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Atlanta Mayor Reed Appoints DPCD commissioner
Kasim Reed today announced his appointment of Tim Keane as Commissioner for the Department of Planning and Community Development. Keane previously served as the Director…
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Kansas councilman’s allegedly yells road rage slurs to black girl
An Edwardsville, Kan. city councilman has been on the job scarcely two weeks yet is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigations after he…
Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation Tours the Play Mobile at City Parks During the Summer Months
Keke Palmer to receive Spirit of the League award from Atlanta Urban League

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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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Sherri Shepherd Jokes About Giving Her Baby Away On ‘The View’
Sherri Shepherd returned to “The View” just long enough to make what is probably her worst joke of the year. Sherri tried her best to fight against claiming any parental responsibility for her surrogate child with Lamar Sally. She didn’t want the child because she believed that it was just her estranged husband’s ploy to […]
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Jody Watley: New Tour, New Music and New Shalamar
If you grew up in the era of cultural identity, sexual exploration, political uprise and post-Vietnam—most likely you’re either a baby of the late 60’s…
Murdered rapper Chinx has a baby on the way, and it’s not his wife’s
Man who tried to kill Lil Wayne has ties to Young Thug

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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Why Working Abroad May Be The Best Thing You Could Do For Your Career & Life
Amsterdam, Johannesburg and Singapore oh my! There's so many places to see in the world. Why not work there and get paid to see these places?
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Collins Votes Against Catastrophic Budget Cuts
Collins votes against catastrophic cuts and for a budget that meets obligations State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th) voted Wednesday against budget reductions Governor Rauner…
Andrea L. Zopp Leaves Chicago Urban League to Launch a Bid for the Senate
FASHION, HISTORY AND SHOPPING: EBONY FASHION FAIR SHOW AUCTION

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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American Heart Association Opens Hearts to Save Lives
The American Heart Association knows that cardiovascular disease is at the heart of our community’s health issues. Nearly half of all African-American adults have some…
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More Than 71,000 American Women Will Likely Die Of Lung Cancer This Year, When Was The Last Time You Thought About Your Lungs?
These are the lung tips that will save your life.
Dirty Girls: Mudderella Is An Amazingly Messy Run For Women, By Women
Do You Commute To Work? Here’s How Not To Look A Hot Sweaty Mess When You Get There

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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The Power of Faith: Bishop J.L. Jones, Sr.
The power of faith is interwoven in our community through the foundation of churches, mosques and temples. Throughout the last century, the diversity of religion…
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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…

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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Jody Watley: New Tour, New Music and New Shalamar
If you grew up in the era of cultural identity, sexual exploration, political uprise and post-Vietnam—most likely you’re either a baby of the late 60’s…
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RIOT FEST LINE-UP FEATURES SNOOP DOGG, ICE CUBE, CYPRESS HILL AND MORE!!!
Chicago’s Riot Fest & Carnival has announced it’s first wave of bands to play its flagship festival on Sept. 11-13, 2015 in Douglas Park.  Three-Day…

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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