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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Kidnapping Outrage

Posted May 15, 2014 by Sylvester Cosby

While Chicagoans are hoping and praying that the violence here subsides, thousands of miles away Nigerians are tormented with the horrifying kidnapping of young girls that have garnered international headlines. Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped more than 208 girls from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. 200 schoolgirls were abducted on April 14th from the town of […]

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Two Giants Speak

Posted January 28, 2014 by David Smallwood

(Quite possibly, the two greatest collections of inspirational words spoken by men of African descent were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech” and the late Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address when he became president of South Africa. Dr. King talked about letting “freedom ring” 50 years ago at the Lincoln Memorial in […]

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The Cry of Jet Magazine

Posted May 28, 2014 by Hermene Hartman

As of next week, there will be no more Jet Magazine, that pint-sized publication that’s been a weekly best friend to the Black community since 1951. For there to no longer be a Jet is a watershed moment in contemporary African-American history.  There’s always been a Jet; for all African-Americans except senior citizens, there’s never […]

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