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Archive for April 5th, 2019

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

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Dr. Juanita BratcherDr. 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 was also the Host of “One on One”, a cable television show and “Footnotes to the News”, PCC Network.

Dr. Bratcher successfully became a published author of seven books, the author of more than 700 poems, many of which have been published in various anthologies. She was also a song writer and the songs she wrote have been recorded by professional recording artists.

She served as guest, panelist, or guest co-host on numerous television and radio programs; and participated in many workshops and forums on careers, journalism and politics, as a presenter, moderator or panelist. In 1983, she was assigned to the campaign trail of U.S. Congressman Harold Washington in his successful run for mayor of the City of Chicago, and authored a book about him titled “Harold: the Making of a Big City Mayor.”

Dr. Bratcher served as a Press Aide to Cook County Board President John Herman Stroger, Jr. in his successful run for President of the Cook County Board in 1994; served as a Special Assistant to Stroger in Cook County government in 2005, and was Press Secretary to the Stroger Re-Election Campaign in 2006 during the Primary Election campaign. She was also authorized by Cook County Board President John H. Stroger to write his official biography, “Beyond The Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders” and served as a Press Aide to the late Alderman Lorraine Dixon in her successful run for re-election to the Chicago City Council.

She was the recipient of numerous awards for Journalism Par Excellence & Community Service (too many to list). Dr. Bratcher has received over 30 different professional Who’s Who Awards for excellence.

Her Journalism Career spanned more than 40 years.

She died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Friday, March 29, 2019.

Services for Dr. Bratcher were private.

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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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