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Hillary Clinton accepts historic nomination at Democratic National Convention
PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady of Arkansas and the United States and the former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State, made…
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Federal Claim That Votes Were Changed
On March 14, the Chicago Defender wrote about the possibility of voting machines malfunctioning when Harold Lucas, Director of the Bronzeville Information Visitor Center, stated…
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Iowa crime lab analyst fired after anti-Black Facebook rant
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ An Iowa state crime laboratory analyst has been terminated after posting a rant on Facebook that said she no longer…
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Mom: Gunman would ‘pretty much lose it’ on police shootings
The mother of the man who shot and killed three law-enforcement officers in Baton Rouge said her son would “pretty much lose it” when he…

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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Ed Hartwell believes this man is father of Keshia Knight Pulliam’s baby
Part of the reason for the quick, quiet divorce filing was the fact that Ed Hartwell believed that either Keshia Knight Pulliam was was cheating…
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Bow Wow says he doesn’t care about civil rights and politics because he’s mixed
During his mindless, idiotic interactions with his “fans” on Twitter, irrelevant rapper Bow Wow gave every and any excuse as to why he doesn’t care…
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Simone Biles Covers ‘TIME’ Magazine
The start of the 2016 Rio Olympics is just a week away and one of the most anticipated events is the gymnastics competition, where all eyes will be on powerhouse gymnast Simone Biles. Her talent and skill level is almost otherworldly and certainly earned her the coveted spot on the Olympic gymnastics team. Now she […]
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Oprah Winfrey Says Final Goodbye To Harpo Studios With Demolition
The end of an era has finally come. That’s the best way to sum up the reality that Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios is officially a distant memory. After 30 years of monumental moments and the foundation for The Oprah Winfrey Show, the iconic building is no more.   If you recall back in December of […]
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POLITICS

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Meet VP pick Tim Kaine, stealth progressive connected to Black community
During the week Tim Kaine was selected as the vice presidential candidate by Hillary Clinton, many liberals – some of whom had deluded themselves with…
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Hillary Clinton: Magnifying Speech Seals The Deal At The DNC
Hillary Clinton Is No Punk The final evening of the Democratic National Convention was one of the most anticipated closers for political watchers and millions…

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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What Black parents must do this summer
There is a 3-year gap between Black and White students. Many people love to believe it’s due to income, fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent…
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Women’s Weekend at Northside Institutional
The women who attended the Sunday Women’s Weekend finale service was blessed by both visiting speaker Evangelist Shirley Jordan and Northside Institutional Church Of God…

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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