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Connect the dots between broadband access and jobs

by Marc H. Morial
NNPA News Service

An after school and summer camp STEM Academy run by the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga has increased students' proficiency in both math and reading by 32 percent. In Central Florida, 70 percent to 80 percent of students who enter the local Urban League's Center for Workforce Innovation Job Training Program graduate with a job at the end of the program.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

Pardon the Wilmington Ten

Of the seven years I was editor of Emerge: Black America's Newsmagazine in the 1990s, I am proudest of our national campaign to win the release of Kemba Smith, a 24-year-old former Hampton University student who was sentenced to a mandatory 24 ½ years in prison for her minor role in a drug ring.

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  • Written by George Curry

Health care debate will continue well beyond Supreme Court ruling

by Akeya Dickson
NNPA News Service

Even if the Affordable Care Act survives U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny, a favorable ruling this summer will not serve as a cure-all for insuring African Americans, according to health professionals and a report in the current issue of Health Affairs.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

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