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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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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Columbia College freshman killed near South Side train station

      Kevin Ambrose (Photo/Courtesy of Facebook)

      Ironically, Kevin Ambrose didn’t want his friend to walk alone from the 47th Street train station by himself. So Tuesday night, the 19-year-old went to meet him, but ended up shot to death en route.

      Police say Ambrose, who had just finished his first year at Columbia College Chicago, was shot in the back.

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      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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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Charter school supporters rally in downtown Chicago

          Charter Parents United and its supporters rallied in big numbers Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in downtown Chicago near the Chicago Public Schools headquarters. The group is pushing back against what it considers low funding for charter schools and city leaders call for a moratorium on new charter school startups. Defender/Worsom Robinson

          Scores of

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago