NATIONAL NEWS

Featured image
Skyy Fisher: Compton School Official Who Made Controversial Trayvon Martin Comments Charged With Sexual Assault
Skyy Fisher, the controversial Compton Unified school board member who called slain teenager Trayvon Martin a “fa**ot Black dude” and school Superintendent Karen Frison a “b**ch” in…
Featured image
This Year’s Mayfly Hatch Was So Big It Showed Up On Radar And Caused A Car Wreck
If you’re an animal that enjoys eating mayflies, and you live in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, this is your time to chow down. If…
US Weighs Refugee Status for Youth from Honduras
Canadians Stand Up To Help Water-Shutoff Crisis In Detroit [VIDEO]

CHI TOWN TV

WORLD NEWS

Featured image
Very Bad Week: Airline Disasters Come in a Cluster
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket…
Featured image
EU: Regulator: Morning-After Pill Ok for All Women
  LONDON (AP) — A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review…
China Lifts Quarantine After Man Dies of Plague
Senator: No Arms to Iraq Unless Congress Gets Info

ENTERTAINMENT

Featured image
Is This What You Actually Thought These Song Lyrics Were?
We’ve all done it before. You’re in your car, blasting a song, belting out the lyrics — or, at least, what you thought were the…
Featured image
Jada Pinkett Smith: There’s An ‘Epidemic In Regards To The Treatment Of Women’
Jada Pinkett Smith recently spoke out on Facebook about Jada, a 16-year-old girlwhose horrifying alleged rape was mocked on social media. The 42-year-old actress, however,…
Lauryn Hill Tosses Fan Out Of Chicago House Of Blues Concert
Kiss, Usher, J.Lo to Perform at Fashion Rocks

POLITICS

Featured image
NJ Gov. Christie to campaign for Rauner in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Chicago to support Bruce Rauner’s campaign for Illinois governor. Christie and Rauner are scheduled…
Featured image
Ryan Proposes Streamlining Anti-Poverty Programs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states…

BUSINESS

Featured image
Where Are The Black Internet Workers? Civil Rights Bigs Weigh In
Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are projected to grow by 17 percent by 2018, compared to 9.8 percent for jobs in other fields,…
Featured image
Radio One Founder Highlighted In Newseum Exhibit
The Newseum exhibition, “One Nation With News for All,” tells the story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight…
Fifth Third Bank is Legacy Sponsor of 2014 National Urban League Conference
Kobina Wright Pays Homage to the Automotive Industry

SPORTS

Featured image
Joakim Noah to address Chicago’s street violence
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will address ways to curb Chicago’s gun violence. The 2014 NBA defensive player of the year founded…
Featured image
Playoffs goal in Chicago
  CHICAGO (AP) — It was far from a quiet offseason for the Chicago Bears, and now they really hope to make some noise.  …
Michael Sam Had Second Guesses About Coming Out As Gay
Jets Eliminating Paper Season Tickets

HEALTH

Featured image
When Being Obese Could Save Your Life
You’ve just had a heart attack, and you’re in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. If you’re overweight or moderately obese, you’re actually…
Featured image
EU: Regulator: Morning-After Pill Ok for All Women
  LONDON (AP) — A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review…
China Lifts Quarantine After Man Dies of Plague
More US Girls Now Getting Cervical Cancer Vaccine

EDITORS PICKS

Featured image
NAACP Recognizes Quincy Jones’ Humanitarian Work With Medal
Quincy Jones is set to receive the 99th NAACP Spingarn Medal July 23 at the 105th NAACP National Convention. This medal is considered the highest…

FEATURES

Featured image
Antoine Walker Hosts Screening in Chicago for His Documentary ‘Gone in an Instant’
  In Antoine Walker’s new documentary, “Gone in an Instant,” he uses a personal life lesson to hopefully prevent other young NBA players from making…

FAITH

Featured image
Inspirational Song Of The Day: Danetra Moore – Only God Can
​Danetra Moore is an exceptionally talented and dynamic vocalist, model and actress. She is a native of Stockton, California that now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.…
Featured image
Minute Meditation: A Prayer For Courage
The dictionary definition of Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.…

FOCUS

Featured image
Police Seize More than 3,600 Illegal Firearms in 2014
CHICAGO – Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy announced Chicago Police have seized more than 3,600 illegal firearms to date in 2014. Superintendent McCarthy was…
Featured image
Gift of Hope honors late Chicago teen’s parents, encourages families to discuss organ donation
CHICAGO – When it comes to organ donation, 33 percent of those on waiting lists are African American, but account for only 14 percent of…

CULTURE

Featured image
Phaedra Parks Takes Leave Of Absence From ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’?!
There’s chatter that Bravo has lost another peach because Phaedra Parks may be taking a little time away from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Season…
Featured image
Don’t Let This Happen To You: Woman Leaves Sex Toy Inside Herself For 10 Years & Destroys Her Bladder
Scottish doctors made a surprising discovery when they found a sex toy that had been inside one of their patients for 10 years. An unidentified…

VIEWS

Featured image
Eric Garner Could Have Been Me
The recent death of Eric Garner, while in police custody, horrified and angered me. A video shows that police placed Garner in a choke hold,…
Featured image
I Was Confined to Solitary at Age 16 and It Still Haunts Me
February is cold in Northern Virginia. It’s even colder when you’re in a cell alone, without a mattress, a blanket, a pillow, or a sheet.…

VIDEO VIEWS

FEATURED EVENTSJuly 2014

  • 25
    Fri
  • 26
    Sat
  • 27
    Sun
  • 28
    Mon
  • 29
    Tue
  • 30
    Wed
  • 31
    Thu
advertisement

DIGITAL DAILY SIGNUP

DIGITAL EDITION

advertisement

On Facebook

@ChiDefender on Twitter

advertisement

Local Weather