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Apple to Donate Nearly $50 Million to HBCUs to Spur STEM

Apple to Donate Nearly $50 Million to HBCUs to Spur STEM Students supported by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which focuses on public, historically black colleges and universities. (Photo courtesy of Apple)   Some of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) will soon benefit from a multi-year, multi-million-dollar effort to increase the pipeline of women, minorities, and veteran ...

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ACLU report: Chicago Stop and Frisk Aimed at Minority Residents

ACLU report: Chicago Stop and Frisk Aimed at Minority Residents Stop And Frisk   Chicago police are now among the nation’s leaders in the use of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” practice, replacing New York City which had been notorious for the technique. That startling finding is at the core of a new report issued today by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois on the practice by the Chicago ...

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Car Review – Lexus GS 350 F Sport

Car Review - Lexus GS 350 F Sport After more than a week, it felt like we drove the Lexus GS 350 F Sport sedan through every one of the 600 square miles that comprise this city. And we only found a few irks to complain about. Actually, we drove the Lexus GS 350 F Sport to New Orleans and back here. After 10 days and almost 1,000 miles, we came away with a healthy respect for the road worthiness of the midsi ...

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Below-the-Belt Attacks on the Obama

Below-the-Belt Attacks on the Obama By: George Curry NNPA COLUMNIST No United States president has been more disrespected than Barack Obama – and his family. The hatred for the nation’s first African American president is so deep that all but seven Republicans in the U.S. Senate were willing to write a letter to Iran that amounted to treason on a grand scale. In an effort to derail talks that would limit Ir ...

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The Chicago Reckoning

By Jesse Jackson NNPA Columnist   The Chicago Reckoning Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 million-plus campaign war chest, largely funded by 100 or so major donors, and mobilizes wall-to-wall advertising and a professional campaign team. Yet ...

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BYRON Allen Lawsuit : ComCast Pay Least Expensive Negro

ComCast Pay Least Expensive Negro RATHER THAN DO BUSINESS WITH BLACK MEDIA COMPANIES BY CHARLES ROUGHY STAFF WRITER Legendary TV talk show host, founder of Entertainment Studios,  and self made Media Mogul Byron Allen is calling out Al Sharpton, President Obama, as well as some of the most powerful media entities in the world in a battle over racial discrimination in media buying. In an interview on  HuffPo ...

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Rev. Willie T. Barrow – Loss of a Civil Rights Icon

REV. WILLIE T. BARROW THE LITTLE WARRIOR DEC. 7, 1924- MAR. 12, 2015 LOSS OF A CIVIL RIGHTS ICON Rev. Willie T. Barrow died last Thursday at the age of 90. Rev. Barrow was a long time fighter on the front lines of the civil rights movement, working for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., participating in the 1963 March on Washington and in later years focusing concern on Chicago’s gun violence. Reverend Willie ...

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Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels

By: Jazelle Hunt NNPA COLUMNIST Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever,” published by the Center for Economic Policy Research, a Washington-based think ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Fighting Over A Man: Will It Gain You Respect?

            By: Naimah Latif Columnist THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Fighting Over A Man:  Will It Gain You Respect? “That’s MY man!” Well, you can’t actually own another human being. People aren’t property that you can attach a monetary value to in order to buy and sell. They’re not pets you can keep locked in the house or chained to the fence outside. Every person has a right to choos ...

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Wala Cam TV Spotlight – Flyboi Scone

Wala Cam TV Spotlight - Flyboi Scone   As you get to know the city of Chicago, you can’t help but realize that there is plenty of talent, and ambition in these streets. Growing up in the city of Chicago is actually an asset when you come across individuals such as Demarcus Rogers, also known as “Flyboi Scone”. Born in the city of Chicago, he has been well aware of his big hip hop inspirations since an ...

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