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Johnson Publishing Historic Photo Archive Available to Public

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    Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of EBONY and JET magazines and the owner of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, is opening its historic photo archive to the public.

    The "Ebony Collection", curated by Chairman Linda Johnson Rice, features 2,000 exclusive images documenting over 70 years of Black experience in the United States.

    "Since 1942, my family

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Likely to Resign from Congress, Looking at Jail Time in Plea Deal

       

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      Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is battling legal troubles and mental illness, is likely to resign from Congress and face jail time under the terms of a plea deal his lawyer is negotiating with the federal government.

       

      CBS Chicago reported that Jackson's lawyer, Dan Webb, is in talks with the U.S. Justice Department over the terms of the tentative

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      CTA to Roll Out Jeffery Jump Express Buses

        A scaled-back version of an express commuting service called bus rapid transit is scheduled to debut Monday between the Loop and the South Side.

        The Jeffery Jump will operate on the No. 14 Jeffery Express route, which travels between 103rd Street and Stony Island Avenue, and Washington and Jefferson streets downtown. The double-long Jeffery Jump

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Groups Protest Downtown Against CPS Closings

           

           

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          CHICAGO— The Chicago Teachers Union, parents and community groups are using the Veteran's Day holiday to march against the school board over proposed school closings.

           

           

          Currently, there is not an official list of specific schools being targetted, but the number could be high because CPS officials say half of its schools are under-used and

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago