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Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation Tours the Play Mobile at City Parks During the Summer Months
ATLANTA -The Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that the Play Mobile, also known as the city’s recreation center on wheels, will return to…
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Keke Palmer to receive Spirit of the League award from Atlanta Urban League
Actress and Singer KeKe Palmer who began performing at the age of five, has had her own television show and starred in major stage productions…
Atlanta schoolgirl fights off would-be rapist at bus stop
Baltimore star state attorney Marilyn Mosby was once on ‘Judge Judy’

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WORLD NEWS

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Majority Of Women Recently Rescued From Boko Haram Pregnant
Although we all rejoice that over 200 girls were recently rescued from militant Islamic terror group Boko Haram, reports are saying that 90 percent are…
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Couple Sentenced In Death Of Mother Whose Body Was Stuffed Into Suitcase In Bali
An Indonesian court found a #Chicago couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison. http://t.co/lGNtzn98XI — Katie Woodson (@katie_Woodson) April 21, 2015 A…
Ebola Survivors Urged To Practice Safe Sex To Prevent Spread Of The Disease
White House warns Senate anew on Iran legislation

ENTERTAINMENT

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Jay Z blasted for all white Tidal staff while demanding blacks support him
The rapper Jay-Z went into an interesting and very public tirade about his struggles as a black man.  During a recent concert performance, the artist…
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RIP: Reynaldo Rey Dead At 75
Comedian Reynaldo Rey has passed away today at the age of 75. The funnyman died earlier today due to complications of a stroke, TMZ.com reports. He had the stroke last year, but he began having trouble related to the episode back in January. According to his manager, Rey checked into a hospital earlier today for […]
Kevin Hart slams women who call fiancee Eniko Parrish gold digger
Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard Reunite On Spike TV For ‘Lip Sync Battle’ [VIDEO]

POLITICS

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Michael Madigan Battles Rauner
Michael Madigan Battles Rauner   House Speaker Michael Madigan cut his Memorial DayHoliday weekend short and returned to the Capitol where he  delivered a message to…
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Will She Or Won’t She Run for Illinois Senate Run
  Will Andrea Zopp Run for Illinois Senate Run        Chicago Urban League President and CEO, Andrea Zopp is considering  the 2016 Illinois U.S. Senate…

BUSINESS

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Collins Votes Against Catastrophic Budget Cuts
Collins votes against catastrophic cuts and for a budget that meets obligations State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th) voted Wednesday against budget reductions Governor Rauner…
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Andrea L. Zopp Leaves Chicago Urban League to Launch a Bid for the Senate
Andrea L. Zopp Leaves Chicago Urban League to Launch a Bid for the Senate Andrea L. Zopp Ends Dynamic Tenure at Chicago Urban League Shari…
FASHION, HISTORY AND SHOPPING: EBONY FASHION FAIR SHOW AUCTION
Carolyn’s Kids Foundation Distributed Commencement Scholarships

SPORTS

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Chi-Town is Draft Town! The NFL invades Grant Park
This week from Wednesday April 29th until Saturday May 2nd, for the first time since 1963, Chicago will be host to the NFL’s biggest offseason…
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Jamaal Wilkes Tells the Story of an NBA Champion in his Memoir, Smooth As Silk
Jamaal Wilkes Tells the Story of an NBA Champion in his Memoir, Smooth As Silk By Gina Bee, Chicago Defender Contributing Writer      …
Happy 52nd, Mike! Jordan’s Greatest Dunks of All-Time [VIDEO]
Patriots Owner Celebrates Super Bowl Win Like A Bawse [VIDEO]

HEALTH

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Dirty Girls: Mudderella Is An Amazingly Messy Run For Women, By Women
If you are a sweaty beauty that’s not afraid to get a little dirty, then let’s go on a mud run! Mudderella is the first mud…
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Do You Commute To Work? Here’s How Not To Look A Hot Sweaty Mess When You Get There
Shade! Dr. Oz’s Colleagues Petition To Have Him Fired For ‘Quack’ Medicine
Trade In Your Bubble Coat For These 3 Light Spring Fitness Essentials

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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The Power of Faith: Bishop J.L. Jones, Sr.
The power of faith is interwoven in our community through the foundation of churches, mosques and temples. Throughout the last century, the diversity of religion…
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Andrea Dumas Talks About New Inspirational Song ‘Speak It’ [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
Andrea Dumas has sung with the top names in Gospel music.  As a background vocalist for Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin and a member of…

FOCUS

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Interview: Up Close
He is the second son of Benjamin and Marsha Emanuel, who along with his two brothers and a sister were raised in the North Shore…
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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…

CULTURE

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RIOT FEST LINE-UP FEATURES SNOOP DOGG, ICE CUBE, CYPRESS HILL AND MORE!!!
Chicago’s Riot Fest & Carnival has announced it’s first wave of bands to play its flagship festival on Sept. 11-13, 2015 in Douglas Park.  Three-Day…
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A Chicago Theater Voice Silenced
A Chicago Theater Voice Silenced By Candace Hunter Chicago Defender Arts  & Culture Editor The Defender had a chance to be at the opening for…

VIEWS

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Monroe Anderson: Black teen unemployment comes with a price
  This summer threatens to be long and hot. Not climate change hot but heated and angry, Baltimore Spring hot. Three days ago, a Wall…
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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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