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Twitter celebrates as Travyon Martin prosecutor Angela Corey ousted in election
Angela Corey, the failed prosecutor in the infamous Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman trial, lost in her relection bid. But she wasn’t just defeated, she was pummeled…
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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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Highest Paid Jobs in Chicago for 2016
Career site Zippia released its list of the highest paid jobs in Chicago for 2016. Zippia, which provides information for jobseekers and career changers, looked at the U.S. Bureau…
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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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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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Tom Joyner, Allstate Insurance hosting ‘Tom Joyner Family Reunion’ in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – The legendary Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show”®, is celebrating family fun and excitement with the 2016…
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Yung Joc tries to explain away horrible hairdo
Former “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star and rapper Yung Joc recently opened up about his new coif and fired off a couple of shots…
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Oprah Winfrey Basks In Weight Loss, Wants Stedman To ‘Carry Her To The Pool’
Oprah Winfrey is the kind of person that you feel like you can bare your soul to and share your secrets, dreams, hopes and fears with, luckily she is also just as open with her millions of fans around the world. One of her biggest and most personal struggles is her weight loss journey, which […]
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Rob Kardashian And Blac Chyna Open Up In ‘PEOPLE’ Magazine Exclusive
Since the two of them hooked up earlier this year, things have moved at relatively lightening speed for Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. They got engaged and announced they were expecting a baby within a short span of time. Many were (and still are) skeptical about the relationship and its authenticity, as well as the […]
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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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Lifestyles Report …The first time
I’ve been slacking on giving you my list of first experiences. Frankly, I think I have missed a few months of experiencing firsts. There were…
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Church Circuit 8-31-16
Unity for the Community SEPT. 3—Morningside COGIC, 5173 Dearborn St., in Garfield, will host its Unity for the Community from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Come out…


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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