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Mass shootings – don’t be blinded by the ‘hate’

by Lakshmi Chaudhry
New America Media

"The gunman is worse than the one at the theatre a couple of weeks ago because he targeted an entire community," said a worshipper who witnessed the tragic shooting at his local gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wis., Aug. 5. The shootings killed seven people, including the gunman, and critically wounded three people, including a policeman.

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  • Written by New America Media
  • Category: News

When is a child’s backpack too heavy?

(PRNewswire-USNewswire) – As kids return to school, don't wait for them to complain about back pain. Pay attention to their posture and keep an attentive eye on their backpacks.

Here are some safety tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

• Always use both shoulder straps to keep the weight of the backpack better distributed.

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Student-success program boosts African-American males

Student-success program boosts African-American males

Julius St. John wants to prove that he can be among the minority of African-American males who start and finish college on time.

The recent George Washington High School (Philadelphia) graduate believes he will attain his goal with the help of Community College of Philadelphia's Center for Male Engagement (CME).

Incoming members of the fall class learn success strategies during a two-week Summer Enrichment Program held at the center.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: News

Can the South break out of the low-skill trap?

Educational attainment is improving in the South, but many parts of the 16-state (plus Washington, D.C.) region are caught in a vicious cycle that ensures they will lag behind the nation in creating high-paying jobs and producing workers who can fill them.

That finding stands out in a report released Tuesday (July 31) by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.

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Millions of ex-offenders given a voting ‘death sentence’

by Freddie Allen
NNPA News Service

WASHINGTON – Nearly 6 million former prisoners –1 million of them African Americans – will not be able to vote in the November presidential election because of state laws that continue to punish them even after they have completed their sentences, according to a recent report by the Sentencing Project.

The report said 5.85 million citizens who were formerly incarcerated will be prevented from voting.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: News

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