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         National Book Club Conference | Atlanta, GA | August 2-4, 2013   The Award-winning humanitarian, author ...
  Activists Say Mayor’s New Program for the Homeless is About Optics, Not Seriously Addressing the ...
CHICAGO, IL - During this tax season, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Chicago and ...
CHICAGO, IL - If you receive a letter in the mail saying that you have ...
Letters to Editors URGENT SIGNATURE NEEDED: Stop Mitch McConnell from gutting campaign finance laws >> When ...
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) issued the following statement after yesterday’s horrific suicide bombing at ...
  By Nadra Kareem Nittle Contributing Writer Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism   Victims of police brutality typically remain ...
From: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Leaders of the movement for democratic community control ...
DuSable High School Class of 1960 will host its 55th Class Reunion on Saturday, September ...
Crucial Fundraiser June 25 By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) - The Joint Center for Political and ...

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

State Senators Biss, Collins to Discuss Apparent Racial Bias in Car Insurance Industry Today

ProPublica investigation exposing disparities based on ZIP code prompts new legislation   CHICAGO, IL  – Illinois State Senators Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) and Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago) this morning will discuss troubling new revelations of apparent racial bias by car insurers that charge ...
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DC Black Leaders Frustrated With Local Elected Officials

Washington DC elected officials out of step with African American leaders attempts at progress Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) - DCs Mayor Bowser, Council Member Anita Bonds, and DCs Attorney General Racine, have not shown support for the proposed Recovery Act for ...
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Aspiring Music Producers Can Win $15K and Mentorship From Industry Expert DJ/Producer Don Cannon

The Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters program is hosting their 2nd annual competition. searching for innovators and encouraging creative entrepreneurship.  Nationwide (BlackNews.com) – Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters wants to give a mentorship opportunity and a $15,000 grant to ...
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School Districts’ Annual Financial Profiles Reveal Consequences of Inadequate and Inequitable State Funding

  Many school districts incurred debt to cover normal operations   SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) voted to approve the Annual Financial Profiles (AFP) for school districts statewide. ISBE created the 2017 AFP by analyzing school ...
13 April 2017 I Read the full story
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DC Black Leaders Frustrated With Local Elected Officials

April - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Washington DC elected officials out of step with African American leaders attempts at progress Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) – DCs Mayor Bowser, Council Member Anita Bonds, and DCs Attorney General Racine, have not shown support for the proposed Recovery Act for Living Descendants of American Slaves, which does not depend on government funding, and seeks compensation […]

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State Senators Biss, Collins to Discuss Apparent Racial Bias in Car Insurance Industry Today

April - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

ProPublica investigation exposing disparities based on ZIP code prompts new legislation   CHICAGO, IL  – Illinois State Senators Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) and Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago) this morning will discuss troubling new revelations of apparent racial bias by car insurers that charge higher premiums to Chicago-area customers who live in predominantly minority neighborhoods.   The […]

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Rep. Stratton Passes Legislation to Study State’s Law Enforcement Records

April - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

 CHICAGO, IL – As advocates nationally look to reform the criminal justice system, Illinois State Rep. Juliana Stratton, D-Chicago, recently passed legislation out of the House that would study Illinois law enforcement’s antiquated system of record keeping. “Within the criminal justice system, there are so many moving parts, so it’s important to take a step […]

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NAACP Statement on “Intentionally Discriminatory” Texas Voter ID Law

April - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Baltimore – NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement on Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos’ ruling that SB 14 intentionally discriminates against African-American and Latinos.   “The NAACP applauds today’s decision by Judge Gonzales Ramos holding – once again – that Texas’s current photo identification law, SB 14, was enacted with racially […]

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Illinois Treasurer Frerichs Pushes to Reunite Illinois Residents with $2.8 Billion in Unclaimed Property

April - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Thousands of Illinois Residents Have Cash or Property to Claim; New Names Reported Every Year   SPRINGFIELD, IL – A statewide newsprint advertising push began this week to reunite Illinois residents with approximately $2.8 billion in unclaimed property, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. Frerichs drew attention to the advertising blitz to reassure residents that […]

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The IRS is Now Using Private Debt Collectors

April - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

By Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Do you have a debt with the IRS that’s more than two years old? If so, you might be getting a letter from the IRS about your account being transferred to a private debt collector. This new program only applies to taxpayers who have had an IRS debt […]

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Pharmacist Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Pay Healthcare Kickbacks

April - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Tampa, FL – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Carlos Mazariegos (40, St. Petersburg) has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.   According to court documents, Mazariegos was a licensed pharmacist who co-owned Lifecare Pharmacy in Pinellas County with […]

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Illinois State Fair Adds To Its Diverse, Dynamic Grandstand Line-Up

April - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

New This Year: Fair to offer free admission with purchase of Ticket Package – Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster April 29th   SPRINGFIELD, IL – The hottest concert line-up of the summer is nearly complete as State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon announces four more nights of entertainment at Grandstand for the 2017 Illinois State […]

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11 Outstanding Black Women to be Honored at Harlem Business Gala

April - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

36th annual Harlem Business Alliance Fundraising Awards Gala celebrates ‘Black Women Did That’ – honoring the brains, grace & power of black women   Saluting: Sylvia Rhone, Jeanne Wardford, Vera Moore, Dyana Williams, Glynda C. Carr, Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Jodie Patterson, Dr. Aletha Maybank and La-Verna J. Fountain   Event Sponsors: Airbnb, Harlem Community Development Corporation, […]

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Two Men Charged With $900,000 Interstate Theft Scheme

April - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

NEWARK, N.J. – Two New Jersey men were arrested for their roles in a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $900,000 in commercial and residential merchandise from various companies, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Roy Depack, a/k/a “Ray Depack,” a/k/a “Roy Soriano,” a/k/a “John Soriano,” 42, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Louis J. […]

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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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