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Armed Forces Inspire Job Corps to Military Careers

The Jacksonville Job Corps Center, currently serving 250 students at their center, has been focusing has been on college and military enrollment throughout August. As a result of a partnership with EWC and FSCJ, five students will begin college on August 24th. Additionally, the center has a continuous flow of students seeking entrance into the military. Students are able to take the ASVAB at the center to d ...

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Less Than a Century

By Julianne Malveaux With a woman heading the ticket of the Democratic Party, it may be challenging for us to remember – that women have had the right to vote for less than a century (and Black folks less than that). But the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote was certified on August 26, 1920, just 96 years ago. At Congresswoman Bella Abzug’s (D-NY) insistence, Congress designated August 26 as ...

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Armed ‘White Lives Matter’ Protesters Gather Outside Houston NAACP Building

by Cherise Frazier A group of White Lives Matter protesters gathered in front of the NAACP offices in Houston, Texas on Sunday – some carrying signs, assault rifles, and Confederate flags. NAACP headquarters are located within Houston’s Third Ward, a predominantly Black neighborhood. “We came out here specifically today to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities th ...

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This is Why Republicans Need to Stop Hating on Trump

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Any member of an organization that truly cares about the group will not hesitate to hold the leadership accountable for the group’s actions, if they deem them to be inconsistent with the mission of the group. This is because they want to see the group succeed in fulfilling its mission. Many in the Republican Party have criticized Trump’s campaign, not because th ...

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Kobe Bryant Reveals $100 Million Fund For Tech, Media And Data

by Darren Heitner (FORBES) Kobe Bryant says the beautiful part of business  is that there are no salary cap restrictions. The retired NBA superstar will get to put that theory to test as he embarks on a new journey off the court — managing a $100 million venture capital fund focused on investments in the technology, media and data space. Bryant and former President and CEO Web.com Jeff Stibel have self-fund ...

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Tracy Morgan Auto Crash Has Walmart, Insurers Navigating Courts Over Huge Settlement

In court documents, two insurance companies say that the comedian's resumption of his career runs contrary to previous representations given to them. By Eriq Gardner, hollywoodreporter.com More than two years after a Walmart truck driver plowed into a limousine van carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and others on the New Jersey Turnpike, the fight continues in court over who is responsible for picking up the co ...

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America Must Equalize Access to Homeownership and its Wealth Opportunities

By Charlene Crowell Although many American families have modest financial means, there is nothing small about their hopes. Owning a home has long been an important part of the American Dream. Just as a college education can open doors to America’s middle class, a home is more than just where families come at the end of the day. It is also where children are raised, memories are created and – how historicall ...

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Protestors Want Police Who killed Alton Sterling Arrested

PROTESTORS MARCH IN the street following the shooting death of Alton Sterling July 5 in Baton Rouge, La. (The Drum) By Candace J. Semien For NNPA, The Drum BATON ROUGE — 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 Rouge residents ...

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Local 1408 Awards More Than $26,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

Local 1408 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) awarded over $26k in scholarships last week to 35 area high school seniors and college students, the largest group of recipients to date. The scholarship recipients were announced during a ceremony at the JAXPORT. All winners submitted essays discussing how current events will impact Jacksonville’s overall economy, JAXPORT’s growth and the fun ...

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Charles Barkley to Host New TNT Series, “The Race Card”

Inside the NBA analyst and former Sixers star Charles Barkley has a new gig that's likely to take him further than usual from sports. During a recent meeting with reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer meetings in Beverly Hills, Calif., TNT announced it had greenlit a series -- working title The Race Card -- that "will follow Barkley as he goes on a personal journey to explore and understa ...

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