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    Amended Act Will Help Attorney General Recover Taxpayer Dollars from Vendors that Defraud the State     Chicago, ...
The Network Journal Hosts 16th Annual Women in Business Awards Bethesda, MD (BlackNews.com) ...
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is on a winning streak for ...
Durham, NC (BlackNews.com) – To celebrate Black History Month, EveryBlackEvent.com is inviting the public to ...
Clifford Law Offices yesterday (Thursday, July 24, 2014) filed a lawsuit against the Village ...
CHICAGO, IL – Over the past 5 years there have been over 300 shootings by ...
Action Alert! Two police officers shot and killed an unarmed, mentally disabled man while an ...
Will detail BJB Properties' actions, demand change, and outline next steps (From Cuafe Chi) Letters to Editors ...
CHICAGO, IL – Cinema/Chicago and The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive film festival ...
By Rev. Harold E. Bailey President of Probation Challenge and the PCC Network CHICAGO, IL – ...

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

$70,000 Awarded to Black Law Students in LA

The John M. Langston Bar Association ushered in Black History Month by honoring the nation's preeminent African American attorneys and awarding $70,000 in scholarships to law students 500 Attendees Filled The Beverly Hiltons Ballroom to Witness the Installation of ...
$70,000 Awarded to Black Law Students in LA

Comptroller Munger Meets With African American Advisory Board

Board discusses challenges facing small and minority-owned businesses CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger met with her African American Advisory Board at the James R. Thompson Center on Thursday and highlighted the importance of open communication between government and ...
Comptroller Munger Meets With African American Advisory Board

Chelsea Manning Supporters Jubilant Over Her Impending Freedom

  After fighting more than seven years to free transgender whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, her supporters are cheering the Obama administration’s announcement yesterday of her freedom to begin on May 17 – perhaps not uncoincidentally, the “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & ...
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NAACP Death Penalty Fact Sheet: The Death Penalty is Plagued With Racial Disparities

In states across the country, African Americans are disproportionately represented on death row and among those who have been executed.  Black people make up 13 percent of the population, but they make up 42 percent of death row and 35 percent of those ...
18 January 2017 I Read the full story

Goodman Theatre Presents “Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices on Stage and Beyond,” Commemorating Black History Month

Free four-part series includes partner orgs DuSable Museum of African American History, AMC Dine-In Theatres Black 37, Harold Washington Library and League of Chicago Theatres   CHICAGO, IL - This February, Goodman Theatre is proud to join citywide celebrations of Black History ...
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Department of Human Services Announces Illinois School for the Deaf Superintendent

Julee Nist brings vast experience as educator and leader to the school   JACKSONVILLE, IL – The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced today the selection of Julee Nist to serve as the next Superintendent for the Illinois School for the ...
18 January 2017 I Read the full story
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NAACP Death Penalty Fact Sheet: The Death Penalty is Plagued With Racial Disparities

January - 18 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

In states across the country, African Americans are disproportionately represented on death row and among those who have been executed.  Black people make up 13 percent of the population, but they make up 42 percent of death row and 35 percent of those executed. [i]   In addition, many studies have found the race of the victim to affect […]

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Chelsea Manning Supporters Jubilant Over Her Impending Freedom

January - 18 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

  After fighting more than seven years to free transgender whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, her supporters are cheering the Obama administration’s announcement yesterday of her freedom to begin on May 17 – perhaps not uncoincidentally, the “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia.”   From exposing the slaughter of civilians by U.S. soldiers in Iraq, to […]

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Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Host “State of the Black Community Legislative Update”

January - 18 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

CHICAGO, IL – The 100th General Assembly began just days ago, and the mounting tension at the state Capital has led to a substantial amount of uncertainty for programs that service the Black Community. The depletion of programs and services have led to an all-time high in violence in Chicago. The community deserves answers, which […]

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College Student Pleads Guilty To Developing Malicious Software

January - 18 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Zachary Shames, 21, of Great Falls, pleaded guilty today to charges of aiding and abetting computer intrusions. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Shames developed malicious software, known as a keylogger, that allowed users to steal sensitive information, such a passwords and banking credentials, from a victim’s […]

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2017 Illinois Tax Filing Season Begins Monday, January 23rd

January - 18 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

IDOR fraud efforts resulted in over $20 million in savings in 2016 SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Revenue (“IDOR”) will begin accepting 2016 state individual income tax returns on Monday, January 23rd, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) begins accepting federal individual income tax returns.  IDOR is reminding taxpayers that filing […]

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Activists Move for Court to Quash TIF Subsidy for Luxury Housing

January - 18 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Lawyers for activists who last year filed an Open Meetings Act lawsuit against the Chicago City Council, today moved for the court to quash a City Council vote last June that approved a notorious TIF subsidy for luxury hi-rises in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.   The City Council approved the Montrose-Clarendon $15.8 million TIF subsidy for […]

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Goodman Theatre Presents “Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices on Stage and Beyond,” Commemorating Black History Month

January - 18 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Free four-part series includes partner orgs DuSable Museum of African American History, AMC Dine-In Theatres Black 37, Harold Washington Library and League of Chicago Theatres   CHICAGO, IL – This February, Goodman Theatre is proud to join citywide celebrations of Black History Month with its “Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices On Stage and Beyond” series […]

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Inauguration Day: Chicago Mobilizes Against Right-Wing Trump agenda

January - 18 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Action, which coincides with student walk-outs and feeder marches, sets stage for growing local and national movement against extremist incoming administration.   CHICAGO, IL –  As the nation braces for the formal installation of the Trump administration, cities across the nation are mobilizing to jumpstart a sweeping movement against his reactionary agenda — including a series […]

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Department of Human Services Announces Illinois School for the Deaf Superintendent

January - 18 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Julee Nist brings vast experience as educator and leader to the school   JACKSONVILLE, IL – The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced today the selection of Julee Nist to serve as the next Superintendent for the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD). Nist brings a wide range of experience, from interpreter and teacher […]

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Baltimore, Black Business Workshop – “Be Unstoppable”

January - 18 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Be unstoppable in 2017 – “Marketing and Branding Your Business to Success” workshop for black entrepreneurs Baltimore, MD (BlackNews.com) — African American entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to join Anary Bellamy, Your Simple Mommie Marketer and Leroy Mckenzie Jr., the Authorpreneur Consultant for a one-day workshop that is going to move their business to […]

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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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