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2016’s Most and Least Educated Cities
With fall semester drawing near and educational attainment having a strong connection to income level, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Most…
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2 dead in shooting at Florida nightclub’s ‘teen’ party
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at least…
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2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor’s race
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ It has been two years since a White police officer fatally shot Black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching…
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Chevrolet, NASCAR announce annual Diversity Scholarship Contest
  Diversity Scholarship Launched to Support STEM Education INDIANAPOLIS — Chevrolet and NASCAR announced the launch of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest…

BUSINESS

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Chicago Is Not Broke Says Experts
“The deepest problems of modern life flow from the attempt of the individual to maintain the independence and individuality of his existence against the sovereign…
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Kroger Partners with local businesswoman to launch ‘Cutie Cakes’
Kroger has expanded its commitment to locally sourced products by joining forces with local brand personality, Aundrea Dumas, to launch “Cutie Cakes – Cupcakes in…

SPORTS

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WNBA Reverses Fines Against Players For BLM Protest Shirts
Tensions between players and the organization rose throughout the month of July after the Minnesota Lynx wore Black shirts stitched with the words, “Change starts with us. Justice & Accountability,” written in white on the front.
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Kobe Bryant Pens Letter To His ‘Younger Self’
Retired NBA player Kobe Bryant has written a letter to his ‘younger self.’ The 20-year-veteran posted the essay to The Players Tribune Wednesday. In it,…
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Kerry Washington, Shonda Rimes And More Band Together To Defeat Trump During DNC
The 2016 Democratic National Convention is officially underway and kicked off Monday night with a bang, courtesy of FLOTUS Michelle Obama. Now going into day two, some well-known names in Hollywood have decided to band together to take down Republican nominee Donald Trump once and for all. Many may not want to admit it, but […]
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Mariah Carey Covers ‘Complex’ Magazine, Talks Marriage And More
2016 has been quite the busy year so far for songbird and diva extraordinaire Mariah Carey and she is gearing up for the last half of the year to be just as spectacular with her E! docuseries that is scheduled to debut this fall. The newly engaged singer covers the new issue of Complex magazine, […]
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Nastiest responses to ‘heartless’ Ed Hartwell divorcing Keshia Knight Pulliam suddenly
An avalanche of abject anger has fell upon Ed Hartwell’s sizable cranium in light that he has bounced from the marriage in a near-record seven months…
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Dr. Dre racially profiled, handcuffed after racial road rage outside his own home
How is this for being racially profiled? Dr. Dre just experienced this weird and scary event at his house. A stranger parks in front of…
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POLITICS

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Hillary Clinton Becomes First Woman Presidential Democratic Nominee
Illinois Delegates Pushes the Clinton Presidential Button Why do we love our country despite the challenges of its social and cultural divides throughout America’s history?…
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Michelle Obama electrifies Democratic Convention; celebrities respond (video)
PHILADELPHIA — On a star-studded Monday night at the Democratic National Convention that included Sen. Corey Booker, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sarah Silverman, Eva Longoria, Paul Simon,…

ATL BLOG

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Councilman Michael Julian Bond to host ‘The Legacy Continues’
Descendants of leaders in the civil rights movement   ATLANTA – Many people are aware how hard it is for children share the surname of…
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Jagged Edge’s Kyle Norman’s wife cut off from family for taking back abusive husband
Former Jagged Edge singer Kyle Norman and his wife Marrika appeared on the Steve Harvey Show to discuss the violent episode where he violently beat…

COMMUNITY

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In Defense Of Mo’Nique’s Open Marriage, Vows Don’t Come In One-Size-Fits-All
What goes on in someone else's bedroom is, frankly, none of our business.
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PUT A RING ON IT: Nia & Johnny Are A Vision Of Love
Photographer Nia Jones had no clue how much her life would change when she shot a wedding and met the man she would marry, Johnny Frazier. She gained a husband, help meet, and business partner all in one click of her camera. Like so many of us have heard, love shows up when you’re not […]

PRAISE

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Meagan Good blasts ‘backward’ Christians who criticize her dresses
Megan Good’s mentality is this: she does not wear a saddle on her back, so you are not going to ride her back about the…
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Christians sound off on premarital sex
Due to societal changes, casual sex has become a norm. Sexual images are seen on social media, portrayed on television and in music. From a…

FEATURES

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Nikki Giovanni: The Revolution Is Now Streamed
Nikki Giovanni: The Revolution Is Now Streamed By: Mary L. Datcher ¦ Arts & Entertainment Editor Words are powerful. They hold meaning when they are…
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Tom Tresser Talks TIFs: Part 1
Tom Tresser the editor of the book “Chicago Is Not Broke” stopped by the Defender to explain what is a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district…
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Tom Tresser Talks Tifs: Part 2
Tom Tresser the editor of the book “Chicago Is Not Broke” stopped by the Defender to explain what is a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district…

EDITORS PICK

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My Black History: Keeping it real in school and life
In the spring of 1968, while growing up in Indianapolis, my mother scooped up me and my three younger siblings and told us that she…

VIEWPOINTS

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Planned Parenthood preys on Blacks to ‘control population’
The Washington Post fact checks the GOP presidential candidate's claim about Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood's founder.
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Min. Paul Scott/Straight Outta Con Man: Exposin’ the truth about NWA
“Fool me one time shame on you/Fool me twice can’t put the blame on you”  (No Role Modelz)  – J Cole I’d be lying to…
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