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Odell Beckham Jr. Signs Largest Shoe Deal In History

Nike had 10 days to match Adidas’ offer.

Plumber Gerald ‘Red’ Dwyer, St. Pat’s Parade booster, dies at 85 – Chicago Sun-Times

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Plumber Gerald ‘Red’ Dwyer, St. Pat’s Parade booster, dies at 85
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Mr. Dwyer “was like for Chicago. He knew who was related to whom.” His grandmother Mary Ellen Ryan and her nine brothers and sisters were active with Holy Family Church on Roosevelt Road. “She went to mass there every day until she died …

Cricket Wireless® and House of Blues Entertainment Partner to Deliver Fans Outstanding Music Experiences

Cricket Wireless is now the official sponsor of House of Blues Entertainment, Live Nation’s pre-eminent group of intimate music venues, and is set to develop a unique brand presence at 30 HOBE locations across the country, as well as launch the “Cricket Wireless Concert Series.” Showcasing emerging and established talent performing at select venues, Cricket […]

Turner Field Community Trust Fund Created for Job Training, Affordable Housing

Image Courtesy of Sherise Brown The Atlanta City Council approved, in a vote of nine to three, an ordinance by Councilman Michael Julian Bond  to create a Trust Fund to benefit the communities surrounding the former Turner Field, including Summerhill, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, and a portion of Grant Park. The approved legislation is considered the […]

First victims identified in Manchester concert bombing – WLS-TV

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First victims identified in Manchester concert bombing
Peter Rawlinson, deputy of the Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy in Croston, northwest of Manchester, told The Associated Press that the school confirmed Callander’s death with members of her family. Rawlinson says “she was academically a …
Manchester Concert Bombing Victims Were People of All AgesNBC Chicago
8-year-old Manchester bombing victim was ‘a beautiful little girl’Chicago Sun-Times
Manchester police name bomber who killed 22, hunt for accomplicesChicago Tribune

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Education Podcast

The Chicago Defender Newspaper, in light of recent headline news in the realm of city public education, decided to host an open dialogue featuring two Chicago-based community organizers/former teachers who would be able to provide insight into what our local educators encounter on a daily basis, how the community may assist, and more. The hour […]

Kids First Chicago and BUILD Host On The Table on Education

Listen to the Chicago Defender’s engaging education podcast! Chicago Public Schools’ latest school choice initiative, GoCPS, was the topic of conversation for an On the Table discussion hosted by Kids First Chicago and BUILD Chicago held at BUILD’s office, 5100 W. Roosevelt, on May 16. Launched by the Chicago Community Trust (CCT) in 2014, On […]

Black-owned eatery has best brunch in downtown Chicago!

Starex Smith, aka “The Hungry Black Man,” toured many great Black-owned Chicago eateries with his team from Miami. My favorite brunch spot in all of Chicago, the incomparable Batter and Berries, is located at 2748 N Lincoln Ave. Eater and other ratings publications, except for some odd reason ZAGAT, have all recognized the value of […]

Shari Noland: Why Ramona’s Story Needs to Be Heard

I can’t imagine what it must be like to be born one gender but feel like you are another gender inside. Being bold enough to live your true self for all the world to see must take incredible courage. Lately, it seems like transgender rights and fights have been all over the news and social […]

Facing A Hostile Climate

Since the election of our 45th President, hate crimes are on the rise. And one group facing the brunt of much of that hate is the transgender community.

Center on Halsted Celebrates “Human First”

RELATED: Facing a Hostile Climate: Transgender woman shares her life story in a new documentary by Columbia College as reporter reveals his side of their big, bold family story. With most dressed in formal and semi-formal attire, hundreds of LGBTQ supporters and a dozen politicians showed up in force at Saturday night’s celebration of the […]

Is it Over? Illinois Senate Advanced State Budget Proposal To End Fiscal Crisis

On Tuesday, the Illinois Senate advanced a balanced budget proposal for the first time in two years to end the fiscal crisis. State legislators release official statements for the long and overdue process of passing a viable solution to ease of the financial constraints to social service agencies, non profit programs and other public resources […]

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