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Councilman Kwanza Hall’s star-studded birthday party
ATLANTA – Councilman Kwanza Hall already possesses the mayoral-like demeanor and disposition of a national statesmen, evidenced by the ease by which he interwove his…
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Surprising reasons why black teen pregnancy is down by 50%
Black females teens are not having nearly as many babies as they did about a decade ago. According to a new study released on Thursday by…
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Ford Fund and Atlanta dealer donate Transit Connect Van to Summerhill Community Ministries
  ATLANTA — A famous former Heisman Trophy-winning college football player will be in attendance when the The Ford Motor Company Fund and Allan Vigil…
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City of Atlanta to Participate in Denim Day in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month
ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today that it will participate in “Denim Day” on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by encouraging city employees to…

BUSINESS

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LINK Unlimited Scholars: Serving Chicago Youth for 50 Years
Lately a great deal of our story headlines have included the troubling challenges that our Black youth face everyday in school and personal life. The…
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Chicago Urban League’s Annual SUMMIT Luncheon
Chicago Urban League’s Annual SUMMIT Luncheon to Bring Together Diverse Network of Leaders, Innovators     edited by Kai EL’ Zabar On May 2, 2016,…

SPORTS

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Warren G delivers horrible rendition of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ in Chicago
Somebody needed to “regulate” on Warren G after his first-degree assault on a time-honored tradition in Chicago. Rapper Warren G is a long way from…
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Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott put on blast by groupie in their bed
Ohio State Buckeye Nation and Cowboy fans have to be looking side-eye at superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott, the MVP of the Buckeyes’ championship run…
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Demetria McKinney hosts 1st annual ‘Single Mom’s Mothers Day’ at Suite Lounge
ATLANTA — For the second time in three weeks, singer and actress Demetria McKinney totally immersed herself in an impromptu duet with another dynamic songstress…
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Prince Reportedly Fought Throat & Stomach Pain Before Death
The singer, who died April 21, began requesting foods that were easier to digest, chef Ray Roberts told the AP. He was also fighting off "waves of sore throats and frequent upset stomachs."
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FAB OR FUG: Tamar Braxton Attends The Emmy Awards
Tamar Braxton was nominated for an Emmy and did not win. Beauties, tell us, did she take home an award for style?
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IlliniCare Health Expands Its Community Resource Center
IlliniCare Health Expands Its Community Resource Center   edited by Kai EL’  Zabar   IlliniCare Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), will hold a…
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POLITICS

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Listen as President Obama jokes on all 5 presidential candidates (video)
President Obama hosted his eighth and final White House Correspondents’ Dinner. During his speech, the 44th president teased each of the current presidential candidates. On…
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Councilman Kwanza Hall’s star-studded birthday party
ATLANTA – Councilman Kwanza Hall already possesses the mayoral-like demeanor and disposition of a national statesmen, evidenced by the ease by which he interwove his…

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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S. Patha Merkerson: Living With Diabetes
Most Americans have seen firsthand what the downside of diabetes can do to the human body. If you haven’t contracted the disease from a young…
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Couples We Love: Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz Make Love And Music

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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“Migration,” Makes its Premier Run at etaCreative Arts Foundation
            Migration, the Play Makes its Premier Run at etaCreative Arts Foundation Migration by playwright Michael Bradford makes its premier run in…
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Three Things You Can Do Right Now ….
.. To Save Chicago Police Records From Being Destroyed By Ken HareChicago Defender Staff Writer Chicago Defender Staff Writer Chicago is ground zero in the…
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Vanessa Williams Headlines Chicago UNICEF 9th Annual Hope Gala
  The Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host its 9th annual Hope Gala to raise more than $1 million for UNICEF’s work…

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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