Tag Archives: Chicago

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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chicagoland

How competitive collaboration and political dvocacy makes “the City of Broad Shoulders” a model for growing black business

No single industry truly dominates the Chicago landscape. So while Detroit is rebounding alongside the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Chicago Surpasses Last Year’s Murder Count

'Chiraq' reaches 436th homicide victim this year

‘Chiraq’ reaches 436th homicide victim this year

By Makkada B. Selah

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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?

By Makkada B. Selah

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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?

By Makkada B. Selah

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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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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…

By Terrance Gaines

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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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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,…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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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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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…

By Darralynn Hutson

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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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