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Former APS superintendent Beverly Hall dies at 68
Superintendent Beverly Hall died after a battle with breast cancer on Wednesday, March 4. Hall had been battling breast cancer as dozens of educators stood…
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Fulton County police officer killed in ambush shooting
A Fulton County (Ga.) police officer ambushed by an intoxicated shooter in the dark and fog overnight and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.…
Bobbi Kristina’s family filming reality show while she remains in coma
3 women arrested in brutal beating of Atlanta woman over a hamburger

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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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Filmmakers Crowdfund Funny Short Film On Natural Hair Journey
Two filmmakers are taking bringing humor to the challenge of teaching Black kids to love their natural hair, but they might need you to chip…
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Bobby Brown Holds Birthday Vigil For Bobbi Kristina
  Bobby Brown is bringing his family together to celebrate Bobbi Kristina’s birthday as she continues to fight for her life. Today is Bobbi’s 22nd…
TV ROUNDUP: Ne-Yo’s Fake Baby Mama Is Competing For Love; Nia Long & Mike Epps New Show & More
Jazz in the Gardens 2015 lineup: Maxwell, R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Run-DMC and others

POLITICS

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Chicago’s Historic 2015 Aldermanic Election: Where Do We Go From Here?
Even with a low voter turnout (33 percent), last Tuesday’s municipal election showed the power of the ballot box while candidates and political pundits scurried to re-examine their positions…
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Mayoral Runoff: Now the Fight Begins
  The people of the City of Chicago has spoken and there will be a runoff for the Mayoral election on April 7. Although, the…

BUSINESS

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Maya Angelou Forever Stamp unveiled, Robert Robinson Taylor honored with 2015 Black Heritage Stamp
  WASHINGTON —The U.S. Postal Service announced last month that it would honor Maya Angelou — the beloved author, poet, actress and champion of equality…
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Toyota kicks off Chicago auto show by donating winter boots, socks to Chicago area homeless families
Chicago – For many families living paycheck to paycheck, there’s the possibility of being an illness, an accident, or a paycheck away from living on…
Mitchell leading the charge for paid sick leave
Michael Jordan Has Officially Joined The One Percent… As A Billionaire

SPORTS

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Jordan, Other NBA Owners Join Forbes’ Billionaire List
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jordan, a former Chicago Bulls player, and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list…
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Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, is dead at 86
Nobody ever seems to remember second place or the second person to do something. This has been Earl Lloyd’s dilemma during the balance of his…
Atlanta native Richard Dent among Black College Hall of Fame inductees
Derrick Rose Is Out With Another Knee Injury

HEALTH

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UN: World Eating Too Much Sugar; Cut To 5-10 Percent Of Diet
LONDON (AP) — Put down the doughnut. And while you’re at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the…
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Scientists Think They Are Close To Creating Babies From Same Sex DNA
Scientists at Cambridge University and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science recently announced that babies developed from the DNA of two people of the same sex…
Health Officials Perplexed By Vaccination Skeptics
UN Warns Against Complacency As Ebola Fight Enters New Phase

EDITORS PICKS

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Is he playing fair? Governor Rauner fights labor unions
Growing up in Chicago during the baby boomer era, almost everybody knew someone — whether it was a relative or an immediate family member — that was…

FEATURES

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Maya Angelou Forever Stamp unveiled, Robert Robinson Taylor honored with 2015 Black Heritage Stamp
  WASHINGTON —The U.S. Postal Service announced last month that it would honor Maya Angelou — the beloved author, poet, actress and champion of equality…

FAITH

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Minute Meditation: Prayer For Strength
Strength is a characteristic that is often underrated. Praying for strength is merely understanding that you are seeking out the ability to survive in our…
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Prayers And Support To Donnie McClurkin As He Mourns
The McClurkin Family gathered together today to say farewell to sibling, Cheryl “Cheri” McClurkin (June 8, 1962 – March 3, 2015) The McClurkin Family gathered…

FOCUS

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The Way Forward for Black Students
For good reasons many African Americans have wonderful memories of their time in public schools. Among those recollections are the family and community legacies, the…
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Col. Eugene F. Scott to make 2015 Bud Billiken Parade his last
Col. Eugene F. Scott will take that last ride up Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in August after nearly 20 years of directing the nation’s…

CULTURE

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Unpopular Opinion: Is It Ever Okay To Discipline Other People’s Children?
If you’ve been watching ABC’s new show, The Slap, you’ve probably got an opinion on the central question in the show’s premise: is it okay…
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DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate
FERGUSON, Mo. — A forthcoming Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department has found that city officials engage in practices that discriminate against black…

VIEWS

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The Way Forward for Black Students
For good reasons many African Americans have wonderful memories of their time in public schools. Among those recollections are the family and community legacies, the…
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Truth or consequences
Change is afoot in Chicago. Just as 1938 changed the course of history with the take over by the democratic machine, it has become tradition…

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