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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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Hales Franciscan Alumni Unite To Save Their College Prep School

Hales Franciscan Alumni Unite To Save Their College Prep School Named in honor of Hales’ esteemed alumni Attorney Donald Hubert, a member of the school’s first four year graduating class in 1966, this year’s gala was especially significant. Due to decreased enrollment in this private, previously all-male, now co-ed institution, the school is in danger of closing unless it immediately raises $300,000.00. Dr. ...

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Shots Ring Out – Memorial Day Weekend

Shots Ring Out - Memorial Day Weekend 50 people shot 12 Killed in Chicago Unfortunately along with great cookouts and honoring our fallen soldiers,  Memorial Day weekend in Chicago has become the prelude to summertime  gun violence and this year was no different. Gun shots rang out  throughout Chicagoland this Memorial Day weekend and a reported 50 or more people were shot, 12 fatally. 4-year-old Jacele Joh ...

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Concealed Carry Permit Holders Kill Hundreds

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent Concealed Carry Permit Holders Kill Hundreds George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager in Sanford, Fla., three years ago was involved in another shooting in the Sunshine State, again raises questions about concealed carry permits and the billion-dollar gun industry that advocates for ...

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B.B. King Blues Legend, Dead at Age 89

B.B. King Blues Legend, Dead at Age 89 Blues legend B.B. King has died at the age of 89, Clark County, Nevada Coroner John Fudenberg told ABC News. King, who is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all-time, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Fudenberg said. He had been living in hospice care in Las Vegas, which he had told his fans via his website on May 1. The musician, who has more than 40 studio albums ...

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Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop Ignoring occasional jeering comments from guns rights advocates lining the sidewalk holding signs, Mothers Against Guns and their supporters remained grimly silent as they waged a protest demonstration Saturday May 9th in front of Chuck’s gun shop in Riverdale, IL. Photo by John L. Alexander.   As a special Mother’s Day ...

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