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BDM Baseball Camp Trains Youth In Skills and Business of Sports

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer BDM Baseball Camp Trains Youth In Skills and Business of Sports Inspired by the success of the JRW Little League team, Englewood youth are excited to participate in BDM, a summer baseball camp held in Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine. JRW Players Ronald Carrolll (far left) and Jaheim Benton (far right, red and white cap) under the direction of Coach Curly Hall (rear, third from right ...

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YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network

BY: MICHAEL TROUT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network PARENTS CAN FIND HUNDREDS OF RESOURCES FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT WWW.PARENTPOWERCHICAGO.COM YMEN: Young Men’s Educational Network YMEN’s Founder and Executive Director, Michael Trout, is a graduate of Wheaton College who moved into the North Lawndale community with his wife in August, 1992. After serving four years with the Lawndale Chri ...

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The NRA is Afraid of the Truth

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Why is the National Rifle Association so afraid of the truth? There are many misconceptions about guns and gun violence swirling around in Americans’ minds—and in many cases, this misinformation is no accident. For years the NRA has blocked the truth and actively fought against and prevented research in the causes and costs of gun violence because they don’t want Amer ...

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Obama Neglects Own Backyard

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Just imagine someone in your family travelling half way across the country to help a family they don’t know nor have any connection to; while at the same time his own family is in crisis.  Just imagine how you would feel if your family barely had food to eat, but yet your father goes across town and gives some of your food to a family that he doesn’t even know. I am sure in ...

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Photo ID Laws Could Disenfranchise Black Youth

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Nearly half a million young Blacks face a tough choice as the November 6 presidential election approaches: either get a new, government-issued photo identification or don’t vote. In “Turning Back the Clock on Voting Rights,” the Black Youth Project, a group that fosters political and civil engagement among young African Americans, outlined h ...

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Media’s Portrayal of Black Youth Contributes to Racial Tension

By: Joshunda Sanders Special to the NNPA News Service From Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Mainstream media often portray African-American youths, especially Black men and boys, as criminals, crime victims and predators. These stereotypes, according to social justice advocates, can create a racially-charged atmosphere that results in violence such as the shooting dea ...

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