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Report: Strict Texas ID Law Is Stopping Citizens From Voting
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was right when she predicted earlier this month that a strict Texas voter ID law would prevent Americans…
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Georgia Voting Rights Discord Persists in Wake of Critical Midterm Election
The year 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and yet in Georgia, the suspicion of voter suppression lingers…
D.C. Student’s Family Sues For $11 Million After Sex Tape With Teacher Goes Viral
We Should Talk More About Bill Cosby’s Rape Allegations



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Hagel considering new military-wide Ebola policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the military service chiefs recommended to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he require all U.S. troops returning from counter-Ebola…
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Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in…
Ebola-stricken nurse being flown to Washington
UN Says Ebola Death Toll Rising To 4,500 This Week


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Why We’re Actually Not Mad At ‘Tiny And Shekinah’s Weave Trip’
My initial reaction to an email from VH1 about a new series called Tiny & Shekinah’s Weave Trip was a cry for help. As in, “Jesus and…
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Geneva Thomas Suing Melyssa Ford For $25 Million
We thought the fight between Geneva Thomas and Melyssa Ford was beyond ridiculous when news first broke that the “Blood, Sweat & Heels” costars had…
AM BUZZ: Tiny Opens Up About Plastic Surgery; Lil Kim’s Baby Daddy Poses With Stripper & More
Peter Thomas Slams ‘Hip Hollywood’ Blog for Saying He was Arrested


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Members of Black Community Want Gov. Pat Quinn Re-elected
With only four more days until election day Gov. Pat Quinn supporters are getting more aggressive in their efforts to push more voters to the…
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Latino Mayoral Candidate: ”Harold Washington was a Mentor”
CHICAGO–Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Chicago) said Wednesday, after a Latino Forum Policy breakfast, that if he becomes Chicago’s next mayor, he would create…


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Lonely At The Top: Is Dating Harder For Entrepreneurs?
One of the most attractive qualities about dating an entrepreneur is the flexibility of their schedule. However, on the flip side, entrepreneur schedules can be…
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‘Woke Up Black’ Filmmaker Seeking Young Subjects For Continuation
Producer/director Mary F. Morten is currently working on a continuation of her previous documentary film, “Woke Up Black,” which his aptly titled “Woke Up Black. Again,”…
Urban Partnership Bank achieves lending milestone, announces award from U.S. Department of Treasury
Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Comes Out as a Proud Gay Man; ‘It has given me a deeper undestanding to what it means to be in the minority’


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Giants Defeat Royals 3-2 to Win World Series in 7 Games
*(Via Newsy) – It’s safe to say a baseball dynasty has formed in the Bay Area! The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in game 7 to capture the team’s third championship in the past five years — a feat only five other teams have achieved in MLB history. Despite an early exit from Giants’ starter Tim Hudson in […]
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“If”…The Story of The Chicago Bulls And The 2014-15 NBA Season
After the courting of Carmelo Anthony that never really stood a chance, the amnesty of Carlos Boozer, the addition of seasoned veteran power forward, Pau…
Bulls exercise option on Snell
LeBron James’ Wife Savannah Gives Birth to Baby Girl


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‘It felt like my bones were on top of each other, grinding together:’ New Procedure Brings Woman Relief
CHICAGO–For Chicago resident Folasade “Sade” Adekoya, taking a stroll through a park, running with her children or even just getting through the work day, were…
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Fearing Ebola? Doctors Say Get A Flu Shot
CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola – chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.…
#NationalOatmealDay: 5 Recipes For Delicious Oatmeal
Nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital


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The Quintessential Choice for Governor| The Chicago Defender Endorses Pat Quinn for Governor
This may be the most important election in Illinois recent history.  Everywhere one turns whether it’s TV, radio, newsprint, the Internet or a tweet we…


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Chicago Artist, Mother, Uses Childhood Memories as Inspiration
There’s enough bad in the world that art should take you away from the negativity. Creating that positive element is what Chicago artist Dana Todd…


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Why I Joined The Fight
All over the U.S., October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I had the pleasure of representing Tyscot Music + Entertainment in the city of…
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With a coveted Dove Award win, Grammy and Stellar Award nominations and nearly 20 years of memorable music to their credit, to say that Contemporary…


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When Dating Becomes Deadly: Know the Signs of Teen Dating Violence
In a tragic case of teen dating violence in Romeoville, Illinois, on February 13, 2014, 15-year-old Briana Valle’s 23-year-old ex-boyfriend shot her and her mother,…
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What’s at Stake if We Don’t Vote?
Today’s Republican in-your–face racism should remind us why 50 years ago African Americans marched for the right to vote. The ‘Freedom Fighters’ suffered inhumane attacks…


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Bill Cosby Backs Out Of ‘Queen Latifah’ Show Appearance
  Bill Cosby’s had a change of plans after his numerous allegations of sexual assault resurfaced this month. Comedian Hannibal Buress reminded the audience during…
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Nicki Minaj Announces December Release Date For ‘The Pink Print’ [VIDEO]
Nicki Minaj has finally offered up an ETA on her upcoming album “The Pink Print”! The rap diva surprised her fans tonight by revealing that…


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Dems Desperately Want Black Votes, But Should We Support Them On Election Day?
Many Democrats up for election this year are running away from President Barack Obama and are desperate for Black votes. In other instances, Democrats and Republicans are…
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We Should Talk More About Bill Cosby’s Rape Allegations
  I’m not entirely sure I believe comedian Hannibal Buress when he says he didn’t think making an onstage joke about Bill Cosby’s (pictured) history…



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