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Pray on God’s Time, Not Yours

By James Washington Special to the NNPA From The Dallas Weekly Pray on God’s Time, Not Yours If you’re like me, prayer is a subject that keeps popping up because sometimes out of sheer habit, I keep doing it. Intellectually I understand its purpose and its benefit. But sometimes I get lost in the reality of whom and under what circumstances, I’m moved to pray. It’s then that I want my prayers answered on my ...

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Study Reveals African Diet Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer

Study Reveals African Diet Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer Consumption of an African diet for only two weeks may reduce the risk of colon cancer, according to a University of Pittsburgh study published in Nature Communications. Researchers selected 20 African Americans in Pittsburgh and 20 rural South Africans to switch diets for two weeks. The Americans ate an African diet high in fiber and low in fat with ple ...

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‘Credit Invisible’ Blacks and Latinos

          By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist ‘Credit Invisible’ Blacks and Latinos When it comes to consumer finance, traditional lenders usually review credit scores before reaching a decision. In general, the higher a consumer’s credit score is, the lower the cost of credit they will pay. Conversely, the lower one’s credit score, the higher the cost of credit and interest will lik ...

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The Case for Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

                  James Clingman Columnist The Case for Student Loan Debt Forgiveness By the time you read this article, millions of college students will have graduated and be looking for jobs, many will be going on to grad school and millions will suddenly be faced with paying off college loans or contemplating obtaining a loan for graduate studies. Neither opt ...

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ComEd, Chicago Park District help Chicago #SwitchOnSummer2015

ComEd, Chicago Park District help Chicago #SwitchOnSummer2015   Chicago has officially made the switch to summer! ComEd and the Chicago Park District recently turned on Buckingham Fountain with a celebration of live entertainment and fun for all ages. In addition to educational activities and membership raffles hosted by participating partners – including the Museum of Science & Industry, Shedd Aqu ...

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Cambridge School Transforms Old Fairy Tales Into Modern Musical

Cambridge School Transforms Old Fairy Tales Into Modern Musical The Cambridge School of Chicago perform a special musical rendition of “Pinocchio” as part of their Eighth Annual Spring Production entitled “Once Upon A Time…With A Twist!” Each class in the school showcased their talent with a unique performance of a classic Disney Fairy Tale. The show, choreographed by Rhea A. Henderson, featured costumes an ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Who Is The Enemy?

          Naimah Latiff Columnist THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Who Is The  Enemy?   When the subject of gun violence comes up, a spirited conversation ensues in which opposing sides debate who is at fault and what should be the remedy. Anti-gun activists say that we need to stop the sale of guns, because too many deadly weapons are getting into the hands of criminals. Pro-gun activists ...

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Myth of the ‘Absent’ Black Dad Refuted

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Myth of the ‘Absent’ Black Dad Refuted Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The report covers a sample of sample of 10,403 men aged 15–44 years from 2006-2010. It is tr ...

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Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities – (Resource Spotlight)

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Mission   MOPD promotes total access, full participation and equal opportunity for people with disabilities of all ages in all aspects of life. It seeks to accomplish this mission through a multi-faceted approach that includes systemic change, education and training, advocacy and direct services. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to ...

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Michelle Obama: A Life “Here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely First Lady in modern American history... The journey winds from the intricacies of her upbringing as the highly focused daughter of a gregarious water-plant worker afflicted with MS to the tribulations she faces at Princeton University and Harvard ...

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