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CRIME PAYS – LITERALLY

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist A recent report by Jason Jenkins, Investment U Research, shows that private prisons are earning even more money via warehousing prisoners and by establishing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) with the land upon which their prisons are built.  Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group, the two largest private prison firms, own 75 percent of the for-profit prison ...

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‘The Couple’ Reveals Honest Portait of Black Love

by Nicole Williams Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel If there ever was a show that positively represented the elements of what Black relationships should be, then YouTube sensation ‘The Couple’ is that show. ‘The Couple’ is apart of Black and Sexy TV, a network that was created by Numa Perrier and Dennis Dortch. According to its website, it is “a network established to provide viewing audien ...

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CPS Launches Charter Renewal Process to Close Underperforming Charters and Retain High-Performers

Chicago – Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today announced the process and timeline for its comprehensive review of the District’s charter school contract agreements that end on June 30, 2013. This process is governed by Illinois State School Code. All renewal recommendations will be presented to the Chicago Board of Education for approval during the January 2013 Board meeting. Charter schools that do not meet ...

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Taking Care Of Those Who Take Care Of Us

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Ai-Jen Poo, a powerful and passionate advocate for the rights of domestic workers, leads the National Domestic Workers Alliance.  Who are these folks?  They are the private household workers (maids) who propped up inept women in the movie, The Help. They are the home health aides who take care of our elders when they are ill or disabled, bringing them meals, bathing them, ...

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Word Of Mouth

The Chicago Park District and the Jazz Institute of Chicago present Jazz Cabaret: Joan Collasso 7 p.m. June 8 at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. Jazz Links students will perform during the free show before Collasso takes the stage to pay tribute to musical influences that helped shape the sound of jazz. For more information, call 312-427-1676. “SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS” Man ...

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WORD OF MOUTH

Chicago VA to host resources fair for Veterans Veterans are invited to attend a resources and services fair at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Jesse Brown Medical Center at 820 S. Damen Ave. in Chicago on May 15. VA staff will partner with other federal, state and local officials to provide information about services available to Veterans, including: VA health care, employment assistance, housing a ...

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