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Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings

Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings   According to the AJS report, more than 40 percent of Black enrollees and more than half of White enrollees didn’t know which services were covered under their health plans and which services they would pay for out-of-pocket.   Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of Whites didn’t ...

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Leading Black Fraternity, Police Officer Face Million-Dollar Lawsuit

Leading Black Fraternity, Police Officer Face Million-Dollar Lawsuit By Khari Arnold Special to NNPA: Howard University News Service Kappa Alpha Psi, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious black fraternities is facing multi-million dollar lawsuits for hazing, the latest by a 45-year-old Washington man who claims he was paddled and beaten with a cane by members, including a Prince George’s County p ...

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Black Businesses Help Reduce Black Youth Crime

Black Businesses Help Reduce Black Youth Crime By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent One of the most powerful agents in curtailing Black youth crime in major cities is the presence of Black business owners, according to Karen Parker, professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware. “Not only have [criminologists] not looked at all the aspects of the urban economy by focusing on ...

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Broader Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders Receive Bipartisan Support

Broader Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders Receive Bipartisan Support By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent As the economy recovers and violent crime hits 30-year lows, lawmakers continue to trade in their tough on crime rhetoric for smarter measures, joining ex-offenders and workers rights advocates to advance fair hiring practices for the 70 million adults in the U.S. that have arrests or convic ...

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CSU Crowd Leans Toward Chuy In Televised Mayoral Forum

CSU Crowd Leans Toward Chuy In Televised Mayoral Forum By Naimah Latif Staff Writer It was rumored that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had changed his mind about coming, but at the end of the day, the Mayor stepped energetically to the stage to face the less than friendly crowd at Chicago State University which, moments earlier, had greeting Mayoral Candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with enthusiastic cheers. By now it’s no ...

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Congressional Democrats Introduce Bills to Restore Felon Voting Rights

  Congressional Democrats Introduce Bills to Restore Felon Voting Rights   In the Senate, the Democracy Restoration Act was introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), and Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), among others. The act would guarantee the right to vote in a federal election to every citizen unless they are incarcerated f ...

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Howard University Inaugurates 17th President

Changes at Historically Black University   When Wayne A.I. Frederick entered Howard University as a 16-year-old, small-framed freshman, he wasn’t viewed as a current student to some of his peers. He weighed 88 pounds, stood at 5 feet, 6 inches, and sometimes when he was introduced to his fellow students, he would be asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” After focusing in studies that eventu ...

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Aldermanic Challengers Accuse Incumbents of Ineffectiveness In Westside Aldermanic Forum

A spirited crowd cheered their favorite candidates and provoked an occasional reprimand by the moderator during a west side Aldermanic Candidates Forum held Saturday, March 21, 2015, sponsored by the West Side Women’s League of Voters. The forum, held at the Third Unitarian Church at 301 N. Mayfield, gave voters a chance to ask questions of the Aldermen and their challengers prior to the April 7th runoff el ...

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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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In Selma, Ala., Obama Proved that he is ‘Black Enough’

                  BY: GEORGE CURRY NNPA COLUMNIST   In Selma, Ala., Obama Proved that he is ‘Black Enough’   Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he Black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for an appearance at the 2008 annual convention of the National Association of ...

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