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Roosevelt Room President Barack Obama's remarks in its entirety Good morning, everybody.  In our fight against terrorists ...
COD Professor of Music Tom Tallman Discusses Levitin’s Research Techniques in Free MAC Chat ...
Collaboration among employers, educators and policymakers needed to lead students from education to careers   SPRINGFIELD, IL - ...
Illinois Teacher of the Year to be named Oct. 19 NORMAL, IL – State ...
EVANSTON, IL --- Columnist and human rights advocate Nicholas Kristof will speak on ...
Simon pushing to increase environmental awareness, volunteerism SPRINGFIELD, IL – In an effort to ...
Chicago, IL - U.S.  Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) announced that President Obama has endorsed the bipartisan, bicameral Visa ...
Higher cut scores part of move toward more rigor in standards and ...
(From the Miller Campaign) Dolton, IL - “As the campaign enters its final days, voters in ...
 The social net for high school dropouts is gone forever. When the manufacturing base in ...

AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST DR. JUANITA BRATCHER DEPARTS, 1939 – 2019

Dr. Juanita Bratcher, Award-Winning Journalist, Author, Poet, Songwriter, and wife of late labor leader Neal A. Bratcher, Sr., died early Friday, March 29, 2019. She was 79. She was the Publisher & CEO of CopyLine Magazine, a former investigative news reporter ...
AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST DR. JUANITA BRATCHER DEPARTS, 1939 – 2019

Five Million Americans say it’s Time to Impeach

From: Tom Steyer Bob Fertik, Democrats.com <activist@democrats.com> The entire world watched the day Donald Trump took Vladimir Putin’s side in Helsinki, finally seeing what so many of us have been seeing for so long. The world saw President Trump deny that Putin orchestrated ...
Five Million Americans say it’s Time to Impeach

Chicago Teachers Union on Abuse Report: CPS, Mayor, Have Failed Our Students – and Emanuel’s Control of Schools Must End

Schools must have democratic oversight from elected, representative school board – the path forward to provide transparency and accountability that protects students from harm, says union. CHICAGO, IL—The CPS released a report on system-wide failures to protect students from ...
Chicago Teachers Union on Abuse Report: CPS, Mayor, Have Failed Our Students – and Emanuel’s Control of Schools Must End

Fatherless Daughters Network Helping Black Women and Others Worldwide to Find Hope, Help and Healing

Angela Patterson, founder of the Fatherless Daughters Network, and her new book Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The Fatherless Daughters Network is celebrating dads everywhere, especially since Father's Day is during the month of June. On this occasion every ...
Fatherless Daughters Network Helping Black Women and Others Worldwide to Find Hope, Help and Healing

NAACP Committed to Countering Disenfranchisement of Voters in Wake of Husted Decision

BALTIMORE — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court Decision to uphold the Ohio Supplemental Voter “List Maintenance” Process: “The NAACP is disappointed in today’s decision by ...
NAACP Committed to Countering Disenfranchisement of Voters in Wake of Husted Decision

New Raoul Law Expands Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors

SPRINGFIELD, IL —  Legislation sponsored by State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago 13th) providing additional protections and rights for survivors of sexual assault or abuse was signed into law on Friday. The Survivors’ Bill of Rights fills in gaps in Illinois’ current ...
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NAACP: The Kavanaugh Nomination Must be Postponed

US Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve on the US Supreme Court and his views are now scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.The NAACP has a number of grave concerns about this nomination and about ...
20 August 2018 I Read the full story

Chicago to See Roles of Women and Girls in Detroit’s ’67 Rebellion

Members of the cast of AFTER/LIFE in their 2017 Detroit debut Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) -- A play chronicling the untold story of women and girls in the 1967 Detroit rebellion is making its way to Chicago ...
16 June 2018 I Read the full story

Chicago Teachers Union on Abuse Report: CPS, Mayor, Have Failed Our Students – and Emanuel’s Control of Schools Must End

Schools must have democratic oversight from elected, representative school board – the path forward to provide transparency and accountability that protects students from harm, says union. CHICAGO, IL—The CPS released a report on system-wide failures to protect students from ...
20 August 2018 I Read the full story
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AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST DR. JUANITA BRATCHER DEPARTS, 1939 – 2019

April - 5 - 2019 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST DR. JUANITA BRATCHER DEPARTS, 1939 – 2019

Dr. Juanita Bratcher, Award-Winning Journalist, Author, Poet, Songwriter, and wife of late labor leader Neal A. Bratcher, Sr., died early Friday, March 29, 2019. She was 79. She was the Publisher & CEO of CopyLine Magazine, a former investigative news reporter for the Southeast Alliance, Roseland Review, Southend Review and the Chicago Daily Defender. She […]

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Football’s Great Redemption: An Open Letter to the #NFL

October - 21 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Football’s Great Redemption: An Open Letter to the #NFL

I am not sure why football was the sport chosen to represent America’s disregard for black people… I realize the symbolism of not standing for the anthem… but I do look forward to the half time show, and heard Rihanna will not be performing. This reminded me of an idea I had a while back. […]

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Is Alderman Michelle Harris Trying to Destroy a Multi-Million Dollar Historical Landmark and Legacy in the 8th Ward, the Black Community? There are Some Who Think So.

October - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Is Alderman Michelle Harris Trying to Destroy a Multi-Million Dollar Historical Landmark and Legacy in the 8th Ward, the Black Community? There are Some Who Think So.

Is Harris the Best Person to Represent the 8th Ward Community? There Are Many Who Think Not! By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan While allowing strangers to come into the 8th ward and build a low-income housing project in a mid to upper middle class neighborhood near the affluent Black community known as Pill Hill, Harris consistently interrupts […]

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CTU Blasts Mayor Emanuel for Fingerprint Disaster – and Exploiting Student Safety for Political Gain

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on CTU Blasts Mayor Emanuel for Fingerprint Disaster – and Exploiting Student Safety for Political Gain

Disastrous background check process has banned teachers who taught through the summer – as well as activist teachers arrested for protesting for more school funds CHICAGO,IL — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s political grandstanding has done nothing to protect public school students, and instead has locked out committed, caring educators from their classrooms, charges the Chicago Teachers […]

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Why Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Our Souls

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Why Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Our Souls

ARETHA FRANKLIN: QUEEN OF OUR SOULS By Tolson Banner Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — In many ways the litany of songs Aretha Franklin (THE QUEEN) bestowed upon us mirrored more than love between a man and a woman, or the lack thereof. I guess it could be said, the Queen of Soul crooned from the bowels of […]

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Senator John McCain, A Soldiers’ Warrior

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Senator John McCain, A Soldiers’ Warrior

A Vietnam War Veteran & POW Battle with Brain Cancer comes to an end. By Raymond Christian <sirrcccapt@msn.com> In honor of a fallen officer and dedicated humanitarian. I must say that Senator John McCain will be missed. His training as a military officer, his presence, knowledge and experience is not something that can be so easily […]

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Deans of the Wrongful Convictions Movement To Hold Court About Nation’s Most Prominent Cases

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Deans of the Wrongful Convictions Movement To Hold Court About Nation’s Most Prominent Cases

CHICAGO, IL – Some of the nation’s most prominent activist attorneys in the movement to expose wrongful convictions will discuss how police and prosecutors tipped the scales of justice in the case of North Carolina novelist Michael Peterson, whose trial was the subject of the recent Netflix hit series The Staircase, and in the cases […]

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New Raoul Law Expands Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on New Raoul Law Expands Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors

SPRINGFIELD, IL —  Legislation sponsored by State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago 13th) providing additional protections and rights for survivors of sexual assault or abuse was signed into law on Friday. The Survivors’ Bill of Rights fills in gaps in Illinois’ current laws and brings the state in line with federal guidelines. “A victim of sexual […]

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Mortgage Industry Leaves Millions of Prospective Home Buyers on the Table

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Mortgage Industry Leaves Millions of Prospective Home Buyers on the Table

  September conference aims to increase homeownership and financial capability By Hazel Trice Edney   (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The home mortgage industry across the U. S., now on “sound footing” since the crisis of 2007, is still leaving prospective homeowners behind, according to a recent Harvard University study. “By many metrics, the U.S. housing market in […]

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First Human West Nile Virus Death In Illinois For 2018

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on First Human West Nile Virus Death In Illinois For 2018

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2018.  A LaSalle County resident over 65 years who became ill during the first part of August and tested positive for West Nile virus has died. “Although we’re moving toward the end of […]

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Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

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