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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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Media’s Portrayal of Black Youth Contributes to Racial Tension

By: Joshunda Sanders Special to the NNPA News Service From Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Mainstream media often portray African-American youths, especially Black men and boys, as criminals, crime victims and predators. These stereotypes, according to social justice advocates, can create a racially-charged atmosphere that results in violence such as the shooting dea ...

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50% of Wrongfully Accused are Black

By Freddie Allen Washington Correspondent NNPA News Service WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On October 24, 1974 an unidentified man robbed and raped  a pregnant Wayne State University student in a bathroom on campus. The student later picked 19 year-old Edward George Carter, out of a photo lineup that contained multiple pictures of the Black teen. None of the physical evidence  –  fingerprints, semen and seminal fluid ...

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NATO SUMMIT 2012 in Chicago

Chicago has long been thought of as the “Second City”, the “City of Big Shoulders”. After successfully hosting the 2012 NATO Summit, “Chicagoland” has been introduced to the world as first class, and more than capable of handling large scale diverse events. The Chicago Police along with officers from more than 23 other agencies including the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security shouldered the ...

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