10 24 2014
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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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Sheikh Mohammed Trial in New York: Real Or Show?

NEW YORK (NNPA) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Nov. 13 that the trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators would be held in federal court in Manhattan. And, as would be expected, the announcement opened a floodgate of opinion for and against the decision.


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Exclusive Interview: D.c. Sniper's Ex-Wife Opens Up After Execution

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Mildred Muhammad, D.C. Sniper John Allen Muhammad's ex-wife from his second marriage, was making preparations to attend his funeral last Tuesday in Baton Rouge, La., with their three children John, 19; Salena, 17; and Taalibah, 16.
"They need closure and to see their dad one last time before he is placed in the ground," Ms. Muhammad said.


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