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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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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…
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Alexis Spight Presents Lyric Video And Special Message: #ALLTHEGLORY
I studied as a student in the International Baccalaureate program where I learned in English that it’s plagiarism to take credit for someone else’s work.…


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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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Gambling Casino Quite a Crap Shoot for Chicagos Poor
  Gambling Casino Quite a Crap Shoot for Chicago’s Poor by Monroe Anderson   I’ve got to admit that I wasn’t convinced when Mayor Rahm…
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E Notes By Kai EL’Zabar Executive Editor Chicago Defender   WHY DO BLACK MEN RUN FROM POLICE? Why do Black men run from the police?…


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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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Mother Accepts Son’s Diploma After He Dies In Prom Car Accident
The mother of a deceased teen from Chicago accepted his diploma during an emotional graduation ceremony this week after he was killed in a devastating…
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Georgia ranked in top 10 for barbecue states
Georgia is ranked in the top 10 in the United States for barbecue, according to a travel company. According to Newton, Mass.-based TripAdvisor Inc., Georgia…
Georgia in top ten for most car thefts and recoveries
Atlanta man holds carjacker at gunpoint until police arrive



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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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Taye Diggs Jokes About His ‘Inner Homosexuality’
Taye Diggs was recently cast as the lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, which makes him the first Black man to…
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Nina Simone’s Estate Accuses Sony Of Piracy
There’s more drama afoot for the Nina Simone estate. The iconic singer’s heirs are battling Sony, her former label, for allegedly pirating her music. According…
Michael B. Jordan Addresses Human Torch Controversy In Essay
Raven-Symone’s Ridiculous Comments May Have Just Landed Her The Ultimate Gig


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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…
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Chicago Radio Personality Dies of Heart Congestion
Ty Wansley, a former STL resident who spent 35 years as a radio-show host in Chicago, died Wednesday at the age of 63. Wansley lived…


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Right to Work Zones and Unions in the Black Community
    Right to Work Zones and Unions in the Black Community By Maze Jackson Chicago Defender Contributing Writer Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed introducing…
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Chicago City Council Black Caucus Gets New Chairman
  Alderman Sawyer of the 6th ward,  is  the New Chairman of the City Council Black Caucus   Sixth Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer’s known for his…
What Your Job May Not Tell You About Your Health Insurance
Preckwinkle Seeks to Overhaul Government Pension Plans


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Openly gay player Michael Sam to play pro football again
Michael Sam is getting another shot to play pro football. Just not in the NFL. Sam will play in the CFL — the Canadian Football…
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Atlanta Hawks lose Eastern Conference opener to LeBron and Cavs
ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks fandom is a little shellshocked after the team was thoroughly defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the opening of the Eastern…
Internet has fun at L.A. Clippers’ expense after epic collapse
NFL Lowers the Boom on Brady


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Why Allergies Are So Bad Right Now: Painful Side-Effect
With allergy season in full bloom, Nuvora, an oral health care company bringing new drug delivery technologies to market, announced today a solution for dry…
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Robert Fullilove Talks The Black Community and AIDS
Robert Fullilove Talks The Black Community and AIDS   Professor Robert E. Fullilove, EdD is the Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs, Professor of…
Emil Jones Pushes Legislation that helps Prevent the Spread of AIDS
Opening a New Chapter for Pullman