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Bow Ties, Blogs, the American Bar Association and More in The Week’s Good News

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Find out about a 12-year-old entrepreneur, Chimamanda Adichie's new blog, the ABA's history-making president and more in this week's good news. Read more

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The #WhyIStayed Tweets Pastors Need to See

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#WhyIStayed and #WhenILeft are offering insight and firsthand accounts of domestic violence but they are also revealing the church’s negligence on the issue. Read more

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Ray Rice: Domestic Abuse, Weed, and the NFL “Standard”

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The Ravens termination and NFL suspension of Ray Rice reveals a double standard regarding athlete infractions and is forcing fans to think deeply about supporting players and teams. Read more

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Devon Still Re-Signed, Delta Establishes Charter School and More in Good News

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The Cincinnati Bengal’s re-sign player to help him with his daughter’s healthcare costs, Delta Sigma Theta becomes the first black sorority to establish a charter school and more. Read more

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After Kidnapping Schoolgirls, Boko Haram Takes aim at Churches in Northeast Nigeria

By Fredrick Nzwili 

Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, is occupying churches in north eastern Nigeria, beheading men, forcing Christian women to convert into Islam and taking them as wives, church leaders say. Read more

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A Whiz Kid, an Inmate, a High School Student and More in This Week’s Good News

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A college student discover’s a medical shortcut, a former inmate helps his fellow comrades keep in touch with the outside world, and more in our good news roundup. Read more

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Immigration and the Black Community: Finding Synergy to Promote Progress

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Immigration reform affects the black community and its time for us to get active in the discussion as well as stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are immigrants. Read more

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Michael Brown’s Funeral Echoes with Cries for Justice

By Yamiche Alcindor, Rick Jervis and John Bacon 

Justice was a recurring theme as thousands of mourners packed the mammoth Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Read more

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Jackie Robinson West: A Beacon of Light for Southside Chicago

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Growing from their city’s violent reputation to world sports victors. Read more

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This Week’s Good News

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Ebola patients recover, a Southside Chicago victory, and more in this week’s good news. Read more

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