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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block On Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan
In a blow to President Barack Obama’s controversial immigration reform plan, a federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Department of Justice lawyers…
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Father Of Maryland Toddler Found Dead In Swing Speaks Out, Says Mother “Wasn’t Fit” To Take Care Of Son
The father of a toddler who was found dead while in the custody of his mother, who had been pushing him in a swing for…
So A Kenyan Lawyer Wants To Give President Obama 50 Cows To Marry Malia Obama
This Man Had The Best Response To A “Meninist” Who Shamed His Wedding Photo

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WORLD NEWS

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Majority Of Women Recently Rescued From Boko Haram Pregnant
Although we all rejoice that over 200 girls were recently rescued from militant Islamic terror group Boko Haram, reports are saying that 90 percent are…
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Couple Sentenced In Death Of Mother Whose Body Was Stuffed Into Suitcase In Bali
An Indonesian court found a #Chicago couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison. http://t.co/lGNtzn98XI — Katie Woodson (@katie_Woodson) April 21, 2015 A…
Ebola Survivors Urged To Practice Safe Sex To Prevent Spread Of The Disease
White House warns Senate anew on Iran legislation

ENTERTAINMENT

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Rebel-A-Thon: Ava DuVernay and 40 Other Black Filmmakers Take Over Twitter
  Hello Beautiful favorite Ava DuVernay is once again making moves, but this time she’s behind the keyboard instead of behind the camera. DuVernay and over 40 of her amazing fellow Black filmmakers are participating in a Rebel-A-Thon on Twitter to raise awareness about DuVernay’s Black film collective AAFRM (specifically the #ARRAY membership drive) and to generally […]
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He Loves Himself? The Rock Breaks Selfie Record [VIDEO]
Jumping into what is mostly the domain of young tweens with preening duck lips, Hollywood hunk Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a new title – king of the selfies. The star of edge-of-your-seat action thriller San Andreas set a new Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in three minutes, at the world premiere of […]
Celebrate HIM! The Sweetest Father’s Day Stories You Shared With Us
Who’s the surprise guest on Cedric the Entertainer’s ‘The Soul Man’ season final double-header?

POLITICS

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Michael Madigan Battles Rauner
Michael Madigan Battles Rauner   House Speaker Michael Madigan cut his Memorial DayHoliday weekend short and returned to the Capitol where he  delivered a message to…
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Will She Or Won’t She Run for Illinois Senate Run
  Will Andrea Zopp Run for Illinois Senate Run        Chicago Urban League President and CEO, Andrea Zopp is considering  the 2016 Illinois U.S. Senate…

BUSINESS

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FASHION, HISTORY AND SHOPPING: EBONY FASHION FAIR SHOW AUCTION
Fashion fanatics will be granted access to the treasures from the Ebony Fashion Fair Show vault on June 10th at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. This final…
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Carolyn’s Kids Foundation Distributed Commencement Scholarships
Carolyn’s Kids Foundation Distributed Commencement Scholarships Carolyn’s Kids Foundation distributed Commencement Scholarships to 8th graders across Chicago. Students from Mollison Elementary, Principal Kimberly Henderson; St.…
Business Mentor Alonzo Perkins Passes
It’s Real Out Here in These Streets: CHI RAQ

SPORTS

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Chi-Town is Draft Town! The NFL invades Grant Park
This week from Wednesday April 29th until Saturday May 2nd, for the first time since 1963, Chicago will be host to the NFL’s biggest offseason…
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Jamaal Wilkes Tells the Story of an NBA Champion in his Memoir, Smooth As Silk
Jamaal Wilkes Tells the Story of an NBA Champion in his Memoir, Smooth As Silk By Gina Bee, Chicago Defender Contributing Writer      …
Happy 52nd, Mike! Jordan’s Greatest Dunks of All-Time [VIDEO]
Patriots Owner Celebrates Super Bowl Win Like A Bawse [VIDEO]

HEALTH

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Dirty Girls: Mudderella Is An Amazingly Messy Run For Women, By Women
If you are a sweaty beauty that’s not afraid to get a little dirty, then let’s go on a mud run! Mudderella is the first mud…
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Do You Commute To Work? Here’s How Not To Look A Hot Sweaty Mess When You Get There
Shade! Dr. Oz’s Colleagues Petition To Have Him Fired For ‘Quack’ Medicine
Trade In Your Bubble Coat For These 3 Light Spring Fitness Essentials

EDITORS PICKS

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‘Blood Is Still Red': Ferguson Fears Setback As Cop-Shooter Eludes Manhunt
FERGUSON, Mo. — As reporters flocked back to this St. Louis suburb following the ambush shooting of two officers outside the police department overnight, residents, law enforcement…

FEATURES

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Journey To Empowerment exhibit opens today at local library
Visitors to Harold Washington Library and 88 satellite libraries will have an opportunity to explore the treasured archives of the iconic Chicago Defender newspaper. Still…

FAITH

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Andrea Dumas Talks About New Inspirational Song ‘Speak It’ [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
Andrea Dumas has sung with the top names in Gospel music.  As a background vocalist for Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin and a member of…
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Alexis Spight Presents Lyric Video And Special Message: #ALLTHEGLORY
I studied as a student in the International Baccalaureate program where I learned in English that it’s plagiarism to take credit for someone else’s work.…

FOCUS

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Interview: Up Close
He is the second son of Benjamin and Marsha Emanuel, who along with his two brothers and a sister were raised in the North Shore…
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Fair or Foul: Chicago’s Black Nightlife Owners Speak Out
A great deal of the attraction to the Windy City centers around the restaurants and nightlife culture. In the African American community, a long legacy…

CULTURE

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Chicago Writer Oscar Brown, Jr Honored with Street Name
On Saturday, May 30, 2015, starting at 10:00 A.M., there will be a street naming ceremony and tribute to Oscar Brown, Jr. at  5200 South Harper…
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FASHION, HISTORY AND SHOPPING: EBONY FASHION FAIR SHOW AUCTION
Fashion fanatics will be granted access to the treasures from the Ebony Fashion Fair Show vault on June 10th at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. This final…

VIEWS

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Monroe Anderson: Black teen unemployment comes with a price
  This summer threatens to be long and hot. Not climate change hot but heated and angry, Baltimore Spring hot. Three days ago, a Wall…
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Monroe Anderson: Spike Lee’s Chiraq could be KKK
 Mayor Rahm Emanuel may not care for the title of Spike Lee’s movie slated to start shooting this summer in Englewood, but as an artist,…

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