 16, 2014, as part of Operation Hope.     Photo ...

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Family Plans Funeral Instead of Birthday Celebration

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer Demario Bailey  Instead of celebrating a birthday, the Bailey Family will be planning the funeral of yet another young black man murdered in the streets of Chicago. As of Tuesday, four suspects have been charged in the senseless murder of 15-year-old Demario Bailey. Demario was killed while protecting his twin brother  Demacio from attackers under a dark viaduct at 63rd and so ...

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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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