Fri04182014

BlackStartup: The African American Solution To Crowdfunding

In the past five years, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have revolutionized the way entrepreneurs go about raising capital for new business ventures. Although these sites have helped turn countless of startup pipe-dreams into a reality, a significant number of entrepreneurs, Blacks in particular, aren’t necessarily feeling the s

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City Colleges celebrates its largest commencement in years

    Students participated in the City Colleges of Chicago commencement ceremony Friday, May 3, 20193 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion. Defender/Worsom Robinson

    Recently, the City College of Chicago, one of the largest community college systems in the country, celebrated commencement of its largest graduating class in more than two

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    Funeral for A.M.E. prelate Roy A. Holmes to be held in Chicago

      The faith community nationwide is mourning the loss of Bishop Roy Anderson Holmes, the prelate of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

      The native Greenwood, Miss. bishop died Saturday in Farmington, Conn. He was 62.

      Though he moved to the East Coast where he served as pastor of churches in South Carolina, North Carolina and Pittsburgh,

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      Health centers to get $6M to help enroll uninsured

        More than 40 health centers throughout Illinois will be able to apply for $6 million in federal funding to help people sign up for insurance under the new health care law.

        The funding was announced Thursday by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The money is part of about $150 million to be distributed nationally to health

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        Bulls get rolled by Miami, lose Game 2 115-78

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          Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) reacts after a technical foul is called on guard Nate Robinson during the first half of Game 2 of their NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

          MIAMI — Joakim Noah was ejected early in the f

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