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Farrakhan focuses on economics in Chicago speech

    Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks during the Saviours' Day annual convention at the U.I.C. Pavilion in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

     

     

    Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday called on blacks nationwide to curb economic disparities by cutting back on excessive spending, pooling resources and investing in land — an a

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Second Congressional District is race to watch on election day

      Brenda Sheriff, right, of the Chicago Southside NAACP asks questions Thursday, February 21, 2013, of 2nd Congressional District candidates during a forum co-hosted by the civil rights organization and the Chicago Defender. Several would-be voters at the forum said they are ready for change in the district. Defender/Worsom Robinson

       

      Turnout is

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Special editions of 'Windy City Live' to focus on violence

        The city of Chicago has captured the national spotlight for its murder rate and frequency. The consistent headlines of youth caught in crossfire prompted a local morning talk show to create a forum highlighting the issue.

        Violence – causes and possible solutions – will be the topic of a special two-day “Windy City Live” show later this week, accordi

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Obama meets with governors as cuts loom

          President Barack Obama offers up a toast as he welcomes the governors of the National Governors Association to the 2013 Governors’ Dinner at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

           

          WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will be meeting with the nation's governors as they push Congress to avert deep federal spending c

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago