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Thousands Gather In Baltimore To Demand Justice For Freddie Gray
Baltimore, MD–Two weeks after Freddie Gray‘s death at the hands of police officers, friends, relatives, and supporters of the 25-year-old Baltimore man took to the…
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Florida police officer shoots black man in back over mistaken cell phone
A South Florida police officer is under intense scrutiny and the subject of a lawsuit after he paralyzed a young black man by shooting him…
North Atlanta suburbs support MARTA expansion
Study shows educated black women have to marry down

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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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JAY Z Takes It To The Tweets To Defend Tidal From Naysayers
Hip Hop mogul JAY Z is notoriously quiet on Twitter, so when he took it to the tweets this afternoon to defend Tidal, a music-streaming service…
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Jay Z Defends Criticism of TIDAL In A Stream Of Surprise Tweets
Jay Z almost never tweets despite having an official Twitter account. But today the Jigga Man himself went on social media to personally defend his…
Report: Lil Wayne’s Tour Bus Shot At ‘Multiple Times’ In Atlanta
Damon Dash’s Daughter Ava Calls Him Out Over Ish-Talking Post On Mom Rachel Roy

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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CBOF Celebrates 48 in Chicago
CBOF 48, the 48th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair hosted by the preeminent  Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. organization met April 23 and 24,…
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Corporate Executives Awarded at CBOF
Chicago’s Business Opportunities Fair (CBOF) is a premier event for minority entrepreneurs and the corporations that partner with them. The CBOF is hosted by the…
Fair or Foul: Chicago’s Black Nightlife Owners Speak Out
Dust Yourself Off: Can Failure Help Your Career?

SPORTS

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Chris Rock’s brilliantly funny reasons blacks don’t play baseball (video)
Comedian-actor-producer Chris Rock was at his jocular best when he enumerated the many reasons why black participation in the game of baseball has greatly diminished from…
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WNBA’s Brittney Griner and fiancee Glory Johnson arrested for violence
The Women’s National Basketball Association has opened up an investigation after two of its stars, Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson, were arrested for a bloodied…
Atlanta Hawks Announce Sale of Franchise to Ownership Group Led by Tony Ressler
Hawks’ Mike Budenholzer wins NBA Coach of the Year award

HEALTH

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100-Minute-Old Baby Becomes UK’s Youngest Organ Donor
Newborn Teddy Houlston, who died 100 minutes after his birth, became Britain’s youngest ever organ donor after his kidneys and heart valves were used to…
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Lydia Smith Sickle Cell Foundation Media Reception
The Lydia Smith Sickle Cell Foundation hosted a private media reception at Chicago’s Nella La Stanza Wine Bar where an intimate group of sponsors and…
Dr. Oz Responds To Doctors And Calls Out Accusers
Chicago Walks to Raise Funds to Cure Arthritis

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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After 35 Years, “Bobby Jones Gospel” Will End It’s TV Run
The longest running original series in the history of cable television and the top Sunday morning program on BET Networks, ” Bobby Jones Gospel” will…
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BLACKBIRD – Gay Religious Conflict: Film Director Q & A [VIDEO]
Starring Academy Award® Winning actress Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington, BLACKBIRD  tells the story of seventeen-year-old Randy (Julian Walker), a devout Christian, who, as strong as…

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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‘50’ 4 ‘50’ MUSICIANS PERFORM at AACM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
AACM 50th Anniversary Celebration Performance– Together: A Power Stronger Than Itself   by Kai ELZabar Presented in  conjunction with  DuSable Museum this evening event boasts…
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National Youth/Police Conference April 24 and 25 in Chicago
National Youth/Police Conference Examines Encounters Between African-American Youth and Police April 24, 25   National Crisis Prompts Discussion of How to Improve Safety of Neighborhoods,…

VIEWS

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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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From Public Assistance to Going Public: Motivational Guru Lisa Nichols- Part One
Spring is here and Chicagoans are looking forward to another seasonal change. One of the things that we look forward to on our social calendar…

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