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Bishop Wayne T. Jackson says best way to handle Trump is to engage him
This Saturday, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will be coming to Detroit. Again. Only this time ‘The Donald’ is coming in search of The Black…
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University of Wisconsin-Madison is top party school in US; WVU No. 2
  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders are chafing under a state-imposed tuition freeze and the football team didn’t crack the Top 25…
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Congresswoman Kelly Kicks Off Caucus on Black Women & Girls in Chicago
Congresswoman Robin Kelly, along with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke of New York, hosted the ultimate empowerment and public policy symposium for Black women and…
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2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade’s cousin
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the…


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Retired CPS Teacher Recounts Frightening Experience With Chicago Police Officers
The following account is written by a Chicago resident and retired Chicago Public School teacher regarding an incident involving her encounter with on-duty Chicago Police…
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Community Banks are Against the Community Reinvestment Act
The Healthcare Consortium of Illinois Charges Banks for not being Compliant to the Law Community Banks are Against the Community Reinvestment Act   The Healthcare…


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Meet the woman Usain Bolt has been cheating on Kasi Bennett with
Olympic megastar Usain Bolt has been setting records with his exploits on the track. But it is also clear, according to the media, that it is…
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1985 Chicago Bears Documentary Premieres Tuesday
Chicago-area filmmakers will premiere a new feature-length documentary on the 1985 Chicago Bears which highlights the Super Bowl Champions’ record-breaking rise and victory. “‘85: The…
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Cops Gather Outside Chris Brown’s Home After Woman Claims He Brandished Gun
Police have been stationed at Brown's house since 3 am this morning after Baylee Curran, a former pageant contestant, made a 911 call to police, according to TMZ.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Twitter Mourns The Loss Of Internet Personality Nicole Milfie….AND MORE
Nicole Milfie was unapologetic when speaking on women's sexuality and feminism. The cause of her death is still unknown. Twitter users created the hashtag #RIPMilfie to mourn her death. Read more.
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Blac Chyna gets naked for ‘Paper’ magazine, just like Kim Kardashian
Blac Chyna channeled her inner Kim Kardashian and posed naked for Paper magazine, which was released today. Chyna, who also goes by the name Angela…
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2016 MTV VMAs Top Moments: Beyonce Smashed A Camera; Kanye West Shouts Out Amber Rose & More
The 2016 MTV VMAs went all out to top last year’s show, and it delivered some major moments that could not be missed. But if you did, we have a few highlights from the show!   Work, Work, Work Rihanna kicked got the party started with a cotton candy extravaganza, mashing up some of her […]
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Illinois Elections Should Reflect the Will of the People, Coalition says
Says Independent Maps 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,”…
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Mayor Reed announced PGA Tour Championship enhancements
Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference alongside the PGA TOUR, The Coca-Cola Company and the Southern Company to discuss the series of enhancements which…


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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…


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Here Are 6 Ways Social Media Can Destroy Your Marriage
Don't let being connected to the internet disconnect you from your partner.
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Liz Weston: 5 money myths you probably believe
Managing money can be complicated, and myths are often born from people’s struggles to make it simpler. But simplistic solutions can cost you instead of…


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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…


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Community Gather For Prayer Vigil For Dwayne Wade’s Cousin
Today at 1pm, the Aldridge, Morris and Wade families, along with friends and concerned members of the community will gather at Willie Mae Morris Empowerment…
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Kelly Price: A New Chapter of Renewal
The Chicago Defender had a chance to catch up with Grammy-nominated artist Kelly Price, who has built a stellar career for over two decades with…
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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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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…


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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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Donald Glover hosts FX’s ‘Atlanta’ red carpet premiere (photos)
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Angela Simmons flosses baby bump in glam photo shoot
Cavs’ J.R. Smith marries his love Jewell Harris
Hot photos from the Democratic National Convention, opening night