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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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Black Unemployment Rate Headed for Single Digits

  Valerie Wilson, the director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at Economic Policy Institute.   After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the Black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 if current trends continue, says Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at Econo ...

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Jail Inmates Receive Messages of Love And Hope On Christmas Day

“We came to get you out of here,” Rev. Jackson told the assembly of nearly 500 tan and blue jailhouse uniform clad Cook County Jail Inmates. “Repeat after me: ‘I Don’t Belong Here!’” A chorus of male and female voices responded “I Don’t Belong Here!” The thunderous applause and hopeful smiles indicated  that already hearts had been uplifted by this Christmas Day visit from members the Rainbow PUSH Coalition ...

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CHICAGOLAND MCDONALD’S OWNERS HOST TOY GIVEAWAY FOR CITY YOUTH

Tuesday, December 16the Black McDonald’s Operators Association of Chicago and Northwest Indiana (BMOA) brought  some cheer to the holiday season by hosting a holiday party and toy giveaway at the McDonald’s restaurant located 3200 W. Roosevelt on the city’s west side. McDonald’s owner operator Ron Lofton served as host of the event that donated toys and winter wear items (hats, gloves, scarves) to more than ...

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Family Plans Funeral Instead of Birthday Celebration

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer Demario Bailey  Instead of celebrating a birthday, the Bailey Family will be planning the funeral of yet another young black man murdered in the streets of Chicago. As of Tuesday, four suspects have been charged in the senseless murder of 15-year-old Demario Bailey. Demario was killed while protecting his twin brother  Demacio from attackers under a dark viaduct at 63rd and so ...

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Feds Seeking Expanded Education for Incarcerated Youth

By George Curry NNPA Columnist                 Atty. General Eric Holder seeks better educational opportunities for impriosoned juveniles.   In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth,  the Department of Justice and the Department of Education have released a joint corrections guidance for state educational agencies, a move exp ...

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E for Effort

By James Washington Special to The NNPA From The Dallas Weekly   E for Effort Have you ever been too embarrassed to pray, too afraid or really just too ashamed? Maybe you were afraid, or perhaps just feeling a little guilty. Because we claim to know Jesus, it is during very difficult times, that to kneel down before the Lord, (especially after you’ve done exactly that thing which represents the absolut ...

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