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The Many Faces of Rachel Dolezal

By Jose Cassola Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times The Many Faces of Rachel Dolezal     Rachel Dolezal’s 15 minutes of fame isn’t up just yet. Since news first broke last week that the now former head of the Spokane NAACP chapter in Washington portrayed herself as Black — even though she was born white — people have not stopped talking about her. And she has not stopped talking about herself ...

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Lynch’s Installation as AG Overshadowed by Charleston Tragedy

By FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA Columnist Lynch’s Installation as AG Overshadowed by Charleston Tragedy     On the same day that Loretta Lynch was sworn-in as the 83rd attorney general of the United States using a Bible that belonged to Frederick Douglass, nine church members were shot to death as they studied the Bible at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the oldest A.M.E. chu ...

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Whites Still Live in ‘State of Denial’ on Race

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Whites Still Live in ‘State of Denial’ on Race     Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley is fond of saying, “Slavery was America’s original sin, and racism remains its unresolved dilemma.” But the unwillingness to face up to the raw racism that led to the murder of nine African Americans attending Bible study at a church in Charleston, S.C. proves that the problem is m ...

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Chicago Celebrates At St. Sabina Block Party Sponsored By Spike Lee

Chicago Celebrates At St. Sabina Block Party Sponsored By Spike Lee   When he graduated from Morehouse in 1979, we presented him with a Director’s chair,” recalled 1981 Morehouse alumni and former Morehouse Student Body President, Rev Tyrone Crider, now Pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Chicago. “How prophetic was that?” Spike Lee had already given his classmates a glimpse of his skills with so ...

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Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken Opens In Bronzeville

Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken Opens In Bronzeville     Despite raining weather, patrons lined up from one end of the store to the other to enjoy the taste of Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken at the grand opening of its new South Side location at 737 E. 47th Street held on Saturday, June 12. West Siders have long enjoyed the southern fried goodness of Uncle Remus, now South Side fans can enjoy thi ...

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STEM Majors Awarded $25,000 Per Year for College

By FRANK S. WASHINGTON NNPA SENIOR Washington CORRESPONDENT STEM Majors Awarded $25,000 Per Year for College   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Morgan Grayned opened the envelope from the Buick Achievers’ scholarship program and learned that she would receive $24,000 a year to attend college, she screamed and danced and ran around her house with the letter. She posted it on Facebook. Her mom called the scholar ...

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Blacks ‘Segregated’ in Low-Paying Retail Jobs

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Blacks ‘Segregated’ in Low-Paying Retail Jobs   More than 1.9 million Black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for Black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization, Demos, finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality a ...

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Waters Calls for Increased Transparency in HUD’s Reverse Mortgage Program

Maxine Waters Waters Calls for Increased Transparency in HUD’s Reverse Mortgage Program Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), ranking member of the Committee on Financial Services, is calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide meaningful relief and increased transparency for seniors participating in its reverse mortgage program, known as the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program (HEC ...

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CHIRAQ: More Than Just a Nickname, a Shameful and Tragic Reality for Many

CHIRAQ: More Than Just a Nickname,  a Shameful and Tragic Reality for Many For me, that is my reality. It is an irony that I would send a son to settle someone else’s freedom and lose my other son in a free country—it’s real...” - Brenda Mitchell   A new movie, second term for mayor and summer approaching has all eyes on Chicago’s politicians, police, people, and body count   On Monday, May 18, Rahm Emanuel ...

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Obama Bans Distribution of Military-Grade Equipment to Local Police

Obama Bans Distribution of Military-Grade Equipment to Local Police President Obama this week announced steps to demilitarize local police, limiting and outright banning access to certain weapons. The President made the announcement in Camden, N.J., May 18 during remarks about the administration’s broader efforts on law enforcement reform. “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling ...

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