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Chicago Set to Raise Minimum Wage to 13$

Chicago is one of the cities around the country that is attempting to bypass the state legislature and get a grip on this hot button political issue on its own. Earlier this year other cities such as Seattle voted to phase in a $15-per-hour wage. Portland, Maine, and Louisville are also reviewing the minimum wage issue. Some business owners and Republicans feel that raising the minimum wage will lead to job ...

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A Perverted View of Black on Black Crime

By: George Curry             In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that Blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After responding yes, he added: “But I think just as much if no ...

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Blacks Outraged – by Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

By:George Curry NNPA COLUMNIST             Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown and burning tempers and flames had subsided,  African American leaders were still expressing their disappointment in a criminal justice syst ...

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Loretta Lynch Nominated as Next U.S. Attorney General

Political Spotlight       Special to NNPA The New York Amsterdam News President Barack Obama nominates U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General replacing Eric Holder. The announcement was made at the White House on Saturday. In his remarks, the President said Lynch was more than qualified for the job. “Throughout her 30-year career, she has distinguished herself as tough, as fair, ...

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Judge Marianne Jackson appointed to 7th Subcircuit

By: Amanda Ward Staff Writer                                                 Judge Jackson served as an associate judge from 1997 until 2014. She ran for election to the Cook County 7th Subcircuit in 2014 but was defeated in the primary. Many of the Judge Jackson supporters (Team Jackson) ...

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MISSING PERSONS

TAURESHA THOMAS Last seen three weeks ago in the vicinity of 82nd & Ashland. If you have any information about the where a bouts of Tauresha Thomas                       Call The Windy City Word 773-378-0261 ...

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GM’s Boler-Davis Awarded 2014 ( Technology of the Year )

GM’s Boler-Davis Awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year                         Alicia Boler-Davis (Senior Vp Global) & John Quattrone (Senior Vp Ghr) A General Motors executive who said she was once discouraged by a teacher from pursuing an engineering career received the 2014 Technologist of the Year award from Women of Color magazine. Alicia ...

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Ford Ready to Work in a “Shaken Up” Illinois

            on Issues for a Stronger and Fairer State CHICAGO - “With the election now behind us, I would like to thank the voters for their vote of confidence as I move into my fifth term as state Representative for the 8th District of Illinois,” said state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago. “I am more ready now than I have ever been, with better insights into the needs of peop ...

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Some Black Voters Still Focused on “Bread and Butter” Issues

              Despite outrage over killings by police, concern about Ebola, and U. S. troops now fighting ISIS in the Middle East, it appears that so-called “bread and butter issues” – the economy, education and jobs – are still very much on the minds of voters heading to the polls across the nation through Nov. 4. “I think the inequality in the way the wealth in this coun ...

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Congressman Danny K. Davis: Ex-Offenders Can Vote

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer             Just recently Congressman Danny K. Davis hosted a press conference on the West Side at the Sankofa Cultural Arts and Business Center to bring awareness of voting rights for ex-offenders and inmates that are currently incarcerated. Joining him was a group of key community organizations including TASC, Men and Women Prison Ministries a ...

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