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Students Inspire Adults With Historic Speeches

By:Naimah Latif Staff Writer Students Inspire Adults With Historic Speeches   Judge Stanley Hill (front, center) sits with all the Chicago participants in the PUSH for Excellence Inspirational Speech Awards held Saturday April 25, 2015 at the Rainbow PUSH National Headquarters. Students from grades 1 through 12 were awarded prizes for memorizing and presenting profound speeches from historic and curren ...

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Vice President Biden Urges U of I Students To Speak Out Against Campus Sexual Assault

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Vice President Biden Urges U of I Students To Speak Out Against Campus Sexual Assault Vice President Joe Biden is presented an “Its On Us” T Shirt by students after his address on the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana campus. It’s On Us is a national campaign initiated by President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden which aims to end sexual assault on college campuses ...

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Woman institutionalized after proclaiming President Obama follows her on Twitter

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer     Pictured is Kam Brock, the young woman whom was arrested and institutionalized in New York after a traffic stop  Woman institutionalized after proclaiming President Obama follows her on Twitter A New York Woman was institutionalized in a mental hospital for more than a week last September.  Amazingly, one of the biggest issues around the case is whether or not Pr ...

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City Struggles to Balance Transparency vs. Investigation Integrity in Gray’s Death Probe

By: Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA: Afro-American Newspaper     City Struggles to Balance Transparency vs. Investigation Integrity in Gray’s Death Probe   Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts updates the media on his department’s investigation into the in-custody death of Freddie Gray. (AFRO Photo/Roberto Alejandro)  Baltimore City officials are walking a tightrope as they ...

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Changing Lives Through Basketball

By Antoinette Logan Staff Writer The world we live in today, our children are not as safe as they once were with all the violence in our neighborhoods. It is important to reside in the young minds of boys and girls of every color, ethnicity, in hopes that our voices will guide them in the right direction. We have to be creative and find ways to teach them the do’s and don’ts of life. Marquise “Kezo” Brown, ...

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Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings

Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings   According to the AJS report, more than 40 percent of Black enrollees and more than half of White enrollees didn’t know which services were covered under their health plans and which services they would pay for out-of-pocket.   Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of Whites didn’t ...

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Leading Black Fraternity, Police Officer Face Million-Dollar Lawsuit

Leading Black Fraternity, Police Officer Face Million-Dollar Lawsuit By Khari Arnold Special to NNPA: Howard University News Service Kappa Alpha Psi, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious black fraternities is facing multi-million dollar lawsuits for hazing, the latest by a 45-year-old Washington man who claims he was paddled and beaten with a cane by members, including a Prince George’s County p ...

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Black Businesses Help Reduce Black Youth Crime

Black Businesses Help Reduce Black Youth Crime By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent One of the most powerful agents in curtailing Black youth crime in major cities is the presence of Black business owners, according to Karen Parker, professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware. “Not only have [criminologists] not looked at all the aspects of the urban economy by focusing on ...

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Broader Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders Receive Bipartisan Support

Broader Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders Receive Bipartisan Support By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent As the economy recovers and violent crime hits 30-year lows, lawmakers continue to trade in their tough on crime rhetoric for smarter measures, joining ex-offenders and workers rights advocates to advance fair hiring practices for the 70 million adults in the U.S. that have arrests or convic ...

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CSU Crowd Leans Toward Chuy In Televised Mayoral Forum

CSU Crowd Leans Toward Chuy In Televised Mayoral Forum By Naimah Latif Staff Writer It was rumored that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had changed his mind about coming, but at the end of the day, the Mayor stepped energetically to the stage to face the less than friendly crowd at Chicago State University which, moments earlier, had greeting Mayoral Candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with enthusiastic cheers. By now it’s no ...

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