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Ben Carson, Prison Does Not Prove Being Gay Is A Choice
For many Black children born in the 1980s, Ben Carson is a hero. He is, as BuzzFeed’s Joel Anderson describes in a well-done profile about…
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LAPD Refuses To Release Body Camera Footage Of Police Shooting Homeless Man
As police continue to investigate the shooting death of a black homeless man in Los Angeles, officials say the body camera footage won’t be released just yet, Mashable…
Former APS superintendent Beverly Hall dies at 68
Fulton County police officer killed in ambush shooting

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WORLD NEWS

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World Health Organization Approves 1st Quick Test For Ebola
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization has approved a quick test for Ebola that will dramatically cut the time it takes to determine with…
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Ebola Cases Decline In West Africa, By Over 80 Percent In Sierra Leone
The U.S. military is bringing home all but 100 troops dispatched to West Africa almost 10 months ago in an effort to stem the Ebola…
Boko Haram, Hit By 3-Nation Offensive, Rampage In Cameroon
Liberia: Only 5 People Being Treated For Ebola In Country

ENTERTAINMENT

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Funniest memes from ‘Empire’ episode 8
Episode 8 of the intoxicating runaway hit “Empire” took its audience through multiple corkscrews, dealing with a hostile takeover try by Lucious’ old enemy from…
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T.I. confirms ‘ATL 2′ being film in Atlanta
Hip hop impresario Clifford “T.I.” Harris Jr. has confirmed that there will be a sequel to his beloved urban classic ATL. The first film, based…
Filmmakers Crowdfund Funny Short Film On Natural Hair Journey
Bobby Brown Holds Birthday Vigil For Bobbi Kristina

POLITICS

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Chicago’s Historic 2015 Aldermanic Election: Where Do We Go From Here?
Even with a low voter turnout (33 percent), last Tuesday’s municipal election showed the power of the ballot box while candidates and political pundits scurried to re-examine their positions…
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Mayoral Runoff: Now the Fight Begins
  The people of the City of Chicago has spoken and there will be a runoff for the Mayoral election on April 7. Although, the…

BUSINESS

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A Little Positivity: Howard University To Pay Students Who Graduate On Time
Seniors gearing up for graduation at Howard University can breathe a little easier now; the Mecca is implementing a new practice that will surely lower…
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Maya Angelou Forever Stamp unveiled, Robert Robinson Taylor honored with 2015 Black Heritage Stamp
  WASHINGTON —The U.S. Postal Service announced last month that it would honor Maya Angelou — the beloved author, poet, actress and champion of equality…
Toyota kicks off Chicago auto show by donating winter boots, socks to Chicago area homeless families
Mitchell leading the charge for paid sick leave

SPORTS

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Jordan, Other NBA Owners Join Forbes’ Billionaire List
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jordan, a former Chicago Bulls player, and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list…
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Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, is dead at 86
Nobody ever seems to remember second place or the second person to do something. This has been Earl Lloyd’s dilemma during the balance of his…
Atlanta native Richard Dent among Black College Hall of Fame inductees
Derrick Rose Is Out With Another Knee Injury

HEALTH

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UN: World Eating Too Much Sugar; Cut To 5-10 Percent Of Diet
LONDON (AP) — Put down the doughnut. And while you’re at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the…
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Scientists Think They Are Close To Creating Babies From Same Sex DNA
Scientists at Cambridge University and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science recently announced that babies developed from the DNA of two people of the same sex…
Health Officials Perplexed By Vaccination Skeptics
UN Warns Against Complacency As Ebola Fight Enters New Phase

EDITORS PICKS

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Is he playing fair? Governor Rauner fights labor unions
Growing up in Chicago during the baby boomer era, almost everybody knew someone — whether it was a relative or an immediate family member — that was…

FEATURES

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Maya Angelou Forever Stamp unveiled, Robert Robinson Taylor honored with 2015 Black Heritage Stamp
  WASHINGTON —The U.S. Postal Service announced last month that it would honor Maya Angelou — the beloved author, poet, actress and champion of equality…

FAITH

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Minute Meditation: Prayer For Strength
Strength is a characteristic that is often underrated. Praying for strength is merely understanding that you are seeking out the ability to survive in our…
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Prayers And Support To Donnie McClurkin As He Mourns
The McClurkin Family gathered together today to say farewell to sibling, Cheryl “Cheri” McClurkin (June 8, 1962 – March 3, 2015) The McClurkin Family gathered…

FOCUS

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The Way Forward for Black Students
For good reasons many African Americans have wonderful memories of their time in public schools. Among those recollections are the family and community legacies, the…
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Col. Eugene F. Scott to make 2015 Bud Billiken Parade his last
Col. Eugene F. Scott will take that last ride up Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in August after nearly 20 years of directing the nation’s…

CULTURE

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Unpopular Opinion: Is It Ever Okay To Discipline Other People’s Children?
If you’ve been watching ABC’s new show, The Slap, you’ve probably got an opinion on the central question in the show’s premise: is it okay…
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DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate
FERGUSON, Mo. — A forthcoming Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department has found that city officials engage in practices that discriminate against black…

VIEWS

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The Way Forward for Black Students
For good reasons many African Americans have wonderful memories of their time in public schools. Among those recollections are the family and community legacies, the…
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Truth or consequences
Change is afoot in Chicago. Just as 1938 changed the course of history with the take over by the democratic machine, it has become tradition…

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