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    Rev. Jesse Jackson Launches Relief Drive for Baton Rouge Flood Victims
    Community leaders gathered with Rev. Jesse Jackson Tuesday as the leader launched his humanitarian relief drive for victims of the Baton Rouge flood. Faith leaders,…
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    When it Comes to Black Financial Institutions, Representation Matters
    As the importance of Black banks comes back into the spotlight, seeing the bigger picture is essential, an expert says. The long-term benefit is protecting…
    Blessings Over Bullets In Chicago
    Photo Highlights: Lollapalooza Dominates Chicago Celebrating 25th Anniversary

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    WORLD NEWS

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    Malawi Police Arrest HIV-Positive Man Who Says He Had Sex With Young Girls
    According to the BBC, Eric Aniva did not disclose his health status to his sexual partners or their families.
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    Obama Offers Support For Germany In Wake Of Shooting
    Friday, President Barack Obama pledged to provide “all the support” that Germany may need in the wake of the Munich shooting spree. During a live…
    One Killed, 10 Injured In Shooting At Munich Shopping Center
    Kenya Wants Thousands of Foreigners, Volunteers To Leave

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Gabby Douglas And Ciara To Judge Miss America Pageant
    Fresh off of her Olympic gold medal-winning performance at the 2016 Rio Games, Gabby Douglas is going full-speed ahead with her next gig and this one should be full of fun. It was just confirmed that Douglas along with singer Ciara, have both been added to the judges table at the upcoming Miss American pageant. […]
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    Leslie Jones The Victim Of Severe Website Hack, Nude Photos And Personal Info Exposed
    It’s been a pretty rough summer for actress/comedian Leslie Jones. After the all-female Ghostbusters reboot was a failure with fans, critics and at the box office, Jones had to face the often racially-motivated attacks aimed at her online for her part in the film. This caused her to promptly leave social media due to the […]
    John Legend And Tika Sumpter To Bring The Story Of ‘Black Wall Street’ To Life At WGN Network
    Vanessa Williams And Tichina Arnold To Lead VH1’s Scripted Series ‘Daytime Divas’

    POLITICS

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    Illinois Elections Should Reflect the Will of the People, Coalition says
    A non-partisan statewide coalition sponsoring a petition to place the Independent Map Amendment before voters in this November’s election. “What’s at stake,” you might ask?…
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    Soon, Selling a Lead Infected Home May Become Illegal in Illinois
      Senate Bill 2300, which aims to protect children against lead exposure, just passed in the Illinois Senate. The measure prevents the sale and resale…

    BUSINESS

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    Black Executives Share Why They Refuse To Talk Race At Work
    Recently, I spoke with a group of friends who all have thriving, successful careers. I connected with them to engage in an honest discussion about how deeply affected we all were by the recent strings of violence against our community and how that pain is translating into our daily lives.
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    How To Avoid An Invasion Of Your Privacy At Work
    Far too many employees make the mistake of believing their word and personal spaces are one and the same.
    Calling On Non-Profits, Chicago Offers Grant Opportunity
    Local Pastors Make the Case for Black Banks

    SPORTS

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    West Side Celebrates Eighth Consecutive Safe Summer Basketball Season
    Near West Side Celebrates Eighth Consecutive Safe Summer Basketball Season Near West Summer league connects 350 youth to safe and healthy summer alternatives After weeks…
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    WNBA Players Boycott Media, Only talk Social Issues After Fines
    The WNBA players fined by the league for wearing black t-shirts to protest the recent police-involved shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile,  as well…
    Carmelo Anthony Criticizes WNBA For Fining Players
    Kobe Bryant Pens Letter To His ‘Younger Self’

    HEALTH

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    No Mainstream Farewell for Dr.Sebi
    Sebi Gone Too Soon Dr. Sebi was born Alfredo Bowman in the village of Ilanga, Honduras on November 26th, 1933. He is known as the…
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    Phytoceramides, 10% and XXX
    Some of the best skincare on the market If you’ve never heard of Phytoceramides then you’re in for quite a surprise. Ceramides are naturally occurring fatty…
    Path to the Pistachios
    Chicago’s Best Secret

    EDITORS PICKS

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    Photo Recap: Westside Music Festival with Kelly Price, Slick Rick, and MC Lyte
    Chicagoans gathered Saturday at the Westside Music Festival to enjoy performances by Kelly Price, Slick Rick, and MC Lyte as well as some of their…

    FEATURES

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    Blessings Over Bullets In Chicago
    Growing Tally of Chicago Children Hit By Gun Violence The victims get younger and the numbness becomes more and more familiar as we find a…

    FAITH

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    West Side Churches
    In  our introduction to “West Side Stories” the Chicago Defender took a look at people in the communities of Austin, East and West Garfield Park,…
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    Convoy of Hope’s $1,000,000 Giveaway
    Tomorrow morning starting at 10 a.m., rain or shine, be sure to stop by Marquette Park (6743 S. Kedzie), for Convoy of Hope’s $1,000,000 charitable…

    FOCUS

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    Identity, Respect and Power
    Power is defined by Merriam-Webster as possession of control, authority, or influence over others. It also means the ability to act or do something. For…
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    Farewell to Anne Ward, Composer, Musician, Teacher
    “I attribute my experiences in music and the arts to the wonderful people who have shared their knowledge, time talent and support with me over…

    CULTURE

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    Why We Need To Celebrate Black Love In All Its Forms
    Black love is a thick phrase that comes loaded with imagery. You can envision brown people curled in embrace, limbs locked in unity. You can see a couple, heads bowed in prayer with shared hope. You can see whole-hearted laughs and agile hips, dancing during family reunions and weddings. You can see comfort and head […]
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    This Week at the Black Harvest Film Festival
    The Gene Siskel Film Center’s 22nd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival celebrates the best in contemporary independent filmmaking exploring the stories, images, heritage, and history…

    VIEWS

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    Identity, Respect and Power
    Power is defined by Merriam-Webster as possession of control, authority, or influence over others. It also means the ability to act or do something. For…
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    Farewell to Anne Ward, Composer, Musician, Teacher
    “I attribute my experiences in music and the arts to the wonderful people who have shared their knowledge, time talent and support with me over…

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