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Project Inclusion Fellow Takes On A Leadership Role With The Nation’s Most Diverse Orchestra Chicago, IL ...
  Oakland, CA (BlackNews.com) -- The destruction of the music business can be traced to two ...
Annual event celebrates growth and positive impact of schools in communities of color Peter Groff, ...
From Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (2nd District)   This Memorial Day we ekend, as you gather with ...
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the County will receive nearly $26.5 million ...
From Civil War to Civil Rights    On November 5, 2011, descendants of black soldiers who fought ...
 (A Message from the Better Business Bureau)           Chicago, IL - Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the ...
Vows to return today with black men ready to work By Chinta Strausberg   Making good his promise ...
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- In response to the recent 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court to ...
  Call for entries open through August 9, 2010    Beyond Sport, the global initiative that promotes, develops ...

Stimulate the Mind: Read A Good Book

Chicago, IL - This is the ideal time to stock up on books by Author & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. Bratcher has been an Award-Winning Journalist and Publisher for 41 years. These books also make great gifts for any occasions. All books ...
Stimulate the Mind: Read A Good Book

Team PETAL et al Creates Two Video Games During Global Game Jam’s Annual Event in North Carolina

Team PETAL et al. completed another Global Game Jam successfully during this year’s annual event in North Carolina PETAL et al’s team jammed the weekend (January 20 - 22, 2017) at the UNC Chapel Hill site in North Carolina. The team ...
Team PETAL et al Creates Two Video Games During Global Game Jam’s Annual Event in North Carolina

PETAL et al. and CopyLine Magazine Executives Inspire Percy Julian Students on Career Goals During Junior Achievement Event

[caption id="attachment_93265" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured above: Juanita Bratcher, Editor & Publisher, Copyline Magazine and Ashley L. Thompson, Operations Manager, Junior Achievement of Chicago[/caption] PETAL et al., in collaboration with CopyLine Magazine, was a guest presenter for Junior Achievement at Percy L. ...
PETAL et al. and CopyLine Magazine Executives Inspire Percy Julian Students on Career Goals During Junior Achievement Event

Real Men Cook’s 2016 Father’s Day Celebration Expands to 27 to Forward Mission

Real Men Cook  -- Chicago's premiere urban Father's Day charity event - will depart from past years' formats by holding the much-anticipated event at 27 venues citywide/suburbanwide. These individual celebrations will be hosted by agencies and entities committed to the ...
Real Men Cook’s 2016 Father’s Day Celebration Expands to 27 to Forward Mission

National Urban League Calls on the House to Reject the Financial Choice Act

  Bill Seeks to Undo Key Dodd-Frank Reforms and Weaken Protections for Consumers   WASHINGTON, DC  – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial publicly released a letter sent to the entire U.S. House of Representatives this morning calling on them ...
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Team of Chicago Journalists Sue Police for Withholding Gun Violence ‘Heat List’ Algorithm

From: Invisible Institute   Chicago Sun-Times, Jamie Kalven and other reporters join new Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against CPD   CHICAGO, IL - Journalists across the city have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department for refusing to ...
8 June 2017 I Read the full story

Nicholas David Steps in for Devon Allman at 21st Blues on the Fox Festival, Saturday, June 17 at Aurora’s Riveredge Park

  Nicholas David will play the 21st Annual Blues on the Fox Festival on Saturday, June 17 at 3 p.m. AURORA, IL - RiverEdge Park announced today a change to its line-up for next weekend's 21st Annual Blues on the Fox Festival. Devon ...
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Attorney General Madigan Urges Education Secretary Devos to Stop Delaying Student Loan Forgiveness

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she is leading a coalition of attorneys general and other state officials demanding that the U.S. Department of Education stop delaying its program to cancel federal student loans for thousands of ...
8 June 2017 I Read the full story
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Team of Chicago Journalists Sue Police for Withholding Gun Violence ‘Heat List’ Algorithm

June - 8 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

From: Invisible Institute   Chicago Sun-Times, Jamie Kalven and other reporters join new Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against CPD   CHICAGO, IL – Journalists across the city have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department for refusing to release public records. In the new lawsuit, the Chicago Sun-Times, along […]

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National Urban League Calls on the House to Reject the Financial Choice Act

June - 8 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

  Bill Seeks to Undo Key Dodd-Frank Reforms and Weaken Protections for Consumers   WASHINGTON, DC  – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial publicly released a letter sent to the entire U.S. House of Representatives this morning calling on them to reject the Financial Choice Act.  If passed this bill would upend […]

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Disenfranchisement News: New Alabama Law Allows More People With Felony Convictions to Vote…and More News

June - 8 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

From: Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project Alabama New law allows more people with felony convictions to vote Governor Kay Ivey recently signed the Definition of Moral Turpitude Act, which could restore voting rights to thousands of Alabamians with felony records. Previously, Alabama law stripped people of their right to vote if they committed a “felony […]

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Cook County Board Approves Five Tax Incentives Designed to Support Economic Growth

June - 8 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Cook County Commissioners approved five proposals from President Toni Preckwinkle’s Bureau of Economic Development (BED) that will provide tax incentives to businesses in Cook County. The incentives, which will either create new or save existing jobs, were approved in the following communities: Oak Forest, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, South Holland and Streamwood. As a result of […]

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4th Annual Black on Black Crime Solutions Panel Lands in Miami

June - 8 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Consists of Urban League T. Willard Fair, Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos Martinez, and Others- Miami, FL (BlackNews.com) –  “Empowermentorship – The Power of Mentorship” is the theme for the 4th Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel. The Broward County based organization has moved its momentum to Miami-Dade College/North on June 10, 2017 from 11am […]

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Golden State Warriors Leaving Oakland? Black Leaders Being Alerted

June - 8 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Coalition formed to alert black leaders and community activists of the Golden State Warriors’ plans to relocate from Oakland to San Francisco   Coalition members are asking, “Why would elected officials of San Francisco covet the Golden State Warriors when San Francisco already has a $14 billion annual tourism industry, and Oakland has only a […]

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Groups Announce Rally in Support of a Stronger Sanctuary City Policy in Chicago that Protects All Immigrants

June - 8 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Demonstration will highlight the stories of immigrants that are unprotected by the Welcoming City Ordinance, allowing police to turn them over to for deportation. The rally will take place on Thursday, June  15th, at 11:00 AM starting at Daley Plaza. CHICAGO, IL – A coalition of immigrant rights, racial justice, legal advocacy, and labor rights […]

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Senator Sanders to Address People’s Summit

June - 8 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will deliver the keynote address Saturday in Chicago at the People’s Summit, a major gathering of progressive activists from across the country. Sanders will outline how we can advance as a society if we overcome the greed of the billionaire class and detail the path forward for the Democratic […]

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Attorney General Madigan Urges Education Secretary Devos to Stop Delaying Student Loan Forgiveness

June - 8 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she is leading a coalition of attorneys general and other state officials demanding that the U.S. Department of Education stop delaying its program to cancel federal student loans for thousands of Illinois students victimized by predatory for-profit colleges.   Across the country, thousands of former students […]

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Nicholas David Steps in for Devon Allman at 21st Blues on the Fox Festival, Saturday, June 17 at Aurora’s Riveredge Park

June - 8 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

  Nicholas David will play the 21st Annual Blues on the Fox Festival on Saturday, June 17 at 3 p.m. AURORA, IL – RiverEdge Park announced today a change to its line-up for next weekend’s 21st Annual Blues on the Fox Festival. Devon Allman, slated to perform at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 17, is stepping […]

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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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