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A senior who cares

My name is Lillian Drummond and I have just celebrated my 93rd Birthday! I want to share my thoughts and what is dear to all of us, young and old, Our Rights! People have a right to vote for any party they choose and I respect that. BUT! What have any one of those billionaire Republicans ever done for any of our senior citizens, people with disabilities, low income, and young families with small children an ...

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Parents Show Power in Numbers – 15,000 parents and students attend first-ever citywide school fair

          ParentPowerChicago helps parents find the right fit for their children Nearly 15,000 parents and students are now better equipped to choose a school that is the best fit for them, following ParentPowerChicago’s historic Chicago School Fair at McCormick Place this past weekend. The two-day fair, created by an organization that is dedicated to supporting parents, brought tog ...

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A Mother’s Mission: Combating Domestic Violence

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer                                       It was a day that no mother or father ever wants to experience when they receive a call informing them that their child has been murdered. The moment that child enters the world; most parents take on the responsibility of protector, nurturer, p ...

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Ebola Enters America, Continues to Wreak Havoc in Africa

  According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola case fatality rate is around 50 percent, however rates have reached 90 percent in previous outbreaks. The incubation period from time of infection to manifestation of symptoms is 2 to 21 days. Typically, the infection is spread via direct contact through broken skin or mucous membranes. If one comes into contact with the bodily fluids such as swea ...

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Black Women Challenge NFL on Domestic Violence

By: Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist “We saw that all the people accused and arrested were Black men, yet the victims we always see put on TV are White women. We don’t want to see the league take the approach that their only obligation is to turn players over to the criminal justice system.” -Elsie Scott,Director-Ronald W. Walters Leadership & Public Policy Ctr. at Howard Univ. As the National Football Leagu ...

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Praise for New Rules on Racial Disparities in Schools

    BY: Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   Civil rights advocates praised the updated guidelines for addressing racial disparities in American public schools recently issued by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education and recommended additional measures to close the Black-White achievement gap. “The Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces T ...

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Keeping My Brother’s Keeper

By: Rep. Frederica S. Wilson NNPA COLUMNIST     All of us must do our part if we are to succeed in this monumental endeavor to help our children achieve their full potential. In 2012, 17-year-old Ivins Rosier broke into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody’s West Palm Beach home. Ivins shot Boody’s 5-year-old German Shepherd. Five days later, the dog was euthanized. That same year, 17-year- ...

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New Online Video Promotion Makes You A Star and Pays Cash Money

RazzmatazzTV.com’s $5 Holla program promotes businesses by offering a documentary style online video capturing their employees and customers experiencing their services or products.  The show’s creator, Darlene M. Washington states, “We are excited to offer new and innovative ways to enhance online promotion.  Click on ads fight for your attention. The $5 Holla is an entertaining online video show inside of ...

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Black Men Show Job Gains

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent                 The unemployment rate for Blacks fell from 11.4 percent to 11 percent and the labor force participation increased from 61 percent in August to 61.7 percent in September, largely because of short-term gains made by Black men, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though ...

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ASK ALMA – Want Back In

      Want Back In Dear Alma,  I’ve come to my senses and want to be back in the relationship I just left for no good reason. But I’m afraid my ex, who is very concerned with self-respect, will not allow herself to forgive me and get back with me again. How do I show that I’m prepared to do whatever it takes, until she feels comfortable taking me back?     I’d suggest you start a list of ...

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