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Marilyn Mosby: 10 things you need to know about the state prosecutor for Baltimore
BALTIMORE — Maryland State Attorney for Baltimore City Marilyn Mosby descended upon the scene like a thunder clap. When she told the world that Freddie…
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Davis Bozeman Law Firm asks Eric Sheppard to ‘safely turn yourself in’
DECATUR, Ga. – The Atlanta-based attorneys for Valdosta State University student Eric “EJ” Sheppard are pleading with the sought-after activist to “turn yourself in safely.”…
List of felonies charges against Baltimore police officers
6 Baltimore police officers slapped with murder and manslaughter charges in Freddie Gray’s death



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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


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Are You Ready To See Nicki Minaj And Common In ‘Barbershop 3’?
Alright Barbz. Take it easy. But your girl Nicki Minaj is set to star in the upcoming sequel to the Barbershop series, tentatively titled Barbershop 3! MUST…
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MUSIC ROUNDUP: New Ciara & Missy Elliot; Kelly Rowland Back In The Studio & More
Ciara has tapped a familiar voice to amp up the third single from new album “Jackie”! The singer linked up with her girl Missy Elliot…
Oh, Girl: 16 Gifs For Every Time Stacey Dash Opens Her Mouth
Taraji P. Henson Worries Son May Face Police Brutality


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Our Own Plan
By the time you read this article, Chicago will have elected its next mayor who once again will not be Black, but by all accounts…
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Daughter of Englewood will Not Concede to Opponent
    Victory Still Within Reach in the 16th Ward Aldermanic Race, Stephanie Coleman Says CHICAGO – Saying there are too many outstanding issues and…


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Van Jones: The Future For Children Of Color Is Being Written In Code [VIDEO]
Despite the fact that we have Black people in positions of power throughout government, including the White House, Black economic progress won’t necessarily come from the…
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CBOF Celebrates 48 in Chicago
CBOF 48, the 48th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair hosted by the preeminent  Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. organization met April 23 and 24,…
Corporate Executives Awarded at CBOF
Fair or Foul: Chicago’s Black Nightlife Owners Speak Out


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Muhammad Ali answers Floyd Mayweather’s claim that he’s now the greatest
LAS VEGAS — During a comprehensive day-long interview with ESPN boxing superstar Floyd “Money” Mayweather told “First Take’s” Stephen A. Smith that he felt that…
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Catching A Star: Bears draft WR Kevin White in the 2015 NFL Draft
  Chicago has its newest Bear. The crowd on hand at the Auditorium Theatre went wild as Commissioner Roger Godell read, “With the number seven…
NFL Draft Week: How Does it Impact Black Chicago?
Chris Rock’s brilliantly funny reasons blacks don’t play baseball (video)


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100-Minute-Old Baby Becomes UK’s Youngest Organ Donor
Newborn Teddy Houlston, who died 100 minutes after his birth, became Britain’s youngest ever organ donor after his kidneys and heart valves were used to…
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Lydia Smith Sickle Cell Foundation Media Reception
The Lydia Smith Sickle Cell Foundation hosted a private media reception at Chicago’s Nella La Stanza Wine Bar where an intimate group of sponsors and…
Dr. Oz Responds To Doctors And Calls Out Accusers
Chicago Walks to Raise Funds to Cure Arthritis


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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…


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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…


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NEW ALBUM ALERT: Lonnie Hunter’s New #GETITDONE Album Available May 2nd
Lonnie Hunter and Structure will be releasing their new album entitled #GETITDONE on Saturday May 2nd for iTunes. His hit song “Forever I Will” can also…
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Anthony Brown & Group Therapy “Worth” [NEW MUSIC VIDEO]
“WORTH” is the purely magnificent debut single from the upcoming Tyscot Music & Entertainment new release and Anthony Brown & group therAPy sophomore album Everyday Jesus the…


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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…
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Another life lost: Deonte Hoard
  Shots rang out in South Deering, a far southiside  neighborhood, last Monday when 17-year old Deonte Hoard was accompanying his friend to the store…


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A Possible West Swift Collaboration
Are Kanye and Taylor Gearing up for a Collaboration? Some folks are still pissed off about Kanye West infamously interrupting Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV…
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Pearls of Wisdom: Zeta Phi Beta Celebrates Tradition of Service
This past weekend, the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel was invaded by the colors of royal blue and white as the sisterhood of the Zeta Phi…


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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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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…




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