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Home-Ownership Declines As Number Of Renters Grows

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Despite some signs of housing recovery America remains a nation burdened by high housing costs, according to a new report from Harvard University. The report, State of the Nation’s Housing 2012, finds some signs of recovery in the housing market in spite of continuing concerns about foreclosures and the border economy. Whether renting or buying a home, the number of househ ...

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Chicago is The Ultimate “Too City”

By Marshall Hatch, Senior Pastor New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church [caption id="attachment_1395" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Left to Right Kenneth Ayers, Ke'nya Ayer And Jacorey Allen"][/caption] Chicago is fast reclaiming the title of America ’s capital of murder and mayhem.  In the last three weekends, the city had over one-hundred shootings and eighteen murders. Chicago has becom ...

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Blogging While Brown

by Bobbi Booker Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune Philadelphia was the site of this weekend’s fifth annual “Blogging While Brown” conference at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Old City. Since its launch in 2008, “Blogging While Brown” has grown to become the premier blogging conference dedicated to education, collaboration, and innovation among bloggers of color. Gathering together some ...

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Florida is Again the Laughing Stock of America

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist When it comes to national elections, no state makes a bigger fool of itself than Florida. The Sunshine state was at the center of an 1876 controversy over the presidential election between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel L. Tilden. By throwing out many votes cast by Blacks, Florida was able to give Hayes a one-vote margin in the Electoral College although ...

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Obama Needs To Run Against Congress

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist If President Obama wants to win in November he will have to run against the Republican Congress.  He will actually not need to spend his time on Romney.  When you have people like former President Jimmy Carter suggesting that Romney is not that bad, you have a message problem and one that may not be resolvable in the short-term.  On the other hand, as a few people have s ...

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“DANCE” Therapy for the Soul

Women in Dance Therapy brought together women from all ages (20 to 88 years of age) Every 7 seconds an act of Domestic Violence occurs, every 2 minutes and act of sexual assault occurs. 1 in 4 teens are or will be victims of Domestic Violence. 7 of 10 adult women are or will be a victim of Domestic Violence. The City of Chicago Police Department along receives over 200,000 calls for service daily, 604 of th ...

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The Green Line Experience

By Talei Thompson I was riding the Green Line train on the subway the other day, south bound headed to Bronzeville, when I noticed two beautiful sisters boarding the train. Mind you, I do have a sweet spot for beautiful voluptuous sisters but, this time it wasn’t the beauty that captured my attention. It wasn’t the dark chocolate covered skin of one, nor the sensual curvaceous figure of the other that had t ...

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The Underemployed Also Struggle to Survive

By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent NNPA News Service WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The woman selling you lottery tickets at 7-11 could be an engineer with multiple degrees. The guy bagging your groceries may have earned a six-figure salary in the not-too-distant past. Welcome to underemployment, the new norm in America. As of April, there are nearly 8 million adults in this country who are underemployed, defin ...

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Letter To The Editor: Nato 2012

I have several concerns regarding the front page story, “NATO Summit 2012”. In the article, it is stated that the Summit ended up being a, “two day traffic inconvenience” and, “generated over $100 million dollars in...revenue”. Where did this figure come from? As many Chicagoans can attest, downtown was devoid of people during the Summit, countless businesses were closed or covered with boards and thousands ...

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Foundations Help to Reshape Plight and Images of Images of Black Males

By Kimberly N. Alleyne Special to the NNPA News Service from America’s Wire WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Concerned about the plight of African-American men and boys, several philanthropic organizations have launched initiatives to improve opportunities for them to succeed. Some programs address the structural bias that leaves these men more likely to be incarcerated, jobless and disproportionately affected by other ...

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