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Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts

Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group. The report titled, “Incarceration’s Front Door: The Mi ...

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Carrying the Burden of History – Prince Hall, First Black Abolitionist

Carrying the Burden of History - Prince Hall, First Black Abolitionist  In observance of Black History Month, I believe it is important to highlight some of those long lasting institutions and entities that have continued to serve the empowerment interests of Black America for over the past 200 years. Too often some of us forget too quickly about the historical groups and social bridges that have helped to ...

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Former Chicago Bears player son dies of Brain Cancer

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer   AJ PETERSON AJ Peterson, the son of Former  Chicago Bears player Adrian Peterson has lost his battle with cancer. He tweeted, #Ajsoars is in Heaven, where he belongs... #ajsoar #P3 #MyFirstSuperHero In June, AJ was first diagnosed with a tumor. His football star father was devastated. “Its no comparison. I can stiff arm those and If someone tackled me one week I can go ...

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Ald. JoAnn Thompson dies at 58 years young

  Ald. JoAnn Thompson dies at 58 years young Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th), who represented parts of the Englewood and Gage Park neighborhoods, has died of heart failure. Thompson is survived by three children and four grandchildren. According to Thompson’s office,The young Politician died Monday night. She’d been hospitalized for several weeks due to health issues. Alderman Thompson was 58 years young. A ...

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Illinois Residents Face Deadline for 2015 Health Coverage Enrollment

Get Covered Illinois Hosting Final Weekend Enrollment Events and Extending Hours across the State to Provide Free Help from Trained Professionals Before it’s Too Late   The clock is ticking to sign up for health coverage on the Marketplace and avoid a minimum fine of $325 or more. More than 850,000 Illinoisans have enrolled in quality health coverage through the Marketplace and expanded Medicaid throug ...

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Chicago Women Take Action With Mayoral Candidates’ Forum

By Naimah Latif Contributing Writer The five Chicago Mayoral candidates that will appear on the February 24, 2015 Election Ballot spoke to a packed house in a forum held at the Chicago Temple Building, 77 West Washington, Saturday, January 24, from 2pm to 5pm. Sponsored by the Chicago Women Take Action Alliance (CWTA) the forum allowed each candidate to speak separately and answer a list of questions on top ...

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Drug Kingpin Twins sentenced to only 14 years

Charles Roughy Staff Writer   Pedro Flores            Margarito Flores       The Flores brothers rose to the top of the cartel world, making millions and millions supplying tons of drugs to cities across America. This week federal prosecutors asked for reduced sentences for Pedro and Margarito Flores, who were both sentenced to 14 years. According to the feds the twins  cooperation led to the prosecuti ...

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Ernie “Mr. CUb” Banks, hall of fame legend

By: Charles Roughy STAFF WRITER     Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks, who was known for his love of the Cubs as well as his love of basball, has died, according to a family attorney. The announcement of “Mr. Cub’s” death was made Friday evening by family Attorny Mark Bogen. Banks was known as “Mr. Cub” since the Chicago Cubs was the only major league ball club he played f ...

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Sagging Pants of Today Could Hurry Hip Replacements of Tomorrow

By: Sandra Jordan Special to the NNPA: The St. Louis American     Some of the same activities and behaviors that can cause disease can cause health problems in your bones, joints and your neuromuscular system. “For every one pound of weight that you gain, you put three pounds of pressure on your knees; so the opposite of that is, for every pound that you lose, you take three pounds of pressure off ...

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Gospel Legend Andrae Crouch Passes at 72

              Gospel legend Andrae Crouch has died, according to reports. Credited as “the father of modern gospel music,” his career spanned over 50 years. He was 72. Crouch died Thursday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in California almost a week after he was hospitalized for a heart attack. In December he was hospitalized for pneumonia and congestive heart failure ...

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