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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…
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North Atlanta suburbs support MARTA expansion
Suburbanites north of Atlanta support the expansion of heavy rail expansion, according to a recent poll by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. This represents a…
Study shows educated black women have to marry down
Morehouse School of Medicine, Delta sorority hosting 5K ‘Heart Walk’

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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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Kimora Lee Simmons Instagrams Her First Pic Of Baby Boy Wolfe!
We absolutely love a good baby pic, and today’s munchkin update comes from model and fashion entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons!  Earlier this month, she gave birth…
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Lordt, Turn Up The AC! The Official ‘Chocolate City’ Trailer Is Here! [VIDEO]
Chile, while we were already planning to see Chocolate City, in anticipation of its May 22nd release in theaters, this trailer right here got us feeling some…
More photos of Blue Ivy and Jay Z at Beyonce’s mom’s wedding
Bruce Jenner receives massive celebrity support for sex change

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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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…
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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…
Dust Yourself Off: Can Failure Help Your Career?
ComEd Reduces Delivery Rates and Saves Millions for Illinois Customers

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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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,…
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Honored
  Illinois Senator Kimberly Lightfoot, assistant Majority Leader is taking time out to acknowledge the grandparents who raising their grandchildren for a spectrum of reasons. She…

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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