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The Black church and the strength to forgive

The Black church and the strength to forgiveWASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many outside the Black community, they had never seen anything like it. Though suffering and deep in pain from the loss of loved ones at the hands of Dylann Roof at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., they reflected the finest reflection of Christian values.
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Legacy of slavery still impacts education in the South

Legacy of slavery still impacts education in the SouthHOUSTON – (June 22, 2015) – Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the South, according to a new Rice University study, "How the Legacy of Slavery and Racial Composition Shape Public School Enrollment in the American South."
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Justspeak: A Black mother weeps for America--STOP KILLING OUR BLACK SONS!

Justspeak: A Black mother weeps for America--STOP KILLING OUR BLACK SONS!Editor's note: McFarlane Media and Insight News salute Dr. Irma McClaurin, Insight's Culture and Education Editor. McClaurin's column entitled "A Black mother weeps for America: Stop killing our Black sons!" won highest honors for Insight News, 1st Place – Best in Nation for Column Writing – at last week's Black Press of America annual convention in Detroit. National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary, and presented awards in 16 categories to member publications for stellar, exemplary work in newspaper journalism. More on other winners and the convention next week. Here we reprint McClaurin's award winning column.
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The reaction in Minnesota

The reaction in MinnesotaNine souls have been laid to rest as the nation still grapples with the many issues and questions surrounding the June 17 massacre inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in South Carolina.
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Clear Channel's R&B, Hip Hop offering may threaten sister station KDWB: Commercial radio doesn't talk about issues affecting Black community, KMOJ's Kelvin Quarles says

Clear Channel's R&B, Hip Hop offering may threaten sister station KDWB: Commercial radio doesn't talk about issues affecting Black community, KMOJ's Kelvin Quarles saysIs five years long enough to be feeling nostalgic?
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Justspeak: The Charleston Nine-A Requiem
Even as the flowers fade, the hurt and pain of the atrocities that occurred here in Charleston, SC on that bloody June Wednesday is very much alive. It is joined with the mixed emotions of those visiting the Mother Emanuel AME Church, which has now become a living monument and shrine of flowers, prayers, the American flag, poems, inspirational sayings, peace signs, signature boards, teddy bears, and candles to name a few of the mementos left in front of this historic church. Historic because Mother Emanuel was once ordered burned to the ground by the City of Charleston that now sends out its men in blue to protect it. How ironic. What would Denmark Vesey say?
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Supreme Court preserves Health Insurance Marketplaces

Supreme Court preserves Health Insurance MarketplacesToday, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision upholding the tax subsidies provided to help low and middle income people purchase individual health insurance plans through a federal exchange, or health insurance marketplace, provided for in the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion in the 6-to-3 decision.
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Support grows for taking down confederate flag

Support grows for taking down confederate flagWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In what is quickly and unexpectedly gaining ground as a fitting memorial to the nine African Americans killed by a White supremacist at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., some of the most ardent defendants of the confederate flag are reversing course and saying for the first time that the flag should no longer fly over the Capitol in South Carolina.
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Obama becoming more outspoken on race

NEWS ANALYSIS: Obama becoming more outspoken on raceWASHINGTON (NNPA) – When President Obama returns to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Friday to eulogize Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it will cap a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress in race relations.
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1.3 million elementary school students don't have access to music classes

1.3 million elementary school students don't have access to music classesExperts say African American and Latino students do better in school, have higher graduation rates and a better chance of getting into college when exposed to music education on an ongoing basis in K1- 12.
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A Neighborhood with Promise

A Neighborhood with PromiseWhen city planners drew a Minneapolis map in 1935, North and Near-North neighborhoods were marked as "Negro" sections and Sumner-Glenwood was given the title of "Negro Slum (Largest in City)." These distinctions led to a generation of discrimination and disinvestment. Ignored by local government, black residents were systematically denied access to financial assistance granted to their white neighbors. For example, Federal Housing Administration mortgages were only available to white families and communities until the Civil Rights era. Businesses paid black workers less than their white colleagues.
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