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Breaking News: More than a million Americans lose unemployment benefits
   
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2013-12-30 11:16:39 -0800 | political-news

Funding for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program will end Saturday and 1.3 million across the US will lose benefits. The long-term benefit began in 2008 during the recession and provided extended compensation to the jobless who are looking for work....
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Breaking News: Election 2014: Base-pandering plus Obamacare
   
Posted by: alstephenson SelectMedia

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-31 18:45:11 -0700 | political-news

Every election is now considered a critical or crucial event in which "the stakes couldn't be higher." This is the mass media and America's political handlers at work. The problem is that the current cycle usually resembles the recent past...
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Breaking News: Rev. Jeremiah Wright:  Dr. King had a dream...Obama has a drone
   
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr. SelectMedia

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-01-20 14:59:28 -0800 | political-news

President Barack Obama's former and fiery pastor spoke at a Chicago Teachers Union breakfast Wednesday morning. The event was held in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Rev. Jeremiah Wright covered much ground in his speech, as usual....
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Breaking News: Is it March Madness: College athletes can unionize
   
Posted by: Robert Weller

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-30 14:38:53 -0700 | sports-news

The most dramatic event of this year’s March Madness did not occur on a basketball court. A federal labor official has ruled football players at Northwestern University can unionize. The NCAA and Northwestern immediately said they will appeal the ruling...
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Breaking News: Dozens hurt in Chicago subway train crash
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-27 15:35:18 -0700 | travel-news

More than 30 people were injured early Monday, when a Chicago subway train derailed and jumped onto the station platform at O'Hare International Airport. The front car of the eight-car train landed on an escalator and staircase from the airport...
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Breaking News: Black psychiatrist: White America is the problem, not 'arrogant' black men
   
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr. SelectMedia

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-02-18 15:26:36 -0800 | political-news

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing is a well-known black American psychiatrist who specializes in child psychiatry. She has practices in Washington, D.C. However, Welsing, 78, is best known for her Cress Theory of Color Confrontation, which examines and exposes the 500-year-old...
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Breaking News: Wizards steal Game 1 and home court from Bulls in playoffs opening round
   
Posted by: Mike Sarzo

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 15:28:46 -0700 | sports-news

If the Washington Wizards are going to advance past the Chicago Bulls in their first round NBA playoff series, Sunday night's Game 1 will be a catalyst. The Wizards overcame a 13-point second half deficit to defeat the Bulls 101-93...
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Breaking News: Paul Ryan's 'lazy' black people crack was no 'dog whistle,' but the whole dog
   
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-26 10:18:28 -0700 | political-news

Chauncey DeVega is editor and founder of the blog We Are Respectable Negroes. Some will say that I go too far by describing Chauncey DeVega as the 21st century James Baldwin. I don't care. The man can write. Like Baldwin...
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Breaking News: Joakim Noah earns NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors
   
Posted by: Matthew Shovlin

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-23 18:07:09 -0700 | sports-news

The NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award is sometimes won by putting up gaudy defensive numbers - look no further than Dwight Howard, who averaged nearly three blocks and 10 defensive rebounds when he won the award for three...
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Breaking News: Enhance children's reading comprehension with online resources
   
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-03 10:39:20 -0700 | education-news

Children usually show signs that they want to start reading between the ages of five and seven. There are, of course, exceptionally early readers, but a very young child should never be pressured to begin formal reading lessons. Some homeschooling...
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Breaking News: A woman's tale of rising from the lows of depression (Part 2)
   
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-22 12:49:44 -0700 | your-story

Author's note: This is the second installment of a series. You may access Part 1 here. I had passed on the opportunity to graduate high school at age 16, which I could have done by taking one summer-school class. Yet,...
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Breaking News: Christmas: A pagan holiday evolved into a 'Christian' one
   
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2013-12-30 13:06:41 -0800 | spirituality-religion-news

Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25 because of its pagan origins, but the holiday later became known as Christian. What may be surprising is that there are Christians who do not celebrate Christmas. For some, like members of the Free...
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Breaking News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon take 'jump in the lake'
   
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-06 14:16:57 -0800 | political-news

The newly crowned host of “The Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon, kept his part of the bargain. The deal was this with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Take a "jump in the lake" with him, and he’ll appear on the NBC show....
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Breaking News: Chicago residents demand action after girl raped near school 'Safe Passage'
   
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2013-12-25 06:11:50 -0800 | disasters-news

Residents of Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood met Thursday at the Northwest Side Housing Center to demand police protection. Two days earlier, a 15-year-old girl was raped and assaulted about a block from a school "Safe Passage" route. Garry McCarthy, Chicago...
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Breaking News: America's second Prohibition starting to end
   
Posted by: Robert Weller

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2013-12-22 09:59:07 -0800 | causes-news

The nation’s first attempt to control what people consume ended throughout the country ended on Thursday 80 years ago. Some states had ended it earlier, just as some had started it earlier. Colorado and Washington are leading the way in...
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