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Dr. Ben Carson Announces Run for Republican Presidential Candidacy
  Associated Press writer Bill Barrow contributed to this report from Atlanta. Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday,…
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Atlanta Department of Corrections commemorates National Correctional Officers Week
ATLANTA — Atlanta’s Department of Corrections (DOC) announced today that it will commemorate National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8, 2015,…
Surprised? Man who filmed Freddie Gray’s arrest has now been arrested himself
Atlanta-area sheriff under investigation for shooting woman at model home

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WORLD NEWS

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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

ENTERTAINMENT

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Chicago Heineken Concert Series: Kelly Price and Biz Markie
Heineken kicks off Spring in Chicago with a stellar talent line-up that includes Chicago’s DJ Mark Fuller, Hip Hop legend–DJ Biz Markie and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter…
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We Day Illinois Empowers Local Youth
When youth are empowered, so is the world and We Day Illinois illustrated the potent power of the area’s youngest residents. Held at the Allstate…
Rihanna relentlessly roasted for egg-plant dress to Met gala
LHHATL RECAP: Stevie J Goes To Rehab; Karlie Redd Keeps It Messy; Yung Joc Gets Set Up & More

POLITICS

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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…

BUSINESS

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ABC-7 CHICAGO: CHICAGO DEFENDER CELEBRATES 110 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
CHICAGO (WLS) –Founded on May 5, 1905, by Robert Sengstacke Abbott, the Chicago Defender was a platform to denounce racism experienced by African Americans.”His driving…
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Opening a New Chapter for Pullman
Opening a New Chapter for Pullman by Seth Berliner/ MK Communications  Once a flourishing live-work company town but for many recent decades a forgotten community, neglected…
Silicon Valley Insider Pinpoints Common Myths Around Diversity In Tech [VIDEO]
Van Jones: The Future For Children Of Color Is Being Written In Code [VIDEO]

SPORTS

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2015 NFL Draft – On the Clock in Chicago
Winning is an American experience and football in America is a way of life. Every week fans invest time, energy and money to watch players…
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Funniest tweets on Floyd Mayweather’s unimpressive win over Manny Pacquiao
Billed as the “Fight of the Century,” Floyd Mayweather’s defeat of top rival Manny Pacquiao turned into a long snore of epic proportions as fans, celebrities and…
Muhammad Ali answers Floyd Mayweather’s claim that he’s now the greatest
Catching A Star: Bears draft WR Kevin White in the 2015 NFL Draft

HEALTH

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Opening a New Chapter for Pullman
Opening a New Chapter for Pullman by Seth Berliner/ MK Communications  Once a flourishing live-work company town but for many recent decades a forgotten community, neglected…
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Dr. Ben Carson Announces Run for Republican Presidential Candidacy
  Associated Press writer Bill Barrow contributed to this report from Atlanta. Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday,…
The Cost Of Infertility And Why African American Women Suffer In Silence
100-Minute-Old Baby Becomes UK’s Youngest Organ Donor

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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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…

FOCUS

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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…

CULTURE

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Chicago Heineken Concert Series: Kelly Price and Biz Markie
Heineken kicks off Spring in Chicago with a stellar talent line-up that includes Chicago’s DJ Mark Fuller, Hip Hop legend–DJ Biz Markie and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter…
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Dr. Ben Carson Announces Run for Republican Presidential Candidacy
  Associated Press writer Bill Barrow contributed to this report from Atlanta. Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday,…

VIEWS

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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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