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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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Jobs Nightmare in Baltimore ’Hood

By: Julianne Malveaux NNPA COLUMNIST Jobs Nightmare in Baltimore ’Hood     What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?   Or fester like a sore – And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over – Like a syrupy sweet Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?    When Langston Hughes wrote of a dream deferred in his 1951 poem, “ ...

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CTU Not Happy With Lack Of Contract Extension

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer CTU Not Happy With Lack  Of Contract Extension Karen Lewis Mayor Rahm Emanuel The Chicago Teachers Union isn’t very happy,  they are being asked to take a 7% pay cut in their next contract. In  a statement issued Tuesday by CTU President Karen Lewis, it was indicated that this situation could lead to a tough negotiation and possibly a strike. CTU President Karen Lewis, who le ...

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Black Women Killed by Police are Ignored

          By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Black Women Killed by Police are Ignored   Alyana Stanley-Jones Rekia Boyd Tanisha Anderson Yvette Smith Black Women Killed by Police are Ignored You know their names – Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice – because these African American men were unarmed and killed by “law enforcement” officers. Their names have been part of a li ...

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Michael Eric Dyson vs. Cornel West

                    BY GEORGE E. CURRY COLUMNIST Cornell West Micheal Eric Dyson   Michael Eric Dyson vs. Cornel West It’s the academic version of the world heavyweight championship boxing matches between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in Zaire labeled “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the Philippine’s “Thriller in Manila.” Whatever label you attach to it, t ...

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Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General;

By STACEY M. BROWN SPECIAL TO THE NNPA: WASHINGTON Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General;  Loretta Lynch has spent much of her life fighting for the fair and equal justice that President Barack Obama called the foundation of the nation’s democracy. But, to Lynch and her supporters, her confirmation on Thursday, April 23 as the next attorney general may have seemed that it took a lifetime for the Senat ...

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Man gets rich abusing Link card system

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer GHOSHEH  Man gets rich abusing Link card system Wael S. Ghosheh, 46, has been charged with theft of government property, identity theft, money laundering, unauthorized use of food stamp benefits and wire fraud, all of which are felonies, records show. The 46 year old Ghosheh allegedly used more than 3000 link cards  to steal approximately 1 million dollars in Government Link f ...

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International: Strategy to Save Our Girls For A New World

                    By Naimah Latif Staff Writer Susana Sandoval, Saidia Murphy, Corin NewSense Frederick, Afrika Porter and Loveborn Alexander El, and Loveborn’s young daughter and her friend (front) said they were inspired and energized by the event Save Our Girls: A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman.  Photo by Naimah Latif   International: Strategy ...

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