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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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In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race

In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race Being poor can have a bigger impact on your health than your race, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute. “Income is a driving force behind the striking health disparities that many minorities experience,” stated a recent report by the Urban Institute, a research group originally founded in 1968 to study the programs associated with the War on Pov ...

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Students Inspire Adults With Historic Speeches

By:Naimah Latif Staff Writer Students Inspire Adults With Historic Speeches   Judge Stanley Hill (front, center) sits with all the Chicago participants in the PUSH for Excellence Inspirational Speech Awards held Saturday April 25, 2015 at the Rainbow PUSH National Headquarters. Students from grades 1 through 12 were awarded prizes for memorizing and presenting profound speeches from historic and curren ...

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Vice President Biden Urges U of I Students To Speak Out Against Campus Sexual Assault

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Vice President Biden Urges U of I Students To Speak Out Against Campus Sexual Assault Vice President Joe Biden is presented an “Its On Us” T Shirt by students after his address on the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana campus. It’s On Us is a national campaign initiated by President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden which aims to end sexual assault on college campuses ...

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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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Heavenly Sistahs Expound On Brotherly Love

                    By Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist Queen Latifah and Keke Palmer: The “Brotherly Love” Interview  Keke Palmer is a multi-talented actress, singer, songwriter and talk show host who made her screen debut at the age of 10 in Barbershop 2 before landing a breakout role a couple of years later as the title character in Akeelah and the Be ...

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Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper   Through advancements in medical science, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases, like polio that once injured or killed millions of children, are no longer common in the U.S. The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases n ...

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Comedy Central Kevin Hart presents: Lil Rel RelEvent

Comedy Central Kevin Hart presents: Lil Rel  RelEvent It’s not everyday a kid from the westside of Chicago becomes the phenomenon he sets out to be. Family, faith and discipline played a major role in his success says Comedian Milton “Lil Rel” Howery.  After his recent accomplishments, all of the hard work has truly prepared him for what’s to come. He has shared the stage with many comedy greats, and always ...

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A Young Sister ‘Hashtagged’ Me Out of My Silo

                By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When a colleague dropped the line, “You can’t hashtag your way to freedom,” I loved it! I laughed out loud, and promised that I’d not borrow the line, but steal it because I was so enamored of it. I’ve used it quite a few times since then, and gotten my share of grins and guffaws. So I used it again and again, always ...

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