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Atlanta teacher killed in crash on her way to supervise prom
DECATUR, Ga. — An Atlanta-area high school teacher who was en route to supervise a high school prom was killed in a weekend crash that also hospitalized…
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Baltimore declared state of emergency, Orioles game cancelled
BALTIMORE — While the state police requested the back up of 5,000 officers from around Maryland  to augment the Baltimore police department forces against unrestrained urban…
REPORT: Baltimore Bloods and Crips to allegedly collaborate to ‘take out’ police
Dallas Cops Will Not Face Charges In Shooting Death Of Mentally Ill Man



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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


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AM BUZZ: Jussie Smollett Rips Donald Trump To Shreds; Amber Dating The White Wiz Khalifa?! & More
Empire Star Jussie Smollett Rips Donald Trump To Shreds Jussie Smollett doesn’t only play an outspoken character on Empire, the Lyon’s actor is socially conscious…
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PRESS PLAY: Ciara Dries Her Tears & Drops ‘Dance Like We’re Making Love’
Ciara is gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated album Jackie and released her second single “Dance Like We’re Making Love.” After dropping…
Young Thug engaged to beauty Karlae (photos)
Watch It Now: FOX Unveils ‘Wayward Pines’ Premiere On Hulu [VIDEO]


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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…


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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?


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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


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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


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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…


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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…


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Kirk Franklin Sets Critics Straight On ‘Trap Gospel’ And Erica Campbell’s New Song
Last month Erica Campbell, one half of mega gospel group Mary Mary released a solo album called Help 2.0. There’s one track, “I Luh God,”…
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A.D. The Bible Continues Brings Scary Results Of ‘Lying To God’ To Life
We should fear cheating God. We should fear being dishonest with each other. Last night A.D. The Bible Continues hit the topic of  hypocrites hard. Scripture…


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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…


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Commissioner Boykin Calls ‘State of Emergency’ press conference
Comm. Richard R. Boykin  holds 9:30 a.m. Press Conference Before his ‘State of Emergency’ Town Hall Meeting Chicago, IL-Cook County Comm. Richard R. Boykin (D-1)…
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Wiz Khalifa’s Heart Aches For Amber Rose On Usher Duet
Usher and Wiz Khalifa are sending some mixed signals in their new collaboration. The pair linked up on a remix of Rico Love’s “Somebody Else,”…


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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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