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Warring With The War on Drugs

By Maya Rhodan Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, declared a war on the War on Drugs last week, saying it is fine to end the failed public policy. “The War on Drugs is a racially biased policy and strategy. It is the new Jim Crow,” Daniels said. “We come today to claim that we’ve suffered enough…it’s time to bring an end to a ...

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Keep Hope Alive with a new War on Poverty

By Jesse Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist Only a couple of weeks ago, as the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful “I Have a Dream” speech, I was reminded of the Rev. King’s last birthday, in January 1968. He combined it with work — a staff meeting, planning for the multiracial Poor People’s March, where we made plans to occupy the National M ...

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Shooting of Unarmed Black in N.C. called ‘Murder’

By Cash Michaels Special from to the NNPA from The Carolinian CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP says the tragic death of an unarmed Black man at the hands of a White Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer nearly two weeks ago was not voluntary manslaughter as formally charged, but “murder.” Rev. Kojo Nantambu, chapter president, said, “This [police officer], to me, executed th ...

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The Grand Re-Opening of the McDonald’s on Madison and Lavergne

By: Jazmyne Walker WCW Staff Writer The McDonald’s restaurant at 5015 W. Madison Street has been restored, refurbished and revamped.  State and local officials, lawmakers, and residents attended the unveiling of the remodeled business Friday, Sept 6 followed by the grand re-opening on Sept 7. The over $2 million establishment is the first McDonald’s on the west side to get this change.  The original McDonal ...

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Congress is Eating Away at Food Stamps

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Steven and Laurie, a White married couple that lives near Richmond, Va., work at a big box store.  She is a cashier; he works in the storeroom.  Each earns about $9 an hour but neither works 40 hours a week.  Indeed, they are lucky to pull 40 hours a week combined.  Sometimes weeks they are fortunate enough to pull 45 hours a week between them.  Some weeks their combined ...

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The Guerilla Board-Up Project Gradually Circulates the North Lawndale Community

By: Jazmyne Walker WCW Staff Writer Throughout the entire city unoccupied buildings are being boarded-up leaving residents in the area without a clue on how these buildings will be occupied in the future.  While people wait, the Guerilla Bureau Board-Up Project has been giving them something to look forward to. The Guerrilla Board-Up Project is a mission being carried out by the Firehouse Community Arts Cen ...

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Chicago State hosts 19th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser featuring Motown legend, Smokey Robinson

19th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser featuring Motown legend. Tickets available NOW! The Chicago State University Foundation (CSUF) will host their 19th Annual Fundraising event, An Evening with Smokey Robinson on Thursday, September 19 on the CSU campus. The scholarship fundraising concert, emceed by Windy City Live’s Val Warner, will take place at the Jones Convocation Center (JCC) beginning at 8 p.m. (Door ...

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Maleness to Manhood: The Reclamation of the Young Black Man

By: Jazmyne Walker WCW Staff Writer    Chicago has been finding ways to respond to the ruthless violence occurring in the city.  This month a group of talented men have chosen a different approach to these concerns.  Maleness to Manhood: Reclamation of the Young Black Man is a month-long art exhibit happening at the Southside Community Arts Center (SSCAC), 3831 S. Michigan Ave.  45 noted male artists, all m ...

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Crimes Against Black Humanity

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist We talk a lot about criminal justice and crime in the streets, especially among Black people.  Mass incarceration of Black men, disparate sentencing, private prisons, legal slavery inside prisons based on the 13th Amendment, and all the other plagues that beset us vis-à-vis our criminal justice system and prison industrial complex, dominate our conversations.  But, there is ...

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From a Successful Law Firm to a Booming Tea Business

By: Jazmyne Walker WCW Staff Writer A southern sweetness that cannot be forgotten but just enough zing added to let you know that it’s real; Magnolia Spice Teas is a healthy, all natural beverage alternative, uniquely flavored, and ready to drink. Unlike most other ready to drink teas which are made from liquid concentrate and water, Magnolia Spice Teas are kettle-brewed from black or green tea leaves and o ...

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