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July Unemployment Numbers Unchanged at 4.9%; Voter Participation Will Help Determine Future Stats

The Chicago Urban League’s Workforce Development Director Andrew Wells recently issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) July 2016 jobs report:

Protesters demand arrest of police who shot and killed Alton Sterling

Whether it was a gathering of 300 in front of the Triple S convenience store, small groups of 50 meeting at area churches, nearly 400 at city hall, dozens painting signs at LSU, or a thousand marching through downtown, Baton ...

Where Do We Go From Here?

The nation is at a breaking point.

50 Years later, community leaders commemorate Dr. King’s 1966 March By Monique Smith

In 1965, 44 civil rights organizations fighting to end slums and poor living conditions for blacks collectively known as the Chicago Freedom Movement invited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to come to Chicago.

Armstrong Williams: Giving Back to the Industry He Loves

(NewsUSA) - There’s something to be said for the media gurus who immerse themselves in the whole industry.

Raising Healthier Kids Takes A Village

According to letsmove. gov, over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children are overweight or obese.

Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile to give Keynote at 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference

The MGM Resorts Foundation is pleased to announce Donna Brazile as a keynote speaker at the 10th annual Women’s Leadership Conference.

My brother’s keepers

Data shows that boys and young men of color, regardless of socio-economic background, are disproportionately at risk throughout the journey from their youngest years to college and career.

The Africa Channel Recognizes Acts of Human Kindness

The Africa Channel (TAC) announced recently the launch of the Ubuntu Awards.

President Obama calls for common-sense steps that could reduce gun violence after deadly attack in Orlando

In a speech delivered last week following the deadly attack in Orlando, President Barack Obama called for common-sense steps that could reduce gun violence

We Are Charleston, A Comprehensive Account Of Last Summer’s Tragic Events At South Carolina’s Mother Emanuel Church, Now Available

We Are Charleston – a multilayered exploration of the tragic events experienced by South Carolina’s famed Mother Emanuel Church last summer – has been released through the W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson.

PUSH Holds 45th Annual Convention

PUSH "A More Perfect Union

France Seeks EU Security Aid, Launches New Airstrikes on ISIS

PARIS— France made an unprecedented demand Tuesday that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic State group after the attacks in Paris — a request that came as France launched new airstrikes on the militants' stronghold ...

Kenyan airstrikes hit suspected militant camps in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan warplanes bombed militant camps in Somalia, officials said Monday, following a vow by President Uhuru Kenyatta to respond "in the fiercest way possible" to a massacre of college students by al-Shabab extremists.

Obama's quest for Iran deal set to collide with Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After securing a surprisingly broad and detailed framework for a nuclear agreement with Iran, President Barack Obama must now subject his signature foreign policy pursuit to the gauntlet of partisan American politics.