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Manifesto Reveals Racist Mindset of Charleston, S.C. Killer

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent Manifesto Reveals Racist Mindset of Charleston, S.C. Killer   Modern history classes instill a subconscious White superiority complex in Whites and an inferiority complex in blacks. This White superiority complex that comes from learning how we dominated other peoples is also part of the problem I have just mentioned. But of course I dont deny that ...

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Emanuel AME and the Buoyancy of Hope

              By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Emanuel AME and the Buoyancy of Hope   Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his fellow congregants of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. gathered as usual in the historic edifice June 17 for their Wednesday evening prayer service. They came, as always, to refresh their religious faith, to te ...

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Hastert Indictment Spotlights Republican Hypocrisy

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Hastert Indictment Spotlights Republican Hypocrisy Jolene Burdge told ABC that Hastert molested her brother, Stephen Reinboldt, all through high school. At the time, Hastert was the wrestling coach and Reinboldt was the student equipment manager at Yorkville High School in Illinois.” The indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the disclosure that he may have b ...

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Black Graduates Face a Tough Job Market

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Columnist  Black Graduates Face a Tough Job Market Things have improved from the depths of the Great Recession, but for young workers, it’s still going to be slow going.”   College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still face a tough climb. That climb will be especially difficult for Black college graduates ...

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RTW Veterans Center Offers A house, A Hand To Homeless Vets

RTW Veterans Center Offers A house, A Hand To Homeless Vets What does it feel like to risk your life in battle for your country on foreign soil only to come home and discover you have no home to come to? Homeless veterans shared their stories of painful struggle and their overwhelming gratitude for the RTW Veteran Center on this past Memorial Day during a celebration held on the lot adjacent to the RTW Vete ...

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‘Stupid’ Infrastructure Neglect

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist ‘Stupid’ Infrastructure Neglect When Amtrak Northeast Regional Train #188 derailed on May 12, federal budget observers wondered if the underfunding of our nation’s fraying infrastructure was at least partly responsible for the deaths of eight people and the injuries to more than 200. Despite these questions, House Republicans voted to reduce President Obama’s request for ...

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Legalized Torture of Prisoners

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Legalized Torture of Prisoners Freddie Gray is neither the first, nor will he be the last person to die in police custody. According to a 2011 report from the Department of Justice, 4,813 people died in police custody between 2003 and 2009 (the most recent data, reported in 2011). However, not every state reports their data, so the number is probably higher. A new report ...

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Challenging Economic Racism in America-Part II

                  By: Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA COLUMINST   Challenging Economic Racism in America-Part II There are many different manifestations of racism in America and throughout the world. But there is not a more insidious form of racism in the United States today than “economic racism.” Some scholars on the historical etymology of the term racism ha ...

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Criminalizing Poverty Is Big Business

            BY: Marian Wright NNPA COLUMNIST Criminalizing Poverty Is Big Business The recent Department of Justice report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Mo. put a much needed spotlight on how a predatory system of enforcement of minor misdemeanors and compounding fines can trap low-income people in a never-ending cycle of debt, poverty, and jail. This included outr ...

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Tri-Star Gymnastics

Tri-Star Gymnastics History   Founded by Coaches Kris Wright, Willie Washington and Lynn Allen and later joined by Margie Gilchrist, Tri-Star Gymnastics is a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization that has been offering instruction in gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline to children and families from Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and Chicagoland area since 1987. Tri-Star offers many recreational g ...

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