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Atlanta Christian Rapper LeCrae Claims No. 1 Spot on iTunes With ‘Church Clothes Vol. 2′

by Dion Rabouin Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Daily World If the iTunes charts are to be believed, Atlanta-based holy hip hop MC LeCrae’s “Church Clothes Vol. 2” mixtape is the best selling digital album in the US. The sequel to 2012’s “Church Clothes” was released this week and is available for free on download sites like Datpiff.com. But supporters of LeCrae’s mission and music are snapping up the ...

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Racism Costs the U.S. Billions Every Year

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Closing the income gap between Whites and minorities, would boost earnings by 12 percent, an economic windfall of $1 trillion, for a nation burdened by debt and an anemic job market, according to a recent study by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Altarum Institute. The study titled, “The Business Case for Racial Equity” looks at the legac ...

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Student Success Hinges on Parental Involvement

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “Every parent wants their child to achieve, thrive and succeed. Too often though, negative perceptions of children of color and their parents can influence the ability of parents and children to get the supports they need.” - Chanelle P. Hardy, Executive Director, National Urban League Washington Bureau In recent years, the debate about ways to close the achievement gap and ...

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Letter to editor: Apostle John T. Abercrombie Defends His Work As A Pastor, Businessman And Advocate For The West Side

Letter to editor: In response to the incendiary and blatantly misleading front-page story in the Oct. 20 Chicago Tribune, I feel compelled to explicate my answers and provide the other side to this very one-sided article. As one who grew up in the Austin community, I have always been alarmed about the economic conditions and plight of the residents. As a pastor for over 23 years, I am deeply motivated to mi ...

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Obama on Defensive over Healthcare Glitches

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Under unrelenting attacks –including from Democratic supporters – President Obama and White House officials continue to struggle as they try to blunt criticism that that President Obama stretched the truth in describing coverage options for consumers who already had health insurance before the roll out of healthcare.gov and the individual ma ...

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Black Nativity

Forest Whitaker, playing a no-nonsense reverend, is joined by Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and other leading stars in a modern adaptation of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes’ classic Off-Broadway production. Presented by Fox Searchlight Pictures, the holiday musical drama follows a Baltimore teen named Langston (Jacob Latimore) sent by his single mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson) to N ...

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November 2 – 6th Annual CHA “Operation Warm” Coat distribution Event and Resource Fair UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. CHA is partnering for the sixth year in a row with the national non-profit Operation Warm to distribute 10,000 brand new, free winter coats to children living in public housing developments and participants of the Housing Choice Voucher program. November 4 – Community Out ...

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About That Car

By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The Hyundai Elantra makes you ask is the glass half empty or half full. For the road test, we had the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe SE. The car had not one option, thus the price was a very affordable $20,615. And to answer the question posed earlier, the glass is half full – well actually it is full. The only downside of the car; it was nowhere near as fast as it looked. There ...

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Jesus My Strengh, My Hope On Thee I Cast My Cares…

  By: Apostle/Prophet Emanuel Dada. David and Goliath (the giant).  The little shepherd boy defeated the proud giant.  Oh! If God be for us who can be against us; when God is sought there is no mountain we cannot climb, no river (no matter how deep) we cannot cross.  Certainly no high wall blockade (wall of Jericho) can stop us; for we trust in the great living Jehovah God to pull us through. Greetings my d ...

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