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    Chicago Beyond Awards First-Ever Innovation Challenge Investments
    Three Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Investments Totaling Nearly $3 Million Chicago Beyond announced the winners of its first-ever innovation challenge and will present three nonprofits…
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    Rev. Jesse Jackson Launches Relief Drive for Baton Rouge Flood Victims
    Community leaders gathered with Rev. Jesse Jackson Tuesday as the leader launched his humanitarian relief drive for victims of the Baton Rouge flood. Faith leaders,…
    When it Comes to Black Financial Institutions, Representation Matters
    Blessings Over Bullets In Chicago

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    WORLD NEWS

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    Malawi Police Arrest HIV-Positive Man Who Says He Had Sex With Young Girls
    According to the BBC, Eric Aniva did not disclose his health status to his sexual partners or their families.
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    Obama Offers Support For Germany In Wake Of Shooting
    Friday, President Barack Obama pledged to provide “all the support” that Germany may need in the wake of the Munich shooting spree. During a live…
    One Killed, 10 Injured In Shooting At Munich Shopping Center
    Kenya Wants Thousands of Foreigners, Volunteers To Leave

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Verdict Reached In Big Freedia Welfare Fraud Case, No Jail Time + Probation
    Reality star and recording artist Big Freedia has spent the last several months dealing with the fallout from a welfare fraud case that positioned the entertainer to owe big bucks. Well today a verdict was finally reached in the case, and let’s just say that Big Freedia has a lot to smile about regarding the […]
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    “Braxton Family Values” Finale Sneak Peek: It’s Everyone VS. Tamar…Again
    Tamar Braxton is having a very rough week…actually she’s having a rough year. By now, you’ve no doubt heard the recent rumors regarding her and her husband/manager Vince, but as seen on tonight’s season finale of Braxton Family Values, Tamar also has to deal with all of her sisters ganging up on her once again. […]
    Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas And Simone Biles Serve Up #BlackGirlMagic In Nike Ad
    Actress Ernestine Johnson snags lead female role in ‘Digital Lives Matter’

    POLITICS

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    Illinois Elections Should Reflect the Will of the People, Coalition says
    A non-partisan statewide coalition sponsoring a petition to place the Independent Map Amendment before voters in this November’s election. “What’s at stake,” you might ask?…
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    Soon, Selling a Lead Infected Home May Become Illegal in Illinois
      Senate Bill 2300, which aims to protect children against lead exposure, just passed in the Illinois Senate. The measure prevents the sale and resale…

    BUSINESS

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    Community Banks are Against the Community Reinvestment Act
    The Healthcare Consortium of Illinois Charges Banks for not being Compliant to the Law Community Banks are Against the Community Reinvestment Act   The Healthcare…
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    Black Executives Share Why They Refuse To Talk Race At Work
    Recently, I spoke with a group of friends who all have thriving, successful careers. I connected with them to engage in an honest discussion about how deeply affected we all were by the recent strings of violence against our community and how that pain is translating into our daily lives.
    How To Avoid An Invasion Of Your Privacy At Work
    Calling On Non-Profits, Chicago Offers Grant Opportunity

    SPORTS

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    West Side Celebrates Eighth Consecutive Safe Summer Basketball Season
    Near West Side Celebrates Eighth Consecutive Safe Summer Basketball Season Near West Summer league connects 350 youth to safe and healthy summer alternatives After weeks…
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    WNBA Players Boycott Media, Only talk Social Issues After Fines
    The WNBA players fined by the league for wearing black t-shirts to protest the recent police-involved shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile,  as well…
    Carmelo Anthony Criticizes WNBA For Fining Players
    Kobe Bryant Pens Letter To His ‘Younger Self’

    HEALTH

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    No Mainstream Farewell for Dr.Sebi
    Sebi Gone Too Soon Dr. Sebi was born Alfredo Bowman in the village of Ilanga, Honduras on November 26th, 1933. He is known as the…
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    Phytoceramides, 10% and XXX
    Some of the best skincare on the market If you’ve never heard of Phytoceramides then you’re in for quite a surprise. Ceramides are naturally occurring fatty…
    Path to the Pistachios
    Chicago’s Best Secret

    EDITORS PICKS

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    Why We Literally Cannot Afford Donald Trump
      On Black Women Equal Pay Day: Why We Literally Cannot Afford Donald Trump by Natalie Madeira Cofield – ESSENCE It is imperative to elect…

    FEATURES

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    Identity, Respect and Power
    Power is defined by Merriam-Webster as possession of control, authority, or influence over others. It also means the ability to act or do something. For…

    FAITH

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    West Side Churches
    In  our introduction to “West Side Stories” the Chicago Defender took a look at people in the communities of Austin, East and West Garfield Park,…
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    Convoy of Hope’s $1,000,000 Giveaway
    Tomorrow morning starting at 10 a.m., rain or shine, be sure to stop by Marquette Park (6743 S. Kedzie), for Convoy of Hope’s $1,000,000 charitable…

    FOCUS

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    Local Student Nathaniel Lynn Receives National Honor
    The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced student Nathaniel Lynn from Homewood, Illinois, has been selected to become a member of the…
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    Identity, Respect and Power
    Power is defined by Merriam-Webster as possession of control, authority, or influence over others. It also means the ability to act or do something. For…

    CULTURE

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    Chicago Photographer Rose Blouin Exhibits Photos from Cuba
    Chicago Photographer Rose Blouin Exhibits Photos from Cuba Chicago photographer, Rose Blouin has been capturing the essence of Black culture in and around Chicago and…
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    Chicago Beyond Awards First-Ever Innovation Challenge Investments
    Three Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Investments Totaling Nearly $3 Million Chicago Beyond announced the winners of its first-ever innovation challenge and will present three nonprofits…

    VIEWS

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    Local Student Nathaniel Lynn Receives National Honor
    The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced student Nathaniel Lynn from Homewood, Illinois, has been selected to become a member of the…
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    Identity, Respect and Power
    Power is defined by Merriam-Webster as possession of control, authority, or influence over others. It also means the ability to act or do something. For…

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