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Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., said that since the 4th grade, he always knew that he wanted to grow up and fight for the communi ...

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IVY LEAGUE TUTORING

IVY LEAGUE TUTORING Ivy League Tutoring is Chicagoland’s only high-quality one-on-one tutoring agency. We have provided high quality tutoring for almost twenty-five years with Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Northwestern, West Point, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Stanford, M.I.T, Caltech, and University of Chicago educated tutors in all subjects, including Mathematics, Science, English, Reading, Social Science, F ...

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The Push to Eliminate Predatory Lending

The Push to Eliminate Predatory Lending By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of a letter signed by 500 consumer advocates from all 50 states, an unprecedented push for reining in abusive small-dollar, high-cost loans has engaged the White House and Capitol Hill. When an increasing number of Americans are striving to keep their financial houses in order, eliminating predatory lending is making ...

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Broader Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders Receive Bipartisan Support

Broader Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders Receive Bipartisan Support By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent As the economy recovers and violent crime hits 30-year lows, lawmakers continue to trade in their tough on crime rhetoric for smarter measures, joining ex-offenders and workers rights advocates to advance fair hiring practices for the 70 million adults in the U.S. that have arrests or convic ...

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All Eyes Fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 Election

All Eyes Fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 Election If the Black residents of Ferguson, Mo., want to radically reform the political climate that encouraged police to disproportionately ticket, fine and arrest them to collect revenue for the city coffers, they’ll have to do more than embrace non-violent acts of civil disobedience and peaceful protests – they will have to vote. In the north St. Louis suburb that is ...

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The State of Black America – Part 1, Education

The State of Black America – Part 1, Education “What the people want is very simple: they want an America as good as its promise.” - Texas Congresswoman Barbara C. Jordan There’s no other way to say it. Black America is in crisis. Over the past year, we have been bombarded with headlines that continue to drive home the longstanding challenges faced by Black and Brown communities in our nation.  From the kil ...

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CSU Crowd Leans Toward Chuy In Televised Mayoral Forum

CSU Crowd Leans Toward Chuy In Televised Mayoral Forum By Naimah Latif Staff Writer It was rumored that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had changed his mind about coming, but at the end of the day, the Mayor stepped energetically to the stage to face the less than friendly crowd at Chicago State University which, moments earlier, had greeting Mayoral Candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with enthusiastic cheers. By now it’s no ...

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WALA WORD – KING DB PUTTING IN WORK

WALA WORD King DB: PUTTING IN WORK The world of dance is very exciting and upbeat. In the City of Chicago, being a strong presence in the dance community is quite difficult when so few can truly appreciate the art. For King DB, being a strong presence has never been an issue. For years King DB has been all about performing, and putting his work out to be seen by everyone! King DB has always had an eye for t ...

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Apple to Donate Nearly $50 Million to HBCUs to Spur STEM

Apple to Donate Nearly $50 Million to HBCUs to Spur STEM Students supported by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which focuses on public, historically black colleges and universities. (Photo courtesy of Apple)   Some of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) will soon benefit from a multi-year, multi-million-dollar effort to increase the pipeline of women, minorities, and veteran ...

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Car Review: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

Car Review: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Cadillac has got something. Its two-seat version of the ATS sedan was slick, fun to drive and it had plenty of style. We test drove the 2015 ATS Coupe 3.6L RWD Premium. That translated into a 2+2 coupe with a 3.2-liter V6 that made 321 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain was quick, responsive t ...

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