02 27 2015
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Black Joblessness Becoming Showdown Between Black Leaders and Black President

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – African-American joblessness – nearly twice the national rate -- is quickly becoming the first showdown between Black leaders and the nation's first Black president as national Black and civil right leaders raise their voices telling the Obama Administration it's time to end the jobs crisis in the Black community.

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In Chicago, Discipline Gap Widens

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- In the decade since mass protests over the punishment of six Black students in Decatur, the state's racial gap in discipline has split wide open. It's such a gaping hole that now more than half of all Illinois children suspended from public schools are Black, even though they represent less than one-fifth of the enrollment, according to an Associated Press analysis.

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