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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…
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2nd Miami cop charged in shooting of unarmed Charles Kinsey
The officer who shot unarmed therapist Charles Kinsey — as he tried to help his autistic patient in Miami has been identified as Jonathan Aledda. …
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Watch as racist cop follows black man into wealthy neighborhood, and see what happens next
police officer big mad that this black man owns a house in a rich neighborhood, follows him all the way to the door. pic.twitter.com/ukg8QEgIze —…
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Family Day and Culture Fest on Auburn Ave., Saturday, July 30
  ATLANTA —  Family Day/Culture Fest, a daylong, family centered, free, outdoor program, will take place in Sweet Auburn with programs, cultural activities, food, and fun…

BUSINESS

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Chevrolet DTU Fellows share their experiences, learn from leading black publishers at NNPA Annual Convention
DETROIT — Recently, as part of General Motors’ (GM) sponsorship of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Chevrolet sent two fellows from its Discover the…
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Clinton Chooses VP Running Mate: Virginia Senator Tim Kaine
On Friday afternoon, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announces her Vice Presidential running mate, Virginia Senator, Tim Kaine. She will introduce her new partner at a…

SPORTS

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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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WNBA Players Fined For Wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirts
The WNBA has fined the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for T-shirts honoring the Black Lives Matter movement and…
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Angela Simmons Maternity Style Game Is On Point
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‘RHOA’s’ Sheree Whitfield owes IRS hundreds of thousands of dollars
Sheree Whitfield’s infamous Chateau Sheree is in complete shambles. Moreover, so is her standings with the IRS and the State of Georgia. The “Real Housewives…
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Holly Robinson Peete frightened for autistic son’s life after Charles Kinsey shooting
With the string of police shootings of unarmed black men in cities across the country, the African American community is particularly on edge. But when…
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About Tim Kaine
Its been months of speculation  of who Hillary Clinton might select as her running mate. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was  high on that list as we…
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POLITICS

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Jon Stewart takes over Colbert’s show and destroys Donald Trump and ‘Fox News’
CLEVELAND — If you were looking for someone to illuminate the flagrant hypocrisy, venomous divisiveness and blatant racism of FOX News and Donald Trump, you’re…
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Trump accepts GOP nomination; tears into Clinton, crime and immigration
CLEVELAND — Pointing his finger at the camera with righteous indignation, Donald J. Trump painted a grim portrait of an America spiraling into an abyss…

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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Colorism Makes A Comeback With New Dating App Smoochr
After discovering the app, one Twitter user created the hashtag #shutdownsmoochr.
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Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action hold annual brunch
On a beautiful June 18 afternoon the Pittsburgh Nurses in Action held their Eighth Annual Evelyn Paige Parker Scholarship Brunch. The luncheon carries the name…

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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