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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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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 www.ndigo.com 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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