Tag: Chicago

This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

| September 15, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country. Even though every school district is not facing challenges, many urban school districts—where the majority of African American […]

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Chicago’s black community stunned by latest police shooting

Chicago’s black community stunned by latest police shooting

| September 6, 2016

By Erick Johnson (The Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Chicago police have shot another teenager and gangs are allegedly planning to retaliate for his death. For years, racial tensions and gun-violence in Chicago have been brewing, but this summer, the city is on the verge of boiling over with police shootings, homicides and rising discontent with […]

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The Great Migration was triumph of the Black Press

The Great Migration was triumph of the Black Press

| May 9, 2016

FBI, lawsuits could not stop effort to create largest migration in American history By Erick Johnson (From The Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) There were more than six hundred black families applying for 53 apartment units in just one day in Chicago in 1917. In two years, more than 100 storefront churches would dot the South […]

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Community cries out for ‘No More Bloodshed!’ in Houston

Community cries out for ‘No More Bloodshed!’ in Houston

| December 4, 2015

Group addressing black-on-black violence, murders By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times HOUSTON—According to national ratings (NeighborhoodScout.com) the neighborhood near Cullen and Scott in Houston’s Sunnyside is being considered the second most dangerous neighborhood in America. This past July, police were called out to investigate after a […]

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Don’t shop here

Don’t shop here

| December 2, 2015

CHICAGO—A multiethnic, multiracial group of protestors stands in front of Saks Of Fifth Avenue in Chicago to demand justice in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. McDonald was shot to death Oct. 20, 2014 by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke claimed he felt in fear for his life during a confrontation […]

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How beating, three murders led to murder of Tyshawn Lee

How beating, three murders led to murder of Tyshawn Lee

| November 18, 2015

By J. Coyden Palmer Special to the NNPA News Wire from The Chicago Crusader CHICAGO—It all began around 6 a.m. on Aug. 5 when 21-year-old Adarius Hayes was found dead in a car in the 7500 block of South Damen Avenue. Hayes, a member of the Killer Ward Gangster Disciples, had been shot in the […]

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‘No greater pain’ than burying your murdered child

‘No greater pain’ than burying your murdered child

| June 26, 2015

By Zenobia Jeffries Special to the NNPA “Most women say there is no greater pain than to bear a child, I say there is no greater pain than to bury one.”—Andrea Clark, founder, Mothers of Murdered Children DETROIT–Three Detroit youth were shot in one incident last month. One died. Two were critically wounded. Their ages […]

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The Chicago reckoning

The Chicago reckoning

| March 24, 2015

By Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 million-plus campaign war chest, largely funded by 100 or so major donors, and mobilizes wall-to-wall advertising and a […]

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Democrats still searching for winning formula

Democrats still searching for winning formula

| March 9, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the former congressman and White House chief of staff could not avoid a runoff in the non-partisan election. Garnering 45 percent of the vote to runner-up […]

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Fewer homicides in Chicago, but residents not satisfied

Fewer homicides in Chicago, but residents not satisfied

| December 10, 2014

By Andrea V. Watson Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender CHICAGO–Homicides are down in Chicago this year and the statistics haven’t been this low for nearly half a century, said Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, but it’s not time for a celebration yet. More work must be done, he said. In addition to homicides […]

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