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Black Mayors rally to reclaim their organization

National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) kicks off its 39th annual convention in Atlanta ...

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‘Food Stamps’ cuts will hurt poor Black families

[caption id="attachment_13480" align="alignleft" width="288"] SNAP[/caption] ‘Food Stamps’ cuts will hurt poor Black families By Freddie Allen      WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – Both the House and Senate have passed bills that would reduce funding of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps, but the extent of the cuts will not become known until negotiators from both ch ...

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shuts down 50 schools, but wants to buy a new stadium

With crime in Chicago at record levels and the mayor announcing dozens of school closings ...

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Oldest person in America gets card from Obama for 114th birthday

But in addition to that celebration, Talley also received a birthday note from President Barack Obama. ...

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Your Black History: Did you know Memorial Day was started by ex-slaves?

A fact that you should probably know is that African Americans are the reason that Memorial Day even exists in the first place ...

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Africa’s Garden of Eden: Rich soil and poor people

despite a reputation for being drenched in oil-based wealth, Nigeria has an unacceptably high rate of poverty. ...

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Occupying Monsanto – A global protest for the right to safe food and the end to a monopoly

Monsanto often got its way by exerting disproportionate influence over policymakers via the “revolving door” ...

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Kanye West, ‘new slaves’ and a long tradition of locking people up for profit

Kanye is right to call out CCA, the Corrections Corporation of America, for how it ‘gets [its] piece’ in our national over incarceration epidemic. ...

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Grooms marrying in India must prove that they own a toilet

All men who participate in the ceremony must prove that they own a toilet. ...

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