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Suge Knight, Katt Williams Arrested In Robbery Case, Face Serious Prison Time
Hip-Hop heavyweight Marion “Suge” Knight, co-founder of the notorious Death Row Records, and comedian Katt Williams were arrested Wednesday and accused of stealing a paparazzi’s camera last month…
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Halloween ‘Lynching’ Display Ordered Removed From Home On Army Base
At first there was the offensive Ray Rice costume this Halloween season, now someone has hung a Black family in effigy outside of his or her…
Georgia Teacher Kept Out Of School After Husband Returns From West Africa Trip
Man Stabbed at MARTA Station



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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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Benzino and Althea Fired from ‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’
“Love and Hop Hop Atlanta” producers prove without question that life just isn’t fair. A pair of cast members get beat up … and then…
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Nas Interested In Purchasing Old Slave Grounds Of His Ancestors [VIDEO]
  If there’s one thing we know about Nas, it’s that he’s a man of many layers. Even his character in ‘Belly‘ wanted to relocate…
Kevin Hart’s Rap Angers The LGBT Community [VIDEO]
Joe Budden – “I Might Need More Than 16 Tho” [MUSIC]


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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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The Chicago Defender Endorses Jesse White for Secretary of State
The Chicago Defender endorses Jesse White for Secretary of State because he has done a remarkable job in restoring integrity to an office tainted by scandal…


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Yellen: Awareness Of Economists’ Diversity Needed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women…
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple’s new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days…
FTC says AT&T misled customers over unlimited data
Governor Quinn, Senator Durbin and Amazon Announce 1,000 Full-Time Jobs in Illinois


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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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#NationalOatmealDay: 5 Recipes For Delicious Oatmeal
Happy National Oatmeal Day! If you’re not excited yet, wait ’til you see the recipes I have for you! Oats are considered a superfood and…
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Nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital
ATLANTA (AP) — A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta…
Nurse Under Ebola Quarantine – Kaci Hickox – Hires Civil Rights Lawyer
Boris Kodjoe Reveals How Spina Bifida Effects His Daughter Sophie [EXCLUSIVE]


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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 Says His Work Creates Conversations
  CHICAGO–The upcoming Harlem Fine Arts Show is bringing together more than a dozen talented emerging and established artists from across the city.  Many of…


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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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Benzino & Althea Fired From ‘Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta’ [VIDEO]
  We’re only a couple months removed from the controversial end to ‘Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta‘ season three. Tension ran high throughout this latest installment…
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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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Cosby Has No One to Blame But Cosby for His Sullied Image
For decades Bill Cosby has been enshrined as America’s most treasured TV Dad, the quintessential symbol of all that is good and wholesome in family…
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Kevin Hart’s Rap Angers The LGBT Community [VIDEO]
  In the third episode of Real Husbands of Hollywood, Nick Cannon makes an attempt to run for Mayor of Beverly Hills. And while Kevin Hart…



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