• Hillary Clinton: Up Close

    Jun 29, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women's International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 45th Annual Convention. Afterward, The Chicago Defender got up close and personal with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to get greater insight into her vision for a better America.
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  • Kaya Henderson to Step Down as D.C. Schools Chancellor

    Jun 29, 2016, 2:47 p.m.

    D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Wednesday she will step down from her position in the fall after nine years at the helm.
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  • Ex-Prince George's Co. Teacher's Aide Indicted on 270 Counts in Sex-Abuse Case

    Jun 29, 2016, 12:40 p.m.

    A grand jury indicted a former Prince George's County teacher's aide Wednesday on 270 counts including child abuse, sex offenses and child pornography.
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  • Gray Looking Forward to Return to D.C. Council

    Jun 29, 2016, 3 p.m.

    After more than a year of scrutiny and an attorney general's office that dug deep to find evidence of corruption, Vincent Gray isn't taking anything else for granted.
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  • Fattah Resigns Amid Racketeering Conviction

    Jun 29, 2016, 3 p.m.

    With the likelihood of a lengthy prison sentence looming, longtime Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah resigned from his position just days after a federal jury convicted the embattled congressman of corruption charges.
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  • House Democrats' Sit-In Reinvigorates Gun Control Battle

    Jun 29, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Congressional Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor for more than 24 hours straight last week to call out lawmakers for their inaction on gun-control legislation in the wake of a gunman's rampage at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub this month that left 49 people dead.
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  • Will D.C. Schools Honor Muslim Holidays?

    Jun 29, 2016, 3 p.m.

    With numerous school districts across the country already implementing Muslim holidays into their schedules, some in the D.C. region are considering adding days of observance for several Muslim holy days.
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  • Emerging Leaders Discuss Future of Black Press

    Jun 29, 2016, 3 p.m.

    to address the future of the Black Press and how it will continue its role as an advocate, voice of reason and information source for the Black community, a panel representing the next generation of publishers, editors and writers recently shared the mic during the 2016 annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association in Houston.
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