NATIONAL NEWS

Featured image
What Does Ending The Cold War With Cuba Mean For Afro-Cubans And African Americans
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced the normalizing of relations with Cuba and subsequently ending the Cold War with our neighbor just 90 miles off…
Featured image
FBI Wants to Extradite Assata Shakur After Renewed Cuba Relations
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Jersey State Police badly want to get their hands on convicted American cop killer Assata Shakur, who…
Oldest HBCU Cheyney University on the Brink of Closing
Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever

CHI TOWN TV

WORLD NEWS

Featured image
Ebola Vaccine Trial Suspended After Side Effects
LONDON (AP) — Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects. In…
Featured image
An Open Letter of Love to Black Students
              The Open Letter  below was written by college academicians and educators to our children and so we want to…
Sierra Leonean Docs Strike Again Over Ebola Care
In Ebola Outbreak, Bad Data Adds Another Problem

ENTERTAINMENT

Featured image
Tyga Debuts ‘The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty’ Album Cover Designed by DONDA
  Despite not having a release date, Tyga treats his fans to the album art, which came courtesy of DONDA.   And not only is…
Featured image
64-Year-Old Stevie Wonder Welcomes Ninth Child!
Musical icon, Stevie Wonder (pictured) at 64-years-young has welcomed yet another new life to his ever-expanding family of now nine children, a baby girl named Nia…
WTH?! Thursday: Man Invents Chocolate Smelling Gas Pill [VIDEO]
PRhyme On Classic Albums: “Something You Can’t Put Down and Stands The Test Of Time” [EXCLUSIVE]

POLITICS

Featured image
Former Obama Aides Urging Warren Run For President
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 300 former campaign staffers and organizers for President Barack Obama have signed on to a letter urging Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth…
Featured image
Chokehold Case Stirs Debate On Special Prosecutors
NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn’t indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such…

BUSINESS

Featured image
Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever
NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging…
Featured image
Leon and Karin Dingle: Chicago Couple Convicted Of Stealing State Grants
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday on more than a dozen counts of stealing $3.4 million in state…
South Side Gallery Owner Strives to Make Customers Feel at Home
Cricket Wireless Names Chicago Entrepreneur as a Finalist

SPORTS

Featured image
Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the…
Featured image
LeBron James Gets Presidential Support For Wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-Shirt
*LeBron James can take comfort knowing the “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt he wore recently attracted a good share of attention, particularly from President Barack Obama. The commander-in-chief applauded Obama as well as other black celebrities who have expressed their opinion regarding race and police brutality amid the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. So […]
Atlanta Braves Release Renditions of New Stadium
Former NFL Star Darren Sharper Faces Life in Prison Over Alleged Rapes

HEALTH

Featured image
Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the…
Featured image
A fresh setback for efforts to cure HIV infection
Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a…
Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use
Cases of most common STD fell for first time in 30 years

EDITORS PICKS

Featured image
We Can’t Breathe
Roll call. Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akil Gurley, Tamir Rice and all the other unarmed Black males that have been murdered by police saw no…

FEATURES

Featured image
Barack And Michelle Obama’s Love Story Is Getting The Hollywood Treatment
The love story of Barack and Michelle Obama is headed for the big screen. The forthcoming film, titled “Southside With You,” will center on the day young…

FAITH

Featured image
Bryan Andrew Wilson ‘Turning Away’ [WORLD PREMIERE]
It’s been a busy week for singer/songwriter Bryan Andrew Wilson. His Top 20 comeback CD “ The One Percent” (EchoPark JDI Entertainment) earned him a…
Featured image
Call To Action: Participate In Black Life Matters Sunday
This morning we received an editorial from Dr James C. Perkins, President of Progressive National Baptist Convention. It is an eye opening challenge for the…

FOCUS

Featured image
Eric Holder Supports Protesters Who Interrupted His Speech at Atlanta’s Ebenezer
Both President Obama and his attorney general,  U.S. Department of Justice leader Eric Holder, received catcalls during their forums on the Ferguson fiasco and fallout…
Featured image
Mr. President, Come to Ferguson
Ferguson is too important to be treated on the margins. It is too important to lead the news one day, and disappear the next. The…

CULTURE

Featured image
Sony Warned Not To Cast Denzel Washington Due To “Racist” International Audiences
Denzel Washington’s name has been brought up in the ongoing story regarding the Sony Pictures hack. The Independent reports that an unnamed producer told Sony…
Featured image
Mike Tyson Talks Maturity And Sobriety With Earl Sweatshirt During Interview
  Mike Tyson and Earl Sweatshirt sat down for an interview about their lives, careers, fears and expectations. During the sit-down for Citizens of Humanity , the…

VIEWS

Featured image
Let’s All Breathe Again
Where else but America can the great-grandson of a slave grow up in the streets of Detroit and become a college president? Where else but…
Featured image
Cleo Manago: Bill Cosby — Guilty Until Proven Guilty. Ask A Black Man
*People tend to view reality through the lens of their personal experience or biases, even when completely irrelevant to a particular issue or incident. Yet, sometimes one’s personal experience and knowledge – with investigation – can bring relevant insight or contemplation to a given situation. I raise this inspired by increasingly disturbing developments in the […]

VIDEO VIEWS

FEATURED EVENTSDecember 2014

  • 19
    Fri
  • 20
    Sat
  • 21
    Sun
  • 22
    Mon
  • 23
    Tue
  • 24
    Wed
  • 25
    Thu
advertisement
×

DIGITAL EDITION

advertisement

On Facebook

@ChiDefender on Twitter

advertisement

Local Weather