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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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President Obama’s Visit Draws 150 Thousand To Selma March

  By: Naimah Latif STAFF WRITER President Obama’s Visit Draws 150 Thousand To Selma March President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s presence in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches is said to be the catalyst for an estimated 150,000 participants in the highly publicized event, known as the reenactment of “Bloody Sunday.” Sunday, March 8, mar ...

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Harpo Studio Closes After 26 Years

  Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago-based Harpo Studios will close its doors after 26 years. The 26-year-old company that spurred the revitalization of the West loop surrounding areas is transitioning to the OWN headquarters in Los Angeles. The Chicago lease continues through April 2016, however Winfrey and her key executives intend to stop the back-and-forth routine and commit to California. The Harpo studio mo ...

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Report: Incarceration Shows Little to No Effect on Crime

Report: Incarceration Shows Little to No Effect on Crime In the last two decades mass incarceration, a system that has a disproportionate negative impact on the Black community, has had little to no effect on crime, according to a new report. The United States accounts for about 5 percent of the world’s population and one-quarter of the world’s incarcerated population, “nine to ten times that of many Europe ...

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Racial Disparities in Early Childhood Hurts U.S.

  Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist throughout society, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP), Early childhood encompasses birth through 3 years old, and children of color are already the majority in this as-yet-unnamed generation. The report, titled, “Investing in Infants and Toddlers to ...

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19 Aldermanic Runoffs

19 Aldermanic Runoffs               Mayoral race I headed or runoff on April 7, and so are 19 aldermanic ward races. A runoff occurs when no candidate earns more than 50 percent of the votes. The two candidates with the most votes in each race will be on the ballot in April 7, 2015.   Here are the wards with confirmed or apparent runoffs: 2nd Ward Alyx Pattison – 24% ...

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FATS DOMINO

FATS DOMINO Throughout his career until this present day, Fats Domino can only be considered a bonafide rhythm-and-blues superstar. Fats Domino became one of the very first rock-and-roll musicians to define the “New Orleans sound.” Antoine Fats Jr, also known as  “Fats Domino” was born February 26, 1928, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He began performing in clubs in his teenage years. His first recording, “The ...

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Muslim Lives Matter, Too

By: Bill Fletcher NNPA COLUMNIST   Within days of the murders of three Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C., a crazed gunman shot several people in Copenhagen, allegedly targeting an illustrator who caricaturized the Prophet Muhammad. One could not have contrasted the media’s response more starkly. In the case of the Chapel Hill killings, it took a near Twitter uprising to gain the attention of the mainstream ...

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Emanuel vs Garcia Run-Off April 7th

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Emanuel vs Garcia Run-Off April 7th Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Face  Jesus “Chuy” Garcia In An April Run-off Election Despite the frigid, below-freezing temperatures, on Election Day incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his four challengers, Bob Fioretti, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, William “Dock” Walls and Dr. Willie Wilson, all hit the ground running, doing radio interviews, phone canvassing ...

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