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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, brou ...

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Black united fund: Night of Living Legends

            Bob Starks, Rose Daily, Robert Curry, Bill Lucy, and Robert Simpson with Torch Award. The Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc. held their 14th Annual Living Legends/Passing the Torch© Awards Gala Saturday, October 4. “Living Legend” Illinois State Senator of the 17th District, Donne Trotter, and entrepreneur, and top Allstate Insurance Agent, Louis Dodd, were among f ...

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WINDY CITY WORD WELCOMES EDITORIAL

 Tim Jackson Cartoonist About the Artist:  Nationally syndicated cartoonist Tim Jackson is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He came to Chicago to earn an art degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and settled here in Chicago as freelance cartoonist and graphic artist. Over the years Tim has created cartoons, illustrations and comic book art for a wide array of corporations, small business, p ...

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Critics were Right about Obama’s incompetence

By: Raymond Jackson NNPA COLUMNIST               During the past six years, some Republicans and conservatives have described President Obama and his administration as totally incompetent. I have harshly criticized those who would use such incendiary language because it showed total disrespect for the office of the presidency. Though I still think this language is totally ...

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Study and the Youth: Mentoring works!

by Jaimie McKinley Youth Contributing Writer   There are a great deal of children that suffer from the lack of support systems that could lead them in a positive direction, which often causes them to seek attention from things that may not be so good for them. With the hope of prevention from those negative behaviors, there are mentoring programs and mentors able and willing to help them through their ...

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                        Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes? Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of the ...

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Obama Talks Action

by Stephon Johnson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Barack Obama at the 2014 National Action Network convention (CHRIS GRIFFITHS PHOTO) “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act was passed into law nearly five decades ago,” said President Barack Obama at the National Action Network Convention last Friday. “The real voter fraud is peo ...

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Whitewashing Republican Support of Civil Rights

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist One of the best kept secrets over the past 50 years is that, proportionately, Republicans in Congress supported passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act by a much wider margin than Democrats. As CNN.com reported, “The Guardian’s Harry J. Enten broke down the vote, showing that more than 80% of Republicans in both houses voted in favor of the bill, compared with more th ...

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Obama Keeps Promise to Use ‘Power of the Pen’

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist During his State of the Union address, President Obama promised to use the power of his pen to achieve the policy objectives that Congress continues to block. After advocating fairness and being rebuffed by Congress, the president chose to use the power of his pen to require federal contractors to pay workers at least $10.10 per hour, or $21.800 per year. That puts a sing ...

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My Brothers Keeper: Obama Tries to Add Substance to Black Male Initiative

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – No one had seen President Obama more emotional than last week when announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative aimed at helping young Black men. He spoke from the heart, recounting the pain of not having his father in the home and not always putting his best foot forward. Attention now shifts from an emotional announcement to follow-up ...

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