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Obamacare: Navigators Provide Help for Health Insurance

Philadelphia Tribune:  When Geremen Teklehaimanot came into the Baltimore Medical System office Thursday hoping to renew the same sliding-scale health policy that he had last year, he got more than he bargained for. The 34-yea...
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‘Black Twitter’ Creates Web Buzz

By Bobbi Booker of the Philadelphia Tribune “Black Twitter” has captured the imagination of the online world. Although exact figures for Twitter use among African Americans have yet to surface, Blacks are a powerful force o...
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Looming Fate of SNAP Threatens Welfare of Millions

By Damon C. Williams for the Philadelphia Tribune If data from a recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is correct, there will be nearly 2 million hungrier households this...
by The Philadelphia Tribune
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It’s Time to Repeal Stand Your Ground

Philadelphia Tribune Editorial The controversial Stand Your Ground self-defense laws in Florida and other states are coming under increased attack. Entertainers Stevie Wonder and Jay Z said they will no longer perform in Florid...
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Epidemiologist Traces the Roots of Mass Incarceration

By Bobbi Booker for the Philadelphia Tribune Thursday, the government said the U.S. prison population dropped for the third straight year in 2012. The Bureau of Justice Statistics said there were more than 1.5 million prison in...
by The Philadelphia Tribune
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Finally, the Obama I Voted for Appears

By George Curry For more than four years, I have said that I liked candidate Barack Obama better than I like President Obama. Candidate Obama addressed the question of race head-on when pressured to distance himself from Rev. J...
by The Philadelphia Tribune
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2015 NAACP Convention Coming to Philadelphia

The Philly Tribune Philadelphia has been chosen as the host city for the NAACP’s national convention in 2015, beating out St. Louis and Milwaukee for the competitive bid. Jerry Mondesire, president of the NAACP’s Philadelph...
by The Philadelphia Tribune
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NAACP Supports School Reform Group

A coalition pushing for greater accountability and better conditions for teachers and students in Philadelphia’s public school system has widened its support base, drawing four new major partners to its side, including two or...
by The Philadelphia Tribune
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Trayvon’s Mom to Urban League: ‘Use My Broken Heart’

Philly Tribune: The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin told a National Urban League gathering in Philadelphia on Friday to use her tragedy to stop the same thing from happening to another child and she blamed Florida’...
by The Philadelphia Tribune
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National Urban League Conference Comes to Philly

When the National Urban League convenes in Philadelphia next week, the organization will focus on job creation and address attacks on voting rights, affirmative action, civil rights and justice. The “Redeem the Dream: Jobs Re...
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How Basketball Love Beat Racial Hate

By Clarence Page Brace yourself for a lot of looking-back stories. Fifty years have passed since 1963, a time of transition that makes today’s social and political firestorms look like a cool breeze. It was the year that the ...
by The Philadelphia Tribune
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Black on Black Violence Continues to Be Ignored

By Larry Miller for the Philadelphia Tribune The acquittal of George Zimmerman incited a growing number of protests across the nation as legions of angry people raised their collective voice in a cry of “Justice for Trayvon....
by The Philadelphia Tribune
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New App Allows Church Members to Connect

By Arlene Edmonds for the Philadelphia Tribune It is time for church communications to move into the 21st century. One might say that this is gospel according to app creator Lasana Hotep, who along with his partners Alonzo Jone...
by The Philadelphia Tribune
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He Checked That Box, But How Black is Obama?

“If you had a choice of color, which one would you choose, my brother?” – Curtis Mayfield, 1969   In the official U.S. 2010 head count, President Barack Obama provided one answer to the question about his ethnic back...
by The Philadelphia Tribune
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GOP Turns Against Own History

By Clarence Page Frederick Douglass, the most important African American in the 19th century, was loyal to the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln’s day, even when it turned disloyal to him. I wonder how he would feel about t...
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