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Urgency and Persistence needed to stop gun violence

[caption id="attachment_14357" align="alignleft" width="180"] Marian Wright Edelman[/caption] Urgency and Persistence needed to stop gun violence By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist       “There’s something evil in our society that we as Americans have to work to try and eradicate…I would like you to put my trauma center out of business. I really would. I would like to not be an expert on gunshots. Let’ ...

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The heart of the Black conservative (Yes, we have one)

The heart of the Black conservative (Yes, we have one) ...

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Our rotten probation system

[caption id="attachment_13288" align="alignleft" width="144"] Harry C. Alford[/caption] Beyond the Rhetoric Our rotten probation system By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Back in the good old days, probation was publicly funded. The process was simple and probation officers’ mission was to assist offenders and help them assimilate into the general population. Rehabilitation was the goal – a noble goal indeed ...

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Kudos to the CBC Foundation, Inc.

Kudos to the CBC Foundation, Inc. ...

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Lessons of ‘The Butler’ still relevant today

Hollywood has historically shied away from more serious Black, historical themed movies, believing they have limited box-office appeal. ...

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Getting some punches in for Black pride

This made me think about how boxing has been an emancipator for racial discrimination ...

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Payday loans still a deliberate debt trap

Payday loans – the small loans that come with big fees and triple-digit annual interest rates – pose serious threats to the financial well-being of borrowers ...

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It’s hard being Black and the President of the United States

[caption id="attachment_12679" align="alignleft" width="144"] Roger Caldwell[/caption] It’s hard being Black and the President of the United States By Roger Caldwell Many in the media are claiming that the past week for the president was one of his longest and hardest. President Obama has always been considered a Teflon president, who was able to slide out of problems. But the Syria challenge and airstrikes ...

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History can move in two directions at once

History can move in two directions at once ...

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Congress is eating away at food stamps

[caption id="attachment_12473" align="alignleft" width="144"] Julianne Malveaux[/caption] Congress is eating away at food stamps By Julianne Malveaux      Steven and Laurie, a white married couple that lives near Richmond, Va., work at a big box store.  She is a cashier; he works in the storeroom. Each earns about $9 an hour but neither works 40 hours a week.  Indeed, they are lucky to pull 40 hours a week ...

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