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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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The State of On-Screen Diversity

                By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist The State of On-Screen Diversity “She was never able, after her education in the movies, to look at a face and not assign it some category in the scale of absolute beauty, and the scale was one she absorbed in full from the silver screen.” – Toni Morrison, “The Bluest Eye,” 1970 From our television sets in our living ro ...

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Questions About CPS $20 Mil Contract

By Hermene Hartman How did it happen? How did Chicago Public Schools let a no-bid $20.5 million contract go to the SUPES Training Program in the first place? What’s not being said here? What was SUPES teaching to the principals, who mostly already have postgraduate degrees? Why aren’t management courses in the graduate educational curriculum in the first place? Chicago’s richest elite supports ...

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Facing ‘Officer Friendly’ While Black

Facing ‘Officer Friendly’ While Black  By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Without the video, North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael T. Slager would likely have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn’t see Officer Michael T. Slager have the, shall we say, presence of mind, to quickly retrieve what appears to be his Taser and plant it beside the lifeless body of Walter Lamar Scott. Without ...

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Controversy Over Videotaping Cops

  George E.  Curry Columnist Controversy Over Videotaping Cops Feidin Santana, the young Dominican immigrant who videotaped North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael Slager firing his gun eight times, killing Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man who was fleeing, was a hero. His quick decision to videotape the unfolding action on his telephone led to the arrest of Slager for murder. However, in some states ...

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The State of Black America Part 2, Jobs

The State of Black America Part 2, Jobs To Be Equal “The hardest work in the world is being out of work.” – Whitney M. Young, National Urban League President 1961-1971 By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist One of the advantages of my position as the president and CEO of the National Urban League is that I have both the opportunity and platform to speak to so many of our nation’s young people. I was presented wit ...

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All Eyes Fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 Election

All Eyes Fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 Election If the Black residents of Ferguson, Mo., want to radically reform the political climate that encouraged police to disproportionately ticket, fine and arrest them to collect revenue for the city coffers, they’ll have to do more than embrace non-violent acts of civil disobedience and peaceful protests – they will have to vote. In the north St. Louis suburb that is ...

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The State of Black America – Part 1, Education

The State of Black America – Part 1, Education “What the people want is very simple: they want an America as good as its promise.” - Texas Congresswoman Barbara C. Jordan There’s no other way to say it. Black America is in crisis. Over the past year, we have been bombarded with headlines that continue to drive home the longstanding challenges faced by Black and Brown communities in our nation.  From the kil ...

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