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Gary Serial Killer Caught: Seven Women Found Dead

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer                       Darren D. Vann        1. Anith Jones, Anith Jones, 35 of Merriville, IN 2. Afrikka Hardy, 19, body found in Motel 6 3. Teaira Batey, of St. Paul, MN. A man was charged with the murder of 19-year old Afrikka Hardy and suspected in the deaths of six other women was in court on Wednesday ...

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Our Own Worst Enemy

      By: Raynard Jackson NNPA COLUMNIST Black Democrats are the most despised people on the face of this earth and they have worked hard to deserve this designation. They vote upwards of 90 percent for Democratic candidates for president and get very little in exchange for their loyalty. They constantly deliver victory to Democrats, only to see the spoils of victory go to other groups: homos ...

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They Got to Be Kidding

By: Carl D. West Contributing Columnist   I’m sure most people in Chicago have heard about the rogue police officer Glenn Evans. Well, after nearly a decade of abuse, Evans has finally been pulled off the streets and indicted after sticking a gun in a person’s mouth. But this was the least of the egregious things that Commander Evans has done to his own community. Records show, that over the last eight ...

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Wages Up for Black Men, Down for Black Women

By Freddie  Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent                 The Black-White income gap narrowed in 2013 with Black men who worked full-time, year-round experiencing the greatest gain in earnings among all adult workers, according to the current population reports on income and poverty released by the Census Bureau. The median income for Blacks rose $793, an ...

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City/Suburban clergy coalition backs Sen. Durbin

Snubs GOP ‘ice cream politics’ by Chinta Strausberg Contributing Writer               Fed up with the misinformation that the community was getting over the re-election of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bishop Simon Gordon Monday held an informational forum at his church, Triedstone Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1415 W. 104th St., where they officially endorsed his re-elec ...

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Abuse is an Ugly Word:

Abuse is an Ugly Word: Ray Rice’s Contract is Terminated By Mary L. Datcher               Janay and Ray Rice Since the release of TMZ’s video showing the angry punch that knocked out his fiancée at the time and now wife, Janay Rice shattered the glass that the NFL maintained protecting its players over the years. Played all over the world, the footage shows the Baltimore R ...

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Community and Religious Leaders: Pray for Peace

by Naimah Latif Contributing Writer             Photo by: Pamela Jones Last Friday during lunchtime, a cross section of community leaders and activists gathered under the Picasso on Daley Plaza to address issues of violence. Through collective prayer, music, and motivational speeches, they sought to stir up a spirit of action among the lunchtime crowd. Pastor John Hannah and Pa ...

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Antonio Smith: 9 Year old laid to Rest

Antonio Smith: 9 Year old laid to Rest By: Mary L. Datcher                     The parents of Antonio Smith laid his 9-year old body to rest this past Saturday at Evening Star Baptist Church on the South Side of Chicago. Antonio was shot and killed over a week ago in the Greater Crossing neighborhood better known as ‘Pocket Town’ when his body was found in t ...

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Our Champions, Our Young Men:

Chicago Celebrates JRW Homecoming BY: CARLOS FREYTES, JR. The City of Chicago held a victory celebration for Jackie Robinson West, the Little League Team that defied the odds again and again, winning the American side of the Little League World Series playoffs.  Though they eventually fell to the impressive team from Seoul, South Korea, Jackie Robinson West will be remembered for its resilience against form ...

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Don’t Shoot “Hands Up!”

Behind Ferguson’s Unrest: Hundreds of protesters march down South Florissant Rd. in Ferguson, Mo. protesting police brutality by their department Monday morning. Michael Brown an 18 year-old unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer two weeks ago. Failed Federal Policy and the Black-White Housing Gap Half of Ferguson Homes Underwater On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was ...

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