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University of Chicago Launches New Initiative to End Student Loans

Initiative will provide further support for low-income students

University of Chicago launches new initiative to end student loans and offer financial support for…

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Jennifer Hudson and Sister Give Back to Chicago Students In Need

Singer and her sister provide school supplies to over 8,000 students

In memory of her late nephew, Jennifer Hudson and her sister held their annual school…

By Courtney Connley

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R. Kelly Addresses News of Transgender Teen

Singer previously silent on daughter's disclosure

R. Kelly gives an obtuse answer regarding his daughter, Jaya, who recently announced herself as…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Chicago Fights to Win Obama Library Bid

5 Chicago entities submit bids to house the presidential library

The city of Chicago, where President Obama got his political start, is placing its bid…

By Courtney Connley

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Chicago Principal Tells How She Got 100 Percent of Her Graduates into College

Dr. Garland Thomas-McDavid teaches students to treat their education like a job

Dr. Garland Thomas-McDavid, of Johnson College Prep in Chicago, talks how she got 100 percent…

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From Gang Member to Bachelors Degree, Chicago’s Urban Prep Celebrates First College Grad

Young Chicago native beats the odds and earns bachelor's degree

Krishaun Branch, former Chicago Urban Prep student, beats the odds and graduates from Fisk University

By Courtney Connley

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Chicago Anti-Violence Leader Killed by Gunfire

Leonore Draper was killed outside of an anti-violence fundraiser

Chicago teenagers organized the anti-violence group Project Orange Tree to initiate efforts and to combat…

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Kanye West, Common Plan on Raising Funds to Bring 20,000 Jobs to Chicago

The rappers' organizations, Common Ground and DONDA will spearhead the movement

Common and Kanye West, plan on using their names, influence and organizations to bring hope…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Local First Chicago Launches 2013 Unwrap Chicago Campaign

Unwrap Chicago Campaign Hopes to Pump $100 Million Into Chicago’s Economy

Shopping at local businesses could pump more than $100 million into Chicago's economy

Local First is launching a year-long program called Eat, Drink & Buy Local 365 to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Alleged Chicago Baby Killer Caught

Six month old Jonylah Watkins was shot in March

Career criminal charged with killing of 6 month old Jonylah Watkins

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Chicago Teen Says Bullying Students Set Her Hair on Fire

Parents upset because the school didn't immediately call the police

Two eighth grade girls set another girl’s hair on fire

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Chicago Bluesman Jimmy Dawkins Dies at 76

The man known as "Fast Fingers" has passed on

Dawkins was known as part of Chicago’s West-Side sound

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michelle Obama Tears Up During Gun Violence Speech in Chicago

First Lady holds back tears in front of Chicago crowd.

Mrs. Obama urges business leaders to support fight against gun violence.

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Grandmother Arrested for Hiring Grandson to Murder Own Granddad

Police say Grandma bought grandson a new red car and tatts for shooting granddad in the back on the way to his dialysis appointment

64 year old grandmother allegedly conspires with grandson to kill grandad

By Makkada B. Selah

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100 Percent of Chicago Urban Prep Graduates College-Bound

Urban Prep is an all-male charter school that is predominately African-American

Urban Prep Academy in Chicago continues its tradition of excellence

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chicago School Restructuring Misplaces African American Students

The bottom line is outweighing the value of an education

Aside from the teachers, those who will be most heavily affected are the students that…

By Sasha King

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Rihanna Visits Chicago High School Students

Rihanna shows up five hours late to Chi-town high school.

School won the visit through the “Shine Bright Like a Diamond” contest.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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The Disparity Between School and Prison Investment in Chicago

Higher expectations for African Americans to end up in prison

Funding is going to imprison kids and not educate them

By Sasha King

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Chicago 6-Month-Old Dead After Being Shot Five Times

Chicago gunman opens fire on father changing daughter's diaper.

The infant’s father, allegedly has a known gang affiliation.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Chicago PD Under Fire for Offensive Brochure

Tasteless brochure sparks community rage.

How do they have the time to do this in a crime ridden city?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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5 Reasons the Obamas Should Bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Chicago

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S. cities to land the Olympics. Make no mistake: the Obamas can bring it home, in their case, literally

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S.…

By Darren Sands

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Chicago Teen Shot to Death After Sister Attended Obama’s Gun Speech

Teen gunned down while visiting friends

Teen is the victim of another senseless shooting in Chicago

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Two Charged for Hadiya Pendleton Murder

The slain teen's mother said that she is 'ecstatic'

Two charged in connection with slaying of 15-year-old in Chicago

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Pres. Obama Will Visit Chicago to Address Increasing Gun Violence

Obama responds to calls from gun-violence activists

Obama will address gun-violence in Chicago in upcoming visit

By Makkada B. Selah

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First Lady to Attend 15-Year-Old Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Civil rights leaders call for answer to Chicago gun violence

She will be joined by White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

By Sasha King

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Prisoner Recaptured After Paperwork Blunder Allows Him to go Free for Two Days

Steven Robbins was mistakenly released by the Cook County Jail

The case been closed in 2007 several years before the transfer was put through.

By Sasha King

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Jesse Jackson Urges Obama to Come to Chicago

Jackson says Obama visit necessary

Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks federal intervention is needed in Chicago to combat gang-violence.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Reward Increased for Slain Chicago Teen, Funeral Arrangements Announced

Teen will be laid to rest February 8

Funeral arrangements and reward money announced for 15-year-old gunned down in Chicago

By Makkada B. Selah

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THe minority banking scene in Chicago is rapidily declining

Chicago’s Minority Banking Scene is Rapidly Declining

The Chicago black banking scene isn't as robust as it used to be.

An area that was once home to 17 banks could soon be down to 7.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Tenders His Resignation from Congress

The Chicago Congressman has not yet settled his Federal investigation

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress amid an investigation into his campaign finances and treatment…

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School officials believe new program to make college affordable to local students will bring hope to the city's youth.

Chicago Surpasses Last Year’s Murder Count

'Chiraq' reaches 436th homicide victim this year

‘Chiraq’ reaches 436th homicide victim this year

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Chicago High School Student Killed Leaving School

When will the violence in "Chiraq" end?

When will the violence in “Chiraq” end?

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Rapper Chief Keef in Hot Water Over Gun Range Video

Will his career save him from jail?

Will his career save him from jail?

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At Ryder Cup Golf Tournament, Black Small Businesses on the Fringe

The tournament is underway, and some black-owned small businesses fear they're on the outside looking in

The tournament is underway, and some black-owned small businesses fear they’re on the outside looking…

By Darren Sands

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Manager Of Violent 13-Year-Old Chicago Rapper Speaks Out

Is this man leading a child down the wrong path?

Is this man leading a child down the wrong path?

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Romney Slams Obama And Chicago Teachers Over Strike

Chicago Teachers Strike becomes political fodder

Chicago Teachers Strike becomes political fodder

By Sasha King

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Rapper/Producer Consequence Talks Career Post-Kanye West

Consequence is excited about his Pooch Hall collaboration

By Chantell Black
Producer/rapper Consequence, cousin of rapper Q-Tip and formerly associated with Kayne’s G.O.O.D. Music…

By Chantell Black

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Cops Look into Chief Keef’s Twitter in Murder of Rapper Lil JoJo

Brewing beef between local gangs may be cause of rapper's murder

Brewing beef between local gangs may be cause of rapper’s murder

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Chicago Jazz Legend, Von Freeman, Dead At 88

He died of heart failure

He died of heart failure

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Groupon Begins Accepting Donations For Low-Income Chicago Students

Daily deal site and school system join forces for 2nd year in a row

Daily deal site and school system join forces for 2nd year in a row

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In 2011, tech co-founders Mike McGee and Neal Sales-Griffin started Code Academy, a 12 week program to teach people how to build websites and mobile apps.

Code Academy Teaches Web Development to the Masses

The black-owned startup is schooling entrepreneurs on the art of coding from the ground floor of Chicago's new 50,000 sq. ft. coworking facility

In October 2011, tech co-founders Mike McGee and Neal Sales-Griffin started Code Academy, a 12-week…

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Jennifer Burrell wowed judges with her pitch about her dress rental company The Frock Shop

Entrepreneur of the Week: Jennifer Burrell, The Frock Shop

Savvy businesswoman aims to make her business the go-to emporium for rented formalwear in Chicago—and beyond

100 Urban Entrepreneurs selects Jennifer Burrell of The Frock Shop as entrepreneur of the week,…

By Brian Dawson

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Wall Street protesters take to the streets of Manhattan's Financial District (Image: Janel Martinez)

WATCH: On the Front Lines of Occupy Wall Street

BlackEnterprise.com went to Manhattan’s Financial District to investigate the recent protests

BlackEnterprise.com ventured to Manhattan’s Financial District to speak to Wall Street occupiers, labor union members,…

By Janel Martinez

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My Oprah Experience: The Final Taping of Oprah’s Legendary Talk Show

Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the star-studded finale of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and talks about the soul-stirring day

Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the grand start-studded finale,…

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This Week on The B.E. Business Report: Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely

Also: NuJak Companies CEO Frank Kendrick, tech guru Ken Gibbs

Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely is the featured Power Player on this week’s edition of…

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Leading in to Oscars weekend, BlackEnterprise.com recognized 10 Black actors who have succeeded at the box office in films not originally written for a person of color. The article was a welcome reminder of how our star’s talent can triumph in Hollywood without falling into stereotypical characters. The only thing is all the examples were men. With March being Women’s History Month and having just wrapped our 6th Annual Women of Power Summit, BlackEnterprise.com decided to salute a few female thespians that have broken color and gender barriers on the silver screen.

10 Movie Roles That Weren’t Meant For Black Women

It's women's history month and here's a collection of actresses that broke color and gender roles in film

It’s women’s history month and here’s a collection of actresses that broke color and gender…

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2 Killed When Plane Crashes In Suburban Chicago

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed when the small plane…

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Chicago’s 2016 Olympics Bid Has Black Business Owners Concerned

Companies seek policy of inclusion to share opportunities

Among Chicago’s black entrepreneurs, the Olympics is a subject that causes some uneasiness. There’s little…

By Chana Garcia

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Reactions Heard Around the World

From Chicago to Japan, the manifestation of joy is universal

Joy rang out around the nation and globe as Barack Obama took the presidential oath…

By Renita Burns

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Local school children are also enthusiastic fans of their congressman, Rep. Danny Davis, pictured here…

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Living Legend Ties an Old Chicago to a New America

As flocks of Obama supporters gather in Chicago, one native recalls demonstrations past

Obama’s campaign ends in a city where King campaigned for equal rights

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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